Here at Northlake Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to offer laser therapy for our patients. We are proud to stay up to date with the latest therapies to improve our patients’ lives. Laser therapy is one way we do that. There are two types of laser therapy: cold and hot. Both are effective for our patients.
Cold laser therapy is noninvasive and uses light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase the circulation of blood. It is used to treat the surface of the skin. Hot laser therapy is used to treat deeper tissues. It also is riskier and has some side effects, including cutting and burning from the laser that is used. Laser therapy uses a beam of light that travels at a certain frequency, generating heat so it can penetrate a pet’s tissue.
Laser therapy effectively treats patients who suffer from arthritis or have other soft tissue injuries. It treats both acute and chronic problems like sprains, strains, swelling, and much more. Laser therapy also promotes wound healing quite effectively.
Many people worry that their pets won’t tolerate laser therapy. However, most pets find it relaxing and enjoy it very much. They also like how much better they feel with treatment. It takes only a few minutes, and they will start to improve.
Owners enjoy the fact that we don’t have to shave their pets before treatment. Sedation is not necessary, so treatment can be broken up into multiple short sessions. Owners are pleased when they see their pets become more mobile and more like themselves as they start to feel better.
If you have any questions about laser therapy, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (985) 626-7522.