Veterinary technicians performing laser therapy.

If you had a magic wand, you might use it to free your pet of pain. Whether age-related or the side effect of an injury or surgery, pain is neither fun nor fair to the pets we love. What if we told you that cold laser therapy for pets sort of acts like a magic wand? This non-invasive therapeutic modality offers an excellent antidote for pain and inflammation, and it is available to all of our patients that need and deserve relief.

Science Fiction or Reality?

Cold laser therapy for pets hinges on a process called photobiomodulation. Using a handheld device, we aim the laser over the impacted area. Whether we’re focusing on a bone or tissue, the back and forth action of focused light causes a relaxing sensation in our patients. 

Electromagnetic light triggers the body’s cellular structures to change, stimulating healthy cell production. 

Like photosynthesis in plants, photobiomodulation involves concentrating a light source on damaged or diseased cells. The mitochondria produces more energy, increases blood flow, and stimulates healing.

Let’s Regenerate!

In addition to stimulating cellular growth and increasing circulation, cold laser therapy for pets deactivates certain enzymes responsible for either causing or worsening inflammation in the body. 

Pain causes the body’s nerves to fire. White blood cells produce chemicals that seep into the tissue, causing swelling. Cold laser therapy for pets interrupts this cycle by instigating th reproduction of endorphins that naturally fight pain and trigger healing.

Cold laser therapy for pets is directly linked to the improvement of the following health conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone fracture
  • Injury to tendons or ligaments
  • Sprains or strains
  • Joint injury
  • Nerve injury
  • Musculoskeletal disease
  • Post-surgical incision
  • Slow-healing or post-trauma wounds
  • Lesion of the skin
  • Skin abrasion

Pets that need laser therapy as a healing aid usually attend about 6 sessions that last approximately 20 minutes each. Sessions are calming and relaxing; some pets even fall asleep!

Treatment plans depend on the illness or injury, but if they show improvement, we can adjust the timeline from twice a week to twice a month.

Cold Laser Therapy for Pets

There are no negative repercussions to this treatment. It is pain-free, non-invasive, and with notable improvements to mobility and comfort, cold laser therapy for pets offers a certain type of tranquility. 

Even after a single treatment, owners are amazed to see massive improvements in behavior, engagement, mobility, strength, and endurance. Cold laser therapy for pets helps them get back to themselves in a shorter period of time. 

An Important Line of Defense

When applied in conjunction with traditional medical treatment, cold laser therapy can deliver an accelerated recovery time. If this sounds like good medicine for your best friend, schedule a wellness exam. The Vet Gal and Guys are always available to answer your questions at (817) 733‑3011.