Cold Laser Therapy is an exciting new FDA approved technology that speeds healing and reduces pain and inflammation caused by common pet ailments such as otitis, hip dysplasia, and arthritis. While our Companion® Therapy Laser is designed specifically for pets, the same technology is also FDA approved for use on humans.
Laser therapy provides a drug-free, pain-free, surgery-free way to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, and numerous dermatological problems, as well as pain. Whether they’re recovering from injury or surgery, healing from a wound, or simply aging, your companion will benefit from therapeutic laser treatments.
How Does the Laser Therapy Work?
Essentially, the laser energizes the body’s cells, which in turn boost DNA production and increase the health of the cells. Laser therapy actually stimulates the body to heal from within.
When injured cells receive non-thermal photons of light, they respond with a heightened metabolism. This results in increased circulation from the body, an anti-inflammatory reaction, relief from pain, and a greater speed of healing.
How Will My Pet Respond to Laser Therapy?
Simply put, it provides relief. During treatment, your pet will relax, as if it is receiving a good massage (though the probe does not actually touch your pet’s skin). The almost immediate pain relief will allow your pet to be comfortable and any associated anxiety is often relieved as well. Your feline companions may purr, and your canine companions may even fall asleep during the treatment. Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy, and that alone improves the quality of life for your best friend!
What Conditions Respond Best to Laser Therapy?
- Arthritic Conditions
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
- Dermatological Conditions
- Lick Granulomas
- Periodontal Disease
- Post-Surgical Pain
- Degloving Injuries
- Pyotraumatic Dermatitis
- Severe and Acute Otitis
- And More…
Seeing Is Believing!
When cold laser therapy was first introduced to veterinary medicine, Dr. Husar fully investigated it’s effectiveness to determine if it would benefit our patients. He consulted with other veterinarians and evaluated case histories where laser therapy was used. The data supporting its ability to speed healing and reduce pain was compelling.
After implementing the therapeutic laser at Sutton Road Animal Hospital, and seeing remarkable results in pain relief and increased speed of healing, we are strong advocates for its use. Dr. Husar states: “This is a technology that is used in human medicine as well, and I have realized the benefits of it personally, so I can confidently say that it produces amazing results.”
If you would like more information about laser therapy, please Call Sutton Road Animal Hospital at (847) 742-8298.