Laser Therapy

Dog Getting Laser Therapy

Reducing pain and promoting healing is one of the medical team’s top priorities. To that end, we have invested in a class IV therapeutic laser, which we use on patients following surgery or an injury. It can also be used to help manage a range of chronic and acute conditions.

Veterinary laser therapy is a painless FDA approved medical procedure that uses low-level lasers to stimulate the natural healing capabilities of the body’s cells. This form of laser therapy is effective at promoting healing on a cellular level as well as decreasing inflammation after surgery, injury or areas of the body affected by chronic illnesses such as arthritis or acute conditions such as otitis. It can also be used to increase joint mobility and relieve the aches and pains common to geriatric pets.

Laser Therapy: How It Works

During each treatment, the energy from the laser increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. In addition, it can accelerate tissue repair and cell growth, improve circulation and nerve function, reduce scar tissue formation and help the immune system fend off infection. Laser therapy causes no adverse effects on healthy cells.

As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved, allowing your pet to quickly return to their usual activities.

What Conditions Does Veterinary Laser Therapy Treat?

Wound Healing

  • Post-operative surgical incisions
  • Contaminated or infected wounds
  • Burns
  • Snake bites

Skin Conditions

  • Dermatitis
  • Cat bite abscesses
  • Eczema
  • Frostbite
  • Pododermatitis (inflammation of skin on feet)
  • Seborrhea (dandruff)

Pain Caused By Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Cruciate ligament injury
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Back pain
  • Paralysis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease

What You and Your Pet Can Expect

Pets typically do not need to be sedated for laser therapy treatments, and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting. Most pets do not need to have their fur clipped.

Improvement is sometimes seen after the first treatment, however, most pets require several treatments to achieve maximum benefits. Generally, four to eight treatments produce the best results. The length and frequency of treatments varies with your pet’s condition.

Laser Therapy For Pets In Leawood,KS

If you would like to know more about laser therapy and if it could benefit your pet, contact us at 913-469-9330.