Laser therapy is a non-invasive, surgery-free, pain-free, and drug-free treatment that almost sounds too good to be true. Backed by numerous scientific studies and successful client stories, cold laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, symptoms, and injuries in dogs and cats with no side effects, other than feeling better.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
Cold laser therapy delivers a beam of laser light at a very specific wavelength that begins a process called photobiostimulation. When light reaches your pet’s soft tissue cells, it triggers a healing response which releases natural hormonal pain killers called endorphins and chemicals that accelerate the healing process. Cold laser therapy has been shown not only to accelerate healing and relieve pain with endorphins, it also reduces inflammation.
What Conditions Can Cold Laser Therapy Treat?
Cold laser therapy can be employed to treat and ease a variety of conditions related to your pet’s soft tissues and musculoskeletal system. These include:
Back and other musculoskeletal pain
Degenerative disc disease
Hot spots and allergic dermatitis
Soft tissue injuries
What to Expect During a Cold Laser Therapy Appointment
Cold laser therapy appointments are fairly simple. They can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Our healthcare team will apply the cold laser light to your pet in the indicated location for the amount of time indicated by your pet’s specific condition. Your pet can return home immediately after.
How Many Sessions Will My Pet Need?
Most pets appear to experience immediate relief during and following a cold laser therapy session. In fact, many pets become so relaxed during treatment, that they fall asleep. The total number of cold laser therapy sessions your pet will require depends on your pet’s unique condition, medical problems, and response to treatment. Some pets achieve full recovery after just a session or two, while others with chronic conditions require ongoing sessions to manage symptoms.
Learn More about Holistic Veterinary Care
At Animal Wellness Center, we’re proud to provide a comprehensive list of traditional and holistic treatments for pets, including cold laser therapy with the Luminex Ultra Cold Laser. By combining modern, state-of-the-art veterinary care with non-invasive, holistic therapies like cold laser, spinal manipulation, and acupuncture, we can provide pets well-rounded medical care to maintain wellness and better manage chronic conditions. For more information about holistic veterinary care or whether cold laser therapy is right for your pet, contact one of our five Wisconsin locations to schedule an appointment for your pet today.