ColdLaserTherapy_1Pet Laser Therapy

At our animal hospital in Alhambra, pet laser therapy is one of the newest and most exciting treatment options we offer to our patients. Laser therapy is a treatment modality that has been revolutionary in the veterinary industry, giving pet owners the opportunity to provide their pet with exceptional pain management.

What is Pet Laser Therapy?

Pet laser therapy uses concentrated cold laser light to stimulate cells in the body. The veterinarian or veterinary technician who administers the treatment will target the specific area of the body that is causing trouble for the pet, ensuring that the cells in that area are stimulated to heal and reduce pain and swelling. For their own safety, your pet will also be outfitted in protective goggles during the treatment.

Cold laser therapy has many benefits, some of which include:

  • Increase of blood flow to the area
  • Reduction of pain
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Stimulation to encourage healing
  • …and more

Pet Laser Therapy Treatment Plan

When it has been determined that your pet needs laser therapy treatment, their treatment plan will vary depending on their individual needs. Often, we will begin with more treatments at once, starting with about 3 treatments in the first week and gradually reducing on an as-needed basis. Some common reasons a pet may be prescribed laser therapy are:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Injury
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • …and more