Treatment on a Cellular Level
Perhaps you or someone you know has benefited from Laser Therapy, well, it’s just as effective with pets. We’ve had clients that began laser therapy for chronic pain management after they witnessed the effects it had on their pet. It’s quite fascinating to see the effects of Laser Therapy on pets. Laser Therapy is simply the process of placing a small handheld device on the affected area for pre-determined time frames. It is a non-evasive procedure so it’s important to note it’s not the same as surgical lasers that cut through tissue.
Pain Management for Cats and Dogs
Laser Therapy lessens pain by decreasing nerve sensitivity and inflammation, relaxes muscles, and improves circulation through low-level light energy, which used at specific frequencies causes a physiological change at the cellular level.
Designed to increase blood flow to the affected area, the process flushes out inflammatory mediators and swelling, as it accelerates tissue repair by increasing the rate of cell division and activating cells needed for repair. The speed at which healing occurs varies by patient and by the extent of the condition. Some of our patients have seen results in one session, while others require a more long-term approach. Our team of skilled and knowledgeable Doctors can provide a tailored plan and have your pet on its way to living a comfortable, less painful life.
Benefits of Laser Therapy for Cats and Dogs:
- Decreases Inflammation and Nerve Sensitivity
- Accelerates Tissue Repair, Cell Growth, and Nerve Function
- Improves Circulation
- Speeds the Healing Process and Reduces Scarring
- No Harmful Side Effects
From joint pain to skin conditions, you’ll see the variety of conditions that benefit from Laser Therapy below:
- Disc Disease
- Hip Dysplasia
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Sprains and Strains
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament
- Dental Problems
- Chronic Pain and Inflammation
- Dermatological Conditions
- Lick Granulomas
If your pet is experiencing lameness, slowing down, having trouble getting comfortable when trying to rest, or chronic skin conditions, Laser Therapy may be just what your pet needs. Let our knowledgeable and skillful team of Doctors assess your situation to determine if Laser Therapy is right for your pet. Call Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital and schedule an appointment today.