Laser Therapy

Does your pet suffer from chronic pain? Has a recent surgery or injury slowed your normally active companion down?

At Patterson Veterinary Hospital, we feel that when it comes to the care of your most cherished companion, you deserve as many choices as possible. That’s why we’re thrilled to include laser therapy as part of our comprehensive suite of services. The laser uses painless waves of light to treat areas of the body that are experiencing pain or have suffered trauma. This triggers a natural response without the need for medication or other invasive measures. As a result, our patients can enjoy decreased pain, enhanced mobility and shorter recovery periods.

 

What is veterinary laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a natural, non-invasive form of treatment which stimulates the body’s cellular metabolism. It can be used as a therapy by itself or as a complement to other treatment methods. By applying a low level laser light via a small handheld device, normal cellular function can be stimulated. This results in faster wound healing and enhanced pain relief. In essence, laser therapy works in harmony with the body’s own healing and pain relieving mechanisms. As a result, there are no harmful side effects.

What can laser therapy treat?

Laser therapy can be used to address a broad spectrum of conditions, including:

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Anal Glands
  • Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament
  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Dermatological Disorders and Hot Spots
  • Arthritis and Lick Granulomas

 

How many sessions will my pet need?

Every pet is unique, as is their response to laser therapy. Depending on your loved one’s specific condition, its severity and a number of other determining factors, treatment strategies will vary. For some animals, positive results can be seen after just one session. Others may require a more long-term strategy to achieve the desired results. We will provide you with an individual treatment recommendation once we’ve had the opportunity to evaluate your pet’s situation.

Does your four-legged friend have a chronic medical condition, like arthritis? Has a recent injury or surgery impacted your companion’s lifestyle? We invite you to reach out today to learn whether laser therapy could help.

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