Warm Laser Therapy
What is Warm Laser Therapy?
Warm laser therapy uses a low-intensity laser or LEDs (light-emitting diodes) to help to relieve your pet's pain, stimulate their cell function and improve and encourage their natural healing processes.
Several different conditions have been shown to improve with the use of veterinary laser therapy in dogs and cats including arthritis symptoms, muscle spasms and joint or muscle pain.
During this treatment process, the energy from the lasers increases your pet's circulation. This naturally draws oxygen, nutrients and water to the affected area and encourages your pet's healing. The process is often quite soothing and relaxing for pets too.
The Warm Laser Therapy Treatment Process
Laser therapy treatment involves the movement of a handheld laser wand back and forth over the part of your pet's body which has sustained an injury or is causing health issues.
With warm laser therapy, your pet will feel a pleasant warm feeling in the area being treated, likely finding it quite enjoyable. Warm lasers, also called Class IV lasers, are excellent options for your vet to provide topical heating for muscle relaxation and temporary pain relief. Laser therapy sessions at our veterinary hospital generally last about 20 minutes. The number and frequency of these treatments will depend on your pet's specific healthcare needs.
Uses for Laser Therapy
Laser therapy has a wide range of uses and is highly effective when used in conjunction with traditional medications and other veterinary treatments.
Laser treatment for dogs and cats promotes circulation and encourages cell regeneration, benefiting the following procedures and conditions:
- Post-Surgical Recovery
- Bone Fractures
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Strains & Sprains
- Lick Granuloma
- Dental Procedures
Benefits of Warm Laser Therapy
Therapeutic laser treatments offer a wide range of benefits to your pet. When a pet receives low-intensity laser treatment, the specific wavelengths of the light prompt an alteration of the physiology of their tissues and cells.
- Increases wound healing
- Enhances neovascularization
- Reduces edema (swelling)
- Increases blood perfusion
- Encourages bone healing
- Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
- Reduces inflammation and associated pain