Laser therapy is an increasingly popular method of therapy in veterinary medicine that helps your pet with pain management. It can be used along with medication or separately to manage pain and inflammation and accelerate wound healing. To book an appointment or know more about our laser therapy sessions, please call us at 604-854-2313.
When would my pet need laser therapy?
Laser therapy can help pets deal with pain caused by injury, post-surgery pain or orthopedic conditions such as chronic arthritis.
How does laser therapy help in healing?
The therapeutic lasers emit light waves that cause photobiomodulation or alteration of cellular or tissue physiology. The laser stimulates electrons in cellular components, which activates the cells that can grow, migrate, proliferate, and repair. Once activated, such cellular functions help to repair the internal damage.
What kind of illnesses or conditions can laser therapy treat?
Pets with chronic conditions and illnesses can benefit from laser therapy. Some conditions include:
- Chronic arthritis
- Pain caused due to surgical incisions
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Traumatic injuries
- Pets with liver disease who cannot take medications
- Cats for whom pain-relief medication is limited
- Senior pets with reduced organ function