WHAT IS LASER THERAPY?
Laser therapy is a noninvasive treatment designed to reduce pain and inflammation, and to speed
healing. This treatment is quickly becoming standard of care in both human and veterinary medicine.
Our staff members administer laser therapy via a handpiece that emits this therapeutic infrared
light in a fast, drug-free, and soothing treatment. The light can treat surface problems such as
wounds, as well as deeper structures, penetrating through fur, skin, and fat if necessary to reach
The therapeutic infrared light targets the mitochondria in damaged cells and stimulates them to
regenerate and stimulates them to return to optimal function. This regenerative process is called
photobiomodulation (PBM). PBM does not impact normal cells, but can help damaged cells to recover
from injury faster.
Laser therapy can be utilized as an adjunct to existing treatments, often reducing or replacing the
need for pain medications.
WHAT ARE TREATMENTS LIKE?
Laser therapy treatments are fast and pain-free, making them well-tolerated by most pets. There is
no clipping or shaving required for the treatment area. When your pet arrives for therapy they will
be situated in a comfortable position, and may be outfitted with laser-safe doggles. You will also
receive laser-safe eyewear to wear during treatment if you remain with your pet during therapy.
Treatments take approximately 5 – 10 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area and the
condition being treated. During this treatment your pet will experience a soothing warmth that
often relaxes patients, and sometimes makes them go to sleep!
Some conditions require several treatment sessions for optimal outcomes. When your pet’s condition
is evaluated your veterinarian will discuss their recommendations with you.
CAN LASER THERAPY HELP MY PET?
Laser therapy is an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions including:
• Skin Conditions
• Pain & Inflammation
• Pain Relief
• Post-Operative Recovery
• Geriatric Care
• Lick Granulomas
• Dental Conditions
• Abdominal Disorders
• And Much More!