We are so thrilled with our addition of laser therapy for our clinic. Laser therapy is truly a new frontier in veterinary medicine. Treatment purposes can range from an acute ear infection to severe osteoarthritis. With such a wide spectrum of usage, you may be wondering if laser therapy is appropriate for your pet or how laser therapy could be beneficial.
Laser therapy works through a process called photobiomodulation. This occurs when the deep-penetrating light from the laser’s specific wavelengths promotes healing, decreased inflammation, pain relief, and endorphins to the targeted areas. It is a non-invasive alternative therapy that can be performed multiple times a week painlessly. Many pets experience deep relaxation during the procedure due to the fast-acting pain relief and endorphins that are released. We also love to enhance each pet’s experience by offering snacks during the procedure as well. Don’t just take our word for it, we already have many success stories from our patient’s humans to share.
Meet Miley, she is a beautiful 9-year-old shepherd mix. As she has aged, hip arthritis has begun to interfere with her daily activities like going on long walks and swimming in the Potomac River. Dr. Jacob recommended laser therapy to promote tissue repair around her hip joints and to reduce local pain and inflammation. Miley is back to jogging around the neighborhood. She is comfortable and stable on her hind legs in large part due to her laser therapy. Every time Miley enters the clinic, she is giving us her best barks because she wants to be in the room getting her treats. Miley gives it 4/4 paws! Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation!