Laser Therapy

We are pleased to offer Class IV Laser therapy using a Companion Therapy Laser. LASER stands for ‘light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation’. It works by stimulating a positive photobiochemical response. Laser therapy has a cumulative effect meaning each treatment builds upon the previous one. It can be used in conjunction with or in lieu of other treatment protocols such as surgery, systemic medications and topical therapies.

Clsss IV laser therapy stimulates the body’s inherent healing mechanisms via a process known as photomodulation or biostimulation. This non-invasive technique has demonstrated applications in dermatology by decreasing pain, decreasing inflammation, increasing vasodilation to enhance leukocyte infiltration of damaged tissue, increasing keratinocyte proliferation to speed epithelialization (the formation of new skin), increasing cellular oxygenation and metabolism, and increasing the release of serotonin. Included in the list of dermatologic conditions that may benefit from laser therapy are:

  • Wound treatment – Lasers promote faster, stronger wound closure
  • Acral Lick Dermatitis (lick granuloma) – This often chronic condition can be very difficult to treat but responds very well to laser treatment
  • Atopic Dermatitis (atopy)
  • Burns
  • Abscesses
  • Feline Eosinophilic Granulomas (three forms of skin lesions in cats: eosinophilic plaque, eosinophilic granuloma and indolent ulcers)
  • Panniculitis (inflammation of fatty tissue)
  • Pododermatitis (infection of the feet)
  • Pyoderma (skin infection)
  • Seborrhea
  • Otitis externa (ear infection)

Almost all musculoskeletal disorders are responsive to laser therapy. Orthopedic conditions (those involving bones, tendons and ligaments) are particularly well suited to laser therapy. This therapy can be utilized with both acute and chronic conditions. Some examples of musculoskeletal applications of laser therapy include:

  • Post-surgery pain management and wound healing
  • Hip and/or elbow dysplasia
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Tendon or ligament tears
  • Osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease
  • Fractures
  • Back and neck pain
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Tooth extraction pain relief

We can help your pet heal with therapy laser. If your pet is feeling pain, has inflammation, or a wound, the laser is a sterile, pain-free treatment modality that can speed the healing process. The laser is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. If your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, suffering from skin problems, or simply aging please contact us to discuss instituting laser therapy.