Pet Laser Therapy
Have your pet’s pain relief medications become ineffective? Is their condition taking too long to heal? Pet laser therapy is another option for managing pain and treating both acute and chronic health problems. Without treatment, painful conditions can prevent your pet from living the happy, healthy life they deserve. At Monongahela Animal Hospital, we can use our therapeutic laser to benefit pets of all shapes and sizes.
What Are Some Advantages of Laser Therapy?
Oral medication is one of the most common ways to treat pain in companion animals, just as with humans. However, there are several downsides to medicating your pet, including:
- The potential for one medication to interfere with another
- Your pet being uncooperative about receiving their medication
- The medication becoming less effective over time
- Your pet’s medication causing potentially harmful side effects
Laser therapy treatment does not cause any known side effects, and will not harm your pet. The procedure is safe, gentle, and even soothing.
"We are new to them but I felt very much at ease and my and my friends puppies were treated very well! Thank you so much for making us apart of your family"
How Can a Laser Heal?
Our laser therapy system uses highly-concentrated infrared light to repair tissue damage. During treatment, various biochemical processes take place. The controlled use of light particles can:
- Stimulate the release of endorphins
- Increase blood circulation
- Reduce swelling
- Increase cell division and draw in “good” cells to repair damaged cells
Together, these and other processes can provide noticeable pain relief and healing to your pet.
Conditions We Can Treat
General aches and pains are not the only problems that can be improved with laser treatment. Other conditions we can treat include:
- Lick granulomas
- Skin and ear infections
- Severe gingivitis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Muscle spasms
- Surgery sites
- Soft tissue wounds
- Injuries to the joints and connective tissues
- …and more
What to Expect for Your Pet’s Treatment
Chronic problems that have had months or even years to progress will take longer to treat. If your pet is living with osteoarthritis or chronic back pain, anticipate multiple treatment sessions before we see results. By contrast, acute conditions such as skin injuries and surgical sites can be improved in just one treatment.
To find out more about our therapeutic laser and how it can help your pet, call (724) 258-8406.