Pet Laser Therapy
Does your cat experience pain from arthritis? Was your dog injured and continuously feels pain while trying to recover? If so, Lakeside Veterinary Center can help minimize and treat pain with laser therapy. This safe and effective treatment has been used in veterinary medicine for decades to alleviate pain and inflammation, and has been clinically proven to be effective in treating other conditions such as:
- Hip dysplasia
- Otitis externa (ear infections)
- Post-surgical healing
With laser therapy, our goal is to treat your pet’s discomfort as effectively and efficiently as possible so he can quickly return pain-free to normal activities. Our veterinary staff uses the most up-to-date equipment and is confident that your pet will feel a significant amount of relief from pain. Our pet laser therapy service in Laurel can bring your pet back to his happy and healthy self!
What Is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is an FDA-approved treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to stimulate your pet’s natural healing ability. The laser light is applied using a non-invasive hand piece. It penetrates the body’s skin, causing an increase in oxygen and improved blood flow. This reduces the amount of pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms your pet feels, while accelerating tissue repair and cell growth. Wounds heal faster, and nerve function can also be improved. Not only is laser therapy completely safe for your pet, but it has also been known to result in a soothing sensation, much like a massage, often leaving pets feeling very relaxed.
About the Therapy Session
Unlike other treatment options, pet laser therapy requires no medication, sedation, or surgery of any kind. That’s what makes it so safe for your pet. The only requirement is for protective eyewear to be worn for anyone in close proximity to the laser. On average, each treatment session lasts about 10 minutes, but may be longer, depending on the condition being treated. The frequency of sessions is determined by the specific condition being treated as well as the severity. For most pets, immediate pain relief and positive results are experienced within minutes of leaving Lakeside!
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.