Laser is the future of pain management. At our clinic, we use Class IV lasers as a low-stress way to reduce inflammation, the discomfort it causes and promote faster healing. Laser therapy can help your pet recover from all kinds of conditions. It’s administered as a post-surgery treatment and can tackle ear inflammation following an infection. Laser therapy is changing the face of medical treatments by accelerating recovery time. To arrange a laser therapy session for your pet, call us at 403.527.4888.
What is veterinary laser therapy?
Laser therapy uses intense beams of light at low-level wavelengths to help reduce pain and inflammation in your pet’s body. It’s commonly used to treat injuries, postoperative incisions and arthritis. The settings of the laser are very precise and change for every animal.
How does laser therapy help with pain relief for pets?
Laser therapy is commonly recommended for pain management. When a specific wavelength is directed towards an affected area it increases the blood flow to the area, decreases inflammation and soothes the pain. Many pets lay down and relax during their session as it gives an immediate feeling of warmth on a sore joint or incision. At Animal Medical Centre South, we laser every incision after surgery. If your pet suffers from a torn ligament or arthritis, laser therapy might be a great non-invasive way to manage pain in conjunction with medications. In fact, it has been shown to decrease the need for pain medications in many patients that receive regular therapy sessions.
So why should I do it for my pet?
One major benefit of laser therapy is that it is a non-invasive treatment. This means it requires no movement or sedation and minimal handling to complete. It may also reduce the need for medications. We offer it for pets both young and old. We recommend it for everyone, from that active spay patient to the old cat that is having a hard time getting in and out of the litter box. Call us today at 403.527.4888 to learn how your pet could benefit.