Therapeutic Pet Laser Therapy
At Pell City Animal Hospital, we are excited to offer Companion Laser Therapy. This non-invasive therapy option is pain-free, surgery-free, and drug-free, and it can be used to treat a variety of conditions. We are also able to offer this option in conjunction with existing treatments being used for your pet.
Pet laser therapy offers quick results for pets who are experiencing pain and discomfort. We’ve observed results within hours on some patients, while others may require a few sessions in order to experience relief. This treatment is an excellent option for pets that are undergoing rehabilitation, healing from wounds, or experiencing the effects of aging. Some of the conditions we treat with laser therapy include:
How Pet Laser Therapy Works
Laser therapy uses non-thermal photons of light to stimulate the body to heal from within. The light is generally administered to the area for 3-8 minutes and it is absorbed by the injured cells to begin a higher state of metabolism. The results are relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.
How Your Pet Will Respond to Laser Therapy
While we experience different reactions from different pets, the almost universal response is calming. Even angry pets who were not initially excited about the treatment have been known to relax. Sometimes they even fall asleep if they are able to de-stress completely. Many pet owners notice changes in pet behavior after just a few sessions as well. The speed of recovery will depend on your pet’s condition, but many patients experience a decrease of pain very soon and begin acting more relaxed after the session.
Identifying Signs of Pain or Discomfort
Are you wondering whether your pet experiences chronic pain? Below are some common signs of pain that may indicate laser therapy would benefit your pet. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team about our laser therapy treatment option.
- Abnormal positions when sitting or lying
- Difficulty getting comfortable, or circling more than usual before lying down
- Whining, groaning, or unusual vocalizing
- Inability to get up or lie down
- Difficulty getting into car or up and down stairs
- Lack of self-grooming
- Reluctance to wag tail
- Biting or licking a particular area
- Decreased appetite