At Williston Park Animal Hospital we offer Class IV Laser therapy to help your pet heal without drugs or surgery. Laser therapy is scientifically proven to reduce inflammation and pain for both acute and chronic conditions by utilizing the body’s own healing powers.
What type of conditions can be treated?
- Dental conditions: Periodontal Disease, Gingivitis, tooth extraction & post dental cleaning
- Infections: ear infections, bladder infections
- Inflammatory Conditions: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Joint Pain & Lameness conditions: Arthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease & Hip dysplasia
- Orthopedic injuries: Sprains, Strains, Tendonitis & Fractures
- Skin Conditions: hot spots, lick granulomas, acne, allergies
- Surgical Conditions: Helps post-Surgical Healing & provides pain relief
- Wounds: cuts, bites & lacerations
What’s involved with treating my pet?
Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast. The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive handpiece to treat the affected area. Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warmth. As the laser is administered, many pets will relax, much like you would experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate. We have taken before and after photos and are amazed that after 20 minutes red and inflammed skin and ears will already be healing and we can visibly see the color changing to a lighter pink.
How does it work?
The Companion therapy laser system sends photons, or packets of light energy, deep into tissue without damaging it. These photons are absorbed within the mitochondria of the cells and induce a chemical change called “photo-bio-modulation”. This light energy then inspires production of ATP in the cell. ATP is the fuel, or energy, cells need for repair and rejuvenation. Impaired or injured cells do not make this fuel at an optimal rate. Increased ATP production leads to healthier cells, healthier tissue, and healthier animals.
Are there any side effects?
There are no known side effects with this treatment. You might see a change in activity when your pet comes home. For some it might be increased activity and others may be more relaxed. This is due to the pain relief and reduction in inflammation.
Can I combine Laser therapy with other treatments for my pet?
Yes, Laser therapy can be combined with holistic modalities such as acupuncture and herbal therapy for the maximum benefit to your pet. It can also be used with traditional medication and pain relievers as well.
When can I expect to see an improvement? What might I see?
You may see relief in the first treatment or so as pain and inflammation are reduced. For example: better mobility for joint conditions, drying and healing of dermatological issues, faster healing for wounds and incisions, or your pet just seeming more relaxed and comfortable . For some conditions, a series of treatments may be necessary before you see results due to the severity or complexity of the condition. Each pet is different, and treatments are unique for your pet’s specific needs.
If you are interested in Laser therapy for your pet Please ask us about our packages today! For more information visit the Companion Laser Therapy website at: http://www.litecure.com/companionanimalhealth