Cutting Edge Pet Laser Therapy
When it comes to cutting edge technology, laser therapy is hard to beat. It uses different frequencies of light to penetrate the surface of your pet’s skin and treat a variety of medical conditions. The conditions pet laser therapy is used for treating is lengthy and it’s the drug-free alternative to pain medication in conditions like arthritis and joint pain. Pets get a bit of relaxation time because they tend to enjoy the slightly warming sensation of therapy sessions. We encourage all pet owners from Decatur and surrounding areas to experience the therapeutic effects of our laser therapy services firsthand.
Things Laser Therapy Treats
Laser therapy has been shown to help regenerate cells and increase blood flow to injured areas in both humans and animals. Pet laser therapy stimulates blood flow and healing, making it an excellent option for your pet post-surgery. According to the Canine Health Foundation, laser therapy helps regenerate nerve tissue in pets after surgery. In addition, it has been clinically proven to create pain relief by decreasing inflammation and stimulating the release of endorphins, which are pain relieving hormones.
Some of the other things laser therapy helps treat includes:
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Chronic arthritis
- Swelling and inflammation
- Degenerative joint disease
- Skin wounds
- Bone fractures
- Hip dysplasia
- Acute disc disease
What to Expect from Pet Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is completely noninvasive and painless. It’s actually been shown to release feel good endorphins in your pet’s brain and many pets look forward to their therapy sessions. The low-beam light is massaged on injured or painful areas of your pet’s body and they receive a slightly warm, soothing sensation from it. The number of sessions they receive and at what length will vary on their condition and level of pain. Typical pet laser therapy sessions last anywhere from three to 20 minutes in length for one to three times per week. Dr. Shelly Stevens and Dr. Robert Groesch are happy to advise you on how often you should bring your companion animal in for their particular condition. Please contact us about the therapeutic effects of pet laser therapy today!