Laser Therapy in Charleston, SC
Pets experiencing pain from arthritis, soft tissue sprains, hot spots, or other painful conditions may benefit from Companion® dog and cat laser therapy here at West Ashley Veterinary Clinic. Laser therapy is an FDA-approved, surgery-free, drug-free treatment modality that’s used to treat a number of conditions in dogs, cats, and other animal species. Making your pet comfortable is one of our top priorities at our clinic, so we are pleased to offer this advanced treatment option for our patients.
How Dog & Cat Laser Therapy Works
Dog and cat laser therapy involves using a non-invasive hand piece that delivers an intense beam of light to penetrate the deep tissue of skin, muscles, and joints. This penetration of light waves dramatically reduces inflammation and increases blood circulation, which then results in healing at the cellular level. At the precise laser wavelength, both pain and nerve sensitivity are also reduced as endorphins (natural pain killers) are released. The treatment sensation is comparable to a warm massage and often leaves pets feeling very relaxed. In most cases, treatment is administered within 5 to 20 minutes.
One of the great things about pet laser therapy is that it results in no side effects. It also requires no sedation or coat clipping. The only special requirement is protective eyewear for anyone in proximity to the laser.
Laser Treatment’s Positive Effects for Your Pet
- Speeds healing by 30-50 percent
- Reduces pain and muscle spasm
- Reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis
- Improves circulation
- Eliminates trigger points
- Increases the flexibility of joints
Dog & Cat Conditions That Can Be Treated with Laser Therapy
Laser therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. Some of the most common conditions for which we use our Companion® pet laser include:
- Cat and dog arthritis
- General pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Neurological conditions
- Dermatological conditions
Cold laser therapy has become very popular, and studies indicate pet owners happily endorse it. Repay your pet companion’s unconditional love with your own series efforts to make them comfortable, healthy, and happy. For more information about Companion® pet laser therapy in West Ashley, or to schedule an appointment for a treatment session, please call (843) 571-7095.