Therapeutic Laser Treatments
Our Streamwood Veterinarians Offer
Pet Laser Therapy
The veterinarians at Sutton Road Animal Hospital in Streamwood are always seeking innovative ways to help improve your pet’s quality of life. One of the more recently developed technologies in health care that is frequently used at Sutton Road Animal Hospital is the Therapeutic Laser, also called the “cold” Laser.
What is Laser Therapy?
Cold Laser Therapy is a non-invasive FDA approved technology for pets (and humans) that is a pain-free, drug-free, and surgery-free way to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, and illnesses.
Essentially, non-thermal photons of light are emitted from a hand held device that is directed at the treatment area. The body’s cells respond with a heightened metabolism, resulting in increased circulation, a reduction of pain and inflammation, and increased speed of healing.
Pet Laser Therapy is safe for cats and dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. It can be provided as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other services including medication, surgery, lifestyle modifications, and/or nutritional supplements.
The Benefits of Laser Therapy
Simply put, Laser Therapy provides relief! Whether your pets are recovering from injury or surgery, healing from a wound or illness, or simply aging, they will experience less pain, less inflammation and quicker healing as a result of therapeutic laser treatments. Some conditions that respond well to laser therapy are as follows:
- Joint pain or arthritis
- Wound and incision healing
- Soft tissue injuries (e.g., muscle, ligament, and tendon)
- Fractures and Post-Orthopedic Surgery
- Dermatological issues; hot spots, infections, lick granulomas
- Periodontal Disease
- Ear Infections
- De-gloving Injuries
What to Expect During Your Pet's Laser Therapy Session
A typical cold laser therapy session will usually last around 10-20 minutes. The staff at Sutton Road Animal Hospital will ensure your pet is in a comfortable location and position for the treatment. The almost immediate pain relief that is experienced when the treatment starts will allow your pet to relax and any anxiety is often relieved as well. Some patients may even fall asleep! For optimal results, multiple laser therapy sessions may be needed.
Would You Like More Information about Pet Laser Therapy?
Contact Sutton Road Animal Hospital if you are seeking a veterinarian in the Streamwood, Elgin, Bartlett, South Elgin, Schaumburg or Barrington area. We'd be happy to discuss pet laser therapy as well as our many other services. Call (847) 742-8298 today!