Veterinary Laser Therapy
Laser therapy for dogs and cats!
All Pets Animal Hospital and Rehabilitation Center offers Class IV laser therapy for dogs and cats! Our companion Therapy Laser provides a revolutionary new approach for treating many of our patients needs. If your pet suffering from arthritis, inter vertebral disc disease, degenerative joint disease, or post surgical pain? Here at All Pets Animal Hospital we offer a non-invasive, drug-free, surgery-free, pain-free solution for your pets.
- Arthritis: Hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease
- Wounds and Post-surgical therapy
- IVDD (inter vertebral disc disease), other joint diseases
- Dental procedures
- Sprains / strains
- And much more!
The Science Behind Laser Therapy for Animals
At All Pets, we are now offering the latest technology in health care for your pet. This FDA cleared, deep-penetrating light allows relief of pain through the release of endorphins and stimulates the injured cells to heal at a faster rate.
When choosing a treatment option for your companion there is now an alternative to pharmaceuticals.
The Companion Therapy Laser, by LiteCure provides immediate results without and dangerous side effects
Laser light penetrates deep into tissue and is absorbed by cells. This energy is only absorbed by unhealthy cells; they have no effect on normal, healthy cells. The response in cells receives pain by blocking nerve impulses, accelerates tissue repair, increases circulation, and reduces swelling. Therapy protocols differ based on each pet and the condition being treated. Most treatments sessions take only minutes. Laser therapy for pets can reduce or even eliminate the need for additional pain medications and anti-inflammatories for some medical conditions.
1.) What is the difference between a Cold laser (Class III) and the Companion Class IV Laser?
The illustration summarizes the science behind our Companion Class IV Therapy Laser System. Photostimulation by this system provides ideal power, ideal wavelengths and a safe, efficient and deep penetrating therapy.
Depth of penetration and saturation of target tissue means shorter sessions with greater coverage of affected tissue.
2.) How long does the treatment take?
Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity and cost. For some chronic patients, multiple joints will be treated during one laser treatment sessions. When appropriate, laser therapy can be used as a complementary adjunct to other treatment plans. (Example we usually recommend a series of 6 treatments over a 2 weeks period, each session lasting 5-15 minutes)
3.)What to expect during a Companion Animal Laser Therapy treatment session for your companion?
Simply put, it provides relief. The fur does not need to be clipped. Eye protection will be worn by the laser operator and anyone in close proximity to the laser probe. The eyes of the animal will be directed away from the treatment area or covered with a towel or eye wear. The clinical will move the probe over the area of treatment to assure the laser is being delivered to the area which needs improvement.
4.) What will my pet feel?
As the laser is administered, often pets will relax and enjoy, much like you would experiencing a good message. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate. Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and dogs will fall asleep during their therapy session.
5.) When can I expect to see an improvement? What might I see?
You may see relief in the first treatment or so as pain and inflammation are reduce. For example: better mobility for joint conditions, drying and healing of dermatological issues, faster healing for wounds and incisions, or your pets just seeming more relaxed and comfortable. For some conditions, a series of treatments may be necessary before you see results due to the severity or complexity of the condition. Each pet is different, and treatments are unique for your pet's specific needs.