Pet Laser Therapy:
A Great Option for Pain Management
No pet owner wants to see their companion in pain. While pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs can alleviate the symptoms of chronic illnesses, they can also be difficult to administer. At Oak Hammock Animal Hospital, we're proud to offer a multimodal approach to pain management that includes pain medications, supplements, and pet laser therapy. Our Companion® Therapy Laser provides soothing, non-invasive relief for your cat or dog. Pet laser therapy can be used to treat a multitude of conditions, from healing surgical wounds to treating injuries or chronic illnesses.
How Pet Laser Therapy Works
Originally developed for sports medicine, laser therapy has become a common treatment for pet pain management. The Companion® laser emits a low frequency, infrared light, which is gently massaged over the impacted areas of the body. This light penetrates the fur and skin and stimulates internal cells. This accelerates the body's natural healing process by increasing circulation to the targeted area. Although protective eye gear is worn while the laser is on, the light is completely harmless to the skin. Patients feel a slight warming sensation as the therapy is administered, which many pets find soothing.
Is Laser Therapy Right for Your Pet
Pet laser therapy can be used to treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. While laser therapy is a truly versatile therapeutic tool, it is most frequently used to manage arthritis and hasten post-operative healing. However, laser therapy can also be used to treat the following conditions:
- Degenerative joint disease
- Degenerative disc disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Chronic otitis
- Hot spots
- And More...
What to Expect from Treatment
When you bring your pet in for laser therapy, our team will evaluate the exposure time and strength of light needed to treat your pet's condition based on their size, age, and coloring, and the severity of their condition. The duration of each session and the number of sessions required varies case by case. Although, chronic conditions usually take longer to treat than acute ones.
Pet laser therapy is clinically proven to reduce pain and inflammation and improve mobility and quality of life. If you think your pet could benefit from laser therapy, call us today at 863-655-3155 to schedule a consultation.