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Laser Therapy

Pet Laser Therapy From Short Pump Animal Hospital

Caring for your pet starts with finding the right treatments. In some cases, we may recommend laser therapy to treat soft tissue injuries or specific health concerns. The treatments help your pet heal without using harsh and uncomfortable treatments.

veterinarian preparing a cat for laser therapy

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is a treatment for soft tissue injuries and related discomfort. It uses an IB laser, or low-level laser, to help your pet heal from an injury. The way the laser works is through infrared heat. The laser penetrates deep into the tissues to promote healing. It is a non-invasive treatment, so it will not cause pain to your pet.

What We Treat with a Cold Laser

In our clinic, we use a cold laser to treat a variety of injuries and concerns. Our treatment suggestions depend on your pet's specific needs, so we may suggest the treatment for several different situations.

Common health concerns that may benefit from laser therapy include:

  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Injuries to the muscles or other soft tissues
  • Age-related pain and discomfort
  • Pain

Since a low-level laser helps promote healing without using harsh medications, it is safe for pets at all ages. It helps alleviate pain in puppies and kittens that may grow rapidly and experience growing pains. It also helps with older pets that develop arthritis or similar age-related complications.

Benefits for Your Pet's Health

The benefits of cold laser therapy for your pet's health depend on the situation. A common advantage is the pain relief. It helps with pain, even if the discomfort stems from inflammation or complications due to natural aging. The pain relief improves your pet's quality of life and allows your pet to enjoy different activities. 

Since the treatment promotes healing, it works well to help with injury management. It encourages the soft tissue injuries to heal at a faster pace. It also allows your pet to stay comfortable throughout the healing process. We may suggest the use of a laser to help with certain conditions as your pet ages. A cold laser helps reduce inflammation in the body, which contributes to the discomfort of arthritis. 

The final advantage is the impact on your pet's health. It does not cause any negative side effects and is non-invasive. That means it is safe for pets at all ages. It will not cause complications to your pet's well-being.

Contact Our Local Veterinarian Today

Laser therapy is a treatment that helps your pet heal after an injury or when you notice signs of pain. We may use the treatment as part of a comprehensive plan for your pet's health. To learn more about the use of laser therapy for pets or for an appointment, call 804-360-0100 today.

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