Pet laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, and, most importantly, pain-free way to treat a range of conditions connected to inflammation. Some of these include arthritis, acute injuries (like sprains and strains), skin, ear, or anal gland infections, and bone fractures. To learn if your pet is a good candidate for the procedure, please contact us at (416) 231-9293.
What are the benefits of laser therapy?
Laser therapy provides a non-invasive and drug-free option for treating a variety of painful and inflammatory conditions. One of the benefits is that it can be performed alongside your pet's other treatments. Within hours of a laser therapy session, your pet could have significant relief from pain and inflammation, depending on the condition we're treating and your pet's health status. Whether your pet is recovering from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, they can benefit from this treatment option. Our hospital uses the leading-edge Companion Therapy Laser, a class IV (deep penetrating) laser specially designed for veterinary practices.
When is laser therapy recommended?
If your pet has a painful or inflammatory condition, they can benefit from laser therapy. Many of our laser therapy patients are older pets with musculoskeletal conditions. It's commonly used for treating:
- Arthritis, degenerative joint disease, and hip dysplasia
- Soft tissue injuries (sprains and strains)
- Post-surgical pain (spays, neuters, etc.)
- Skin conditions (hot spots, lick granulomas, and infections)
- Dental issues/post-dental procedures (gingivitis and stomatitis)
- Fractures and wounds (bites, abscesses, abrasions, and burns)
- Ear infections
How does it help my pet?
Laser therapy stimulates your pet's body to heal from within. We use a laser probe to send a concentrated beam of light through the skin's surface, triggering a variety of cell reactions called photostimulation. Laser therapy provides some immediate relief from pain and inflammation. We often notice that stressed cats start to purr, and dogs fall asleep during their therapy session.