K-Laser – Because it hurts to see our pets hurting
Pets suffering from osteoarthritis, joint pain, tendinitis, muscle strains, puncture wounds may find relief with K-Laser therapy. Our veterinarians are specialty trained in laser therapy, and will screen your pets to determine if they’ll benefit from this therapy.
What is Laser Therapy?
Class IV K-Lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. Some benefits are increased circulation, decreased swelling, pain relief and tissue repair. During treatment, infrared laser light interacts with tissue at the cellular level. Increased metabolic activity transports nutrients across the cell membrane. This promotes the healing process and reduces pain.
It’s been used in Europe since the 1970’s, and the US Food & Drug Administration cleared it in 2002. Thousands of veterinarians prefer it to surgical options.
Additional Therapeutic Effects
The painless application of laser waves draw oxygen to the affected area, and therefore it creates an optimum healing environment. It also reduces inflammation and muscle spasm. As the injured area returns to normal, your pet returns to normal levels of activity and energy. You’ll notice relief from stiffness and pain, and you’ll see increased in play, if you pet is playful. If you have questions about the process, we’ll explain every step. Laser therapy was featured on ABC; see the video here.
How Long Before the Results are Noticed?
Some pets feel improvement after the first treatment, however others may require multiple treatments. Each session is cumulative, and results may not be achieved for 3 or 4 visits. It depends on the condition treated. We don’t use K-Laser alone, instead, it’s part of a holistic treatment plan for overall health. Your veterinarian may prescribe physical therapy, exercise, electrotherapy or massage to help improve mobilization.
Treatment requires no sedation or restraint, and our team keeps your pet comfortable and relaxed. Over the many cases we’ve treated, we’ve rarely seen side effects reported. Occasionally, laser therapy aggravates some old injuries or pain syndromes briefly. If you make an appointment to learn more, we won’t rush you to a decision. Instead, we’ll help you select the best options for your pet’s health. Call today.