Pet Cold Laser Therapy at The Veterinary Clinic in Brunswick
At The Veterinary Clinic, your pets are part of our family too. We believe they deserve every possible chance at health and happiness, especially if they’re living with pain or mobility problems. That’s why our vets stay up-to-date on the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment, and pain therapy for pets, including an innovative therapeutic technique called cold laser therapy. If your dog or cat is experiencing pain, inflammation, or slow healing of any kind, they may be a good candidate for this therapeutic technique.
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Also known as low-level laser therapy, cold laser therapy is a non-invasive way to harness the healing power of laser light. At low levels, laser light provides just enough stimulating energy to increase blood flow, encourage the production of pain-killing chemicals, and promote the creation of new tissue cells.
So, what does that mean for your pet? During a pet cold laser therapy session, your dog or cat’s laser therapy technician will use a handheld device to send light rays directly into the affected body part. For example, when a dog receives cold laser therapy for knee pain, the laser wand is held directly over their knee. Sessions may last anywhere from three to ten minutes, depending on your pet’s unique treatment needs.
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy for Cats and Dogs
Pets of all ages and backgrounds benefit from cold laser therapy because this all-natural therapy option provides relief from many different symptoms and conditions. At The Veterinary Clinic, we use pet cold laser therapy to provide some of the following benefits for our feline and canine patients:
- Generating New Tissue
- Pain Relief
- Reducing Inflammation
- Promoting Blood Flow
- Speeding Up Healing Time
Of course, these benefits can be applied to many different injuries, conditions, and causes of chronic or acute pain. If your pet’s in pain for any reason, we recommend a consultation with our laser therapy vet. Here are some of the most common conditions that our veterinary team uses cold laser therapy to treat:
- Muscle Strains and Sprains – Whether your pet’s tissue injury was acute or chronic, cold laser therapy can promote blood flow and reduce swelling to speed up the regrowth of new tissue
- Neck and Back Pain – Pain relief is often an immediate side effect of cold laser therapy, especially pain related to irritated discs
- Osteoarthritis – As joints lose cartilage and irritation increases, joint pain and mobility problems are common, but arthritis pain can be reduced with cold laser therapy
- Degenerative Disc Disease – Cold laser therapy may help delay the progression of this age-related disease, which leads to disc loss that causes pain and irritation
- Surgery Recovery – Our laser wand helps us stimulate tissue and promote the healing of incision sites
- Gingivitis – This painful gum condition causes swelling and pain that may respond to cold laser therapy
Make an Appointment for Pet Cold Laser Therapy
Is your pet in pain? Schedule an appointment with a laser therapy vet in Brunswick. Contact us at (207) 729-3412 to request an appointment at The Veterinary Clinic today.