Laser Therapy

Could your pet benefit from pain relief or faster healing following injury or surgery?

The therapeutic laser has been used in human medicine for decades now. This process harnesses the power of light to painlessly treat a wide variety of ailments and injuries. Now, the same innovative technology is available for use on our animal friends with similar positive results. South Shore Veterinary Hospital offers laser therapy as a treatment option for pets that suffer from painful chronic illnesses, injuries and post-surgical recovery.

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy involves the use of a small, handheld device which emits an intense but painless beam of light known as a laser. When the laser penetrates an area of the body that has been damaged in some way, it triggers a cellular response. That response increases blood flow and releases what are known as “feel-good hormones.” As a result, pain levels are significantly reduced and the body begins to process healing much more quickly.

Does laser therapy hurt?

Because it only involves a beam of light, the laser does not cause any physical discomfort at all. In fact, to the contrary, many patients find the experience to be extremely relaxing. Some have even used a therapy session to enjoy a nice nap.

What can laser therapy treat?

We can use the therapeutic laser to treat and manage any of the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Joint and muscle injuries
  • Fracture repair
  • Wound healing
  • Postsurgical recovery
  • Dermatological conditions
  • Dental problems
  • Much more

How many sessions will my pet need?

The number and frequency of laser therapy sessions your pet will need to achieve optimum results will vary. In order to provide you with a detailed treatment recommendation, the doctor will need to thoroughly examine your pet and assess his or her condition.

If you believe your loved one could benefit from laser therapy, contact us today!

 

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