Laser Induced Healing and Anti-inflammatory Treatment
Laser therapy stimulates cell regeneration and increases blood circulation, enabling the body to repair damaged tissue and relieve pain.
Dog laser therapy can be used to treat a multitude of ailments, including:
- Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
- Post-surgical and soft tissue trauma
- Back pain
- Hot Spots and open wounds
- Arthritis/hip dysplasia
- Degenerative disc disease
Laser treatments are an excellent way to provide pain relief to your canine companion. Laser therapy decreases pain by reducing inflammation through vasodilation (the opening of blood vessels) and also by activating the lymphatic drainage system, thus draining swollen areas. The result is a reduction in swelling which decreases pain. The lasers also stimulate nerve cells that block pain signals from being transmitted to the brain, thereby decreasing nerve sensitivity. Because there is less inflammation, less swelling and an interruption of pain signals to the brain, the dog will experience less pain. Laser treatments for dogs also stimulate the production of high levels of naturally-produced endorphins which further counteract your dog’s pain.
Dog laser therapy is a very helpful tool during post-operative recovery. In minor cases, laser therapy alone may be enough to alleviate pain and stimulate the healing process. Because it works directly on injured or affected areas, laser treatments can help speed up healing, strengthen muscle and tissue, improve mobility and enhance your dog’s overall quality of life.
What Happens At My Dog’s Laser Therapy Appointment?
A veterinarian or nurse will hold the laser directly over the affected area for somewhere between 3 and 10 minutes. There is no pain associated with the treatment and most dogs will relax during this time. The relief of pain will allow your dog to be comfortable and any anxiety he or she initially experiences will dissipate. Occasionally, some dogs actually fall asleep during their therapy sessions.
Laser treatment for dogs is totally pain free and very comforting. As the laser is administered, your dog may feel a gentle and soothing warmth, tingling, or no sensation at all. For many canines, dog laser therapy is very relaxing. As areas of pain or inflammation become more comfortable, any anxiety and tension your dog may be experiencing tends to quickly dissipate.
Laser treatment for dogs has no known side effects, and is considered both safe and effective across the veterinary industry.
Call us on 01621 818282 to make an appointment for laser therapy for your dog.