At our hospital, we pride ourselves on always searching for innovative ways to care for your dog especially where pain is concerned. Veterinary laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free and drug-free treatment that is used for a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatments. Laser treatment for dogs employs deep-penetrating wavelengths to promote a chain of chemical reactions known as photobiomodulation. This process helps relieve pain through the release of endorphins (internal opioids), and it stimulates mitochondria to help injured cells to heal at an accelerated pace.
Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, your dog's condition will influence how often and long laser therapy is necessary. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require 3 to 8 minutes. Level IV therapeutic cold laser treatments for dogs are cumulative, so each additional treatment facilitates a greater improvement in your dog's condition. The length and frequency of treatments vary by condition, so allow your doctor will help create a sufficient laser treatment schedule for your dog.
Class IV Cold Laser therapy may also be referred to as Cold Laser, Low-Level Laser, photobiomodulation or Class IV Laser Therapy. Each of these terms refers to the same therapy, using the same equipment to stimulates cell regeneration and increase blood circulation.
Laser therapy can be used to treat a multitude of ailments, including:
Many of our veterinary therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are: