As part of our commitment to provide the most comprehensive care possible, Elm Creek Animal Hospital is pleased to offer veterinary laser therapy to better serve the needs of our patients.
The number of treatments depends on the condition and problems that we are treating and the severity of the disease. Sometimes just one or two treatments are enough but chronic conditions like arthritis may require lifelong therapy. Most chronic treatment plans start once to twice weekly for 4-6 weeks, then maintained every 2 to eight weeks depending how the patient has responded to therapy.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy treatment works by using photons of light to penetrate deep into tissues. These light waves are absorbed into cells which then release a chemical response to help reduce pain and inflammation. Laser therapy is safe, non-invasive and pain free, and is most commonly used in combination with other treatment programs to improve results and speed recovery.
Specifically, laser therapy is often used to:
- Reduce pain and discomfort post-surgical at the incision site, after dental extractions, and to help alleviate pain from chronic arthritis
- Improve wound healing time
- Increase joint mobility
- Reduce swelling associated with sprains and strain
If your pet is suffering from a chronic medical condition, has sustained injuries or has been suffering from pain, we encourage you to discuss our alternative medicine options that may provide relief for you and your pet.