We are proud to now offer Class IV Laser Therapy as a treatment option!
Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, nonsurgical and medication-free treatment that is used for a variety of conditions. Laser therapy can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols and medications. Relief from discomfort and/or motor improvement is often noticed within minutes to hours depending on the condition and your pet’s response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain and promoting healing.
Watch Companion Animal Health‘s client video below!
Applications for Laser Therapy Include:
• Treatment of arthritis, pain and inflammation
• Sprains, strains, and fractures
• Post-surgical healing & pain relief (includes spays and neuters)
• Wounds, cuts, and bites
• Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
• Dental extraction pain relief
• Ear infections
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
The laser light is administered through a non-invasive handpiece to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes per affected area and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This causes an in increase in blood circulation, reduced inflammation relieving pain, and an acceleration of the healing process.
Watch this video to see how therapy laser helps stimulate recovery on a cellular level.
What Can My Pet Expect During a Laser Therapy Treatment Session?
As the laser is administered, your pet may feel relaxed and enjoy the treatment. The warmth of the laser will allow your pet to start to become more comfortable. Some treatments are performed with a roller ball or a non-contact attachment.
In conjunction with our pheromone diffusers in the exam room, any anxiety that your pet initially experiences will quickly dissipate. We also encourage you to be present with your pet during the treatment session to help them to relax. But there are options to drop your pet off while you run errands if needed.
Quigley falling asleep while assistant Morgan is performing a laser therapy treatment
Occasionally, unhappy cats will start to purr, and canine companions will actually fall asleep during their therapy sessions.
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Frequently after therapy we hear, “He’s acting like a puppy again” or, “She can actually jump onto the chair again.” Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your companion. Our clients tend to notice that the treatments tend to last anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks.
What are the Costs?
Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time and complexity. We offer single sessions and package pricing.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for your pet or obtain additional information about pricing!