Laser Therapy in Pets

Laser Therapy in Pets

Did you know that Avenues Pet Clinic in Cheyenne, WY offers laser treatment?

What is Laser Therapy in Pets?

Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain free treatment for a variety of conditions in your pet. This technology uses light waves of a specific wavelength to cause photobiomodulation, or the alteration of cellular and tissue physiology. Light absorbed by cellular components stimulates electrons and activates cells to promote growth, proliferation, migration, and repair.

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

Laser therapy works by causing the following to promote healing:

  • Endorphin release
  • Vasodilation; increases blood flow to bring in oxygen and cells involved in the healing process
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Faster healing and repair of soft tissues

What Conditions Does Laser Therapy Treat in Pets?

Laser therapy is a proven and effective treatment for a variety of chronic and acute conditions in pets. It is painless, stress-free and affordable! Some common conditions we treat using laser therapy are:

  • Chronic arthritis
  • Muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries
  • Back pain
  • Post-surgical and soft tissue trauma
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Nerve function
  • Older pets with diminished organ function

What Happens During Your Pet’s Laser Treatment?

During a treatment session, the handheld laser wand is slowly moved back and forth over the damaged tissue, producing a warm, pleasant sensation that most pets seem to enjoy and find relaxing. Sessions usually last 15 to 30 minutes, with the number of sessions and frequency of treatments dependent upon the injury or reason for treatment. Chronic conditions may be treated weekly, whereas surgical incisions and open wounds may need a one time or daily treatment.

Schedule a Laser Therapy Treatment for Your Pet Today!

If you have a furry family member, that you think could benefit from laser therapy, call us to set up a consultation with one of our veterinarians.