Sunnymead Veterinary Clinic Offers Pet Laser Therapy
Pets can experience several veterinary conditions that cause pain or lead to problems with normal physical function. Cold laser, a type of low-level laser light, can be used as a therapy to stimulate healing and improve comfort levels.
At Sunnymead Veterinary Clinic in Moreno Valley, CA, we offer laser therapy to help relieve pain and improve function, as part of the services to our patients.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
You may be familiar with the laser used in a surgical procedure to make precise incisions. This same type of light, but used at a lower frequency, can be used to stimulate cellular processes under the skin, with a process called “photobiomodulation,” to facilitate healing and reduce pain. It has been used in human medicine for some time, and veterinarians found that it could also be used to help their animal patients. Laser therapy is a painless process that can provide good results for some veterinary conditions.
Conditions Pet Laser Therapy Can Help
Laser therapy may be recommended after a surgical procedure to help speed the healing of the incision. Older animals that have developed osteoarthritis in their joints can benefit from laser therapy treatments, to reduce discomfort and improve mobility. Dogs that have sustained tendon or ligaments injuries can be helped by laser therapy’s deep healing ability. Laser therapy can also be used for certain types of skin conditions.
What Happens During a Laser Therapy Session?
During a laser therapy session your pet will be placed on a table, with goggles over his or her eyes to protect them from the laser light. A hand-held device is passed over the surface of the body in the affected area. Generally, sessions last from 10 to 30 minutes. During a session, the animal feels no discomfort and can continue normal activities after the session is over. In fact, many dogs feel very relaxed and fall asleep during treatments.
Choose Sunnymead Veterinary Clinic For Your Pet Care
The veterinarians and staff at Sunnymead Veterinary Clinic are committed to providing the highest quality care for their patients in, Moreno Valley, CA, Temecula, Hemet, Riverside, Banning, San Jacinto, and Murrieta. We offer a full range of services, including vaccinations, spay & neuter surgery, diagnostics, preventative care, and dental care. Call Sunnymead Veterinary Clinic today at 951-242-4056 for an appointment to learn how laser therapy can improve your pet’s comfort and quality of life.