Our veterinarians at Sunnymead Veterinary Clinic used cold laser therapy as a non-invasive treatment option for painful inflammatory conditions and more in Moreno Valley cats, dogs and other pets.
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy treatment is an innovative and non-invasive rehabilitative therapy. It has grown in popularity recently as vets have uncovered its usefulness to our furry friends in recovering from injuries and illness.
Our Moreno Valley veterinarians are passionate about providing the highest quality of treatment for your pet, and cold laser therapy provides a safe, non-invasive and effective way of alleviating pain and encouraging your pet to return to their happy healthy and normal selves.
A wide variety of conditions can be improved with the use of cold laser therapy. These include joint and muscle pain, muscle spasms and the symptoms of arthritis.
Cold Laser Therapy TreatmentCold laser therapeutic treatments involve moving a handheld laser wand back and forth over the parts of your pet's body which have sustained injury or caused them health issues. Your pet will feel a pleasant and warm feeling in the area being treated and will likely find it enjoyable and relaxing. Cold laser therapy sessions at our veterinary hospital generally last between 10 and 30 minutes. The number and frequency of these treatments will depend on your pet's specific healthcare needs.
Uses for Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy has many medical uses and is especially effective for your pet when it is used in conjunction with traditional medical therapies and other treatments.
Laser therapy promotes circulation and encourages cell regeneration, benefiting the following procedures and conditions:
- Lick Granuloma
- Bone Fractures
- Strains & Sprains
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Post-Surgical Recovery
- Dental Procedures
- Degenerative Joint Disease
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
When a pet receives a low-intensity, cold, laser treatment, they can experience any number of health benefits. The wavelengths of light used throughout the therapy prompts an alteration of your pet's cells and tissues' physiology.
- Increases blood perfusion
- Increases wound healing
- Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
- Enhances neovascularization
- Reduces edema (swelling)
- Reduces inflammation and associated pain
- Encourages bone healing