Laser Therapy

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.

Healing

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:

  • Arthritis
  • 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.

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“The attention and service provided to my two dogs by the vet technician (Ms. Wilder) and the Vet (Dr. McDonald) were impressive. They really put my two dogs first and made me feel they care about the health of my pets.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

As veterinarians we deal with a wide range of complicated issues in the course of our day-to-day work. If you don’t have all the answers, we might. We have some FAQ documents on a wide range of subjects for your pet. Whether you’re looking for answers to common questions or just curious, our FAQs could be the fastest route to the answers you need.

A puppy’s critical development period is 8 – 14 weeks, training is crucial during this period and is fine, given they’re at the appropriate level of vaccines. Puppies can meet other vaccinated puppies…we require all training participants to be at the appropriate stage of vaccination for their age.
They pose a variety of health and safety hazards. Without knowledge of the other dog’s backgrounds, it’s a risky situation at best. Other pet owners may not be aware of the risks…nor mindful of their pet.
Imagine not brushing your teeth for five years? Infection occurs when bacteria collects between the gums and teeth as they separate; it then enters the blood stream and sets up in the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Absolutely, NOT! Aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Dogs are extremely sensitive to the gastrointestinal effects of NSAIDs, resulting in pain, bleeding, and ulceration.
Change in appetite, lethargy, low energy, aggressiveness, inappropriate elimination, and vocalization are all signs of an underlying issue. Though the symptoms began recently, the issue began well before the symptoms began to show.
Our wellness plans spread out the cost of services throughout the year…much easier on your wallet. Part of your savings includes no exam fee when you come for a visit.
It provides a baseline of values to reference the next time your pet needs treatment. It also detects early signs of cancer, infection and disease, and ensures organs are properly functioning.
On July 19, 2018, the U.S. FDA issued an alert regarding grain-free diets and a possible link to dilated cardiomyopathy (a decreased ability to pump blood); often resulting in congestive heart failure. The correlation of peas, lentils, chickpeas, beans, and potatoes is the focus of the investigation and if your pet is currently on a grain free diet, the FDA urges pet owners to consult their veterinarian.

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