Pet Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is a cutting-edge veterinary medicine technique for treating a variety of conditions, including chronic pain in pets. Class IV (cold) laser therapy is especially effective for treating pets with osteoarthritis pain, regardless of whether they have had orthopedic surgery.
Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses light to increase circulation and stimulate blood flow. It is not a surgical laser that cuts tissue, but rather a laser with different wavelengths that aids in tissue healing. To determine whether a pet is a good candidate for laser therapy, your veterinarian will first assess his or her pain management needs. Laser therapy is not recommended for cancer patients because it may worsen or spread the disease. The medical team will craft a personalized treatment plan. A series of eight to ten sessions, usually starting two to three times weekly, provides the most pain relief benefits for dogs and cats.