Laser therapy is a form of treatment used to heal your pets from within. This option is drug-free, surgery-free and completely painless. It has been proven to be successful in treating pets who suffer from inflammation, pain and swelling.
How does laser therapy work?
During this form of therapy a soft light is directed at the area of interest. This light has energy that can promote growth and repair. The laser has different levels to treat issues ranging from surface level issues to deeper conditions like arthritis that affect bone and muscle. If our doctors were to treat skin damage they would use a low-range level to trigger cell growth.
The entire process can last up to 30 minutes and does not require any sedation or anesthesia. We find most of our patients enjoy the treatment as they begin to feel immediate relief. (Some pets even fall asleep during their treatment!) Our team will determine how many sessions your loyal companion needs. If you would like to learn more about laser therapy for your pet, call us at 905.707.9059.
Are lasers safe for my pet?
Absolutely! Only the areas that are being treated are exposed to the laser. Your pet is protected the same way we protect our veterinarians performing the procedure.
Why would laser therapy be recommended for my pet?
We recommend laser therapy for pets who have chronic pain or need help during recovery. In fact, this form of therapy is ideal for pets who are recovering from surgery. The laser is used to help surgical wounds heal faster. Pets who suffer from bone/joint injuries or arthritis may also be recommended for laser therapy. Other conditions that can be treated with this form of therapy include cellulitis, kidney stones, hip dysplasia and open wounds.