Therapeutic Laser Treatments Can Benefit Your Pet
Therapeutic laser treatment with the Class IV laser is an amazing and effective tool for pain management and arthritis. Soldotna Animal Hospital is thrilled to have the capability to treat your pet with this technique.
Originally, this technique was developed in Europe and Russia, where it has been used for many years. Sports medicine physicians employ it successfully on professional and Olympic athletes for pain relief. It also has the benefit of improving the body’s ability to heal.
The therapeutic laser provides the latest technology in veterinary care for:
- Arthritis or degenerative joint disease
- Pain relief and faster healing after surgery
- Ear infections and inflammation
- Various skin conditions (such as hot spots or lick granulomas)
- Snake bites and insect bites or stings
- Wound healing
- Faster healing from traumatic injuries
Instead of cutting as the surgical laser scalpel does, the therapeutic laser provides energy in the form of light waves that change cellular metabolism. This affects the production of endorphins and relieves pain. Injured cells stimulated with the laser heal at a faster rate. This means that your pet can heal more quickly and comfortably.
When used after a surgical procedure, the therapeutic laser reduces pain, swelling, and inflammation. Non-invasive and painless, it also has the advantage that there are no potentially dangerous side effects like those that can be associated with some medications. Ask about the therapeutic laser at your next visit, or call us today for more information.