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Laser Therapy for Pets

If you go to the chiropractor when you're in pain, they might recommend laser therapy to help relieve it. The same procedure can be used by your veterinarian to treat the family pet. Although the therapy was used on humans before it was tried on pets, laser therapy can be beneficial for our furry friends, too. With laser therapy, also known as cold laser therapy, a doctor or vet holds the laser over the affected area. The concentrated light penetrates the skin to treat tissue beneath it. Our staff at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield, NC, can provide

The Benefits of Laser Therapy

Laser therapy can be beneficial for injuries and pain like that caused by arthritis, a sprain, or strain, or spinal disc issues. It's believed to stimulate blood flow and the growth of cells to encourage repairs. Cold laser therapy can also help reduce inflammation caused by injuries.

Laser therapy is a noninvasive procedure. It doesn't require healing like traditional surgery, nor does the pet need to be shaved for the procedure. In fact, your pet can walk right out of the office. There's no sore site like there would be from an injection, either.

The cold lasers used in laser therapy do not hurt during use, nor do they require the use of glasses to protect the eyes. Plus, each session takes just a few minutes.

Laser therapy doesn't post any of the risks that come with anesthesia because your pet doesn't need to be sedated. Some doctors believe pets can come to associate laser therapy with something that feels good -- pain relief. Pets may be calmer for these sessions than other types of treatment,

Pets who experience pain relief from cold laser therapy may experience an easier time using stairs, hopping onto furniture or into vehicles, and moving in general.

Not every vet's office has the equipment to perform laser therapy. However, Summerfield residents can seek this type of therapy at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt.

Call Us Today

Call The Animal Hospital of Lake Brandt in Summerfield, NC, at (336) 643-2229 for more information or to see if your pet might benefit from cold laser therapy.


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