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Is your older kitty “slowing down?” Has your agility dog suffered an injury that just won’t heal? In these and many other scenarios, it’s possible that laser therapy could be the answer to your pet’s pain and discomfort. 

Used for years in humans, laser therapy for pets uses Class IV laser light to stimulate healthy cell growth, repair damaged cells, and promote healing and pain relief. 

At Felton Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to offer this therapy, and we are thrilled to share the benefits with our patients and friends. 

How Does Laser Therapy for Pets Work?

The laser light is delivered using a handpiece that is moved over your pet’s body, similar to an ultrasound. Light particles penetrate painlessly through your pet’s skin and tissues and are absorbed by the cells. The cells in turn are stimulated, and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. The results are pain relief, decreased inflammation, and accelerated healing. 

Benefits of laser therapy reach across a wide variety of symptoms. Benefits include:

  • Reduced swelling
  • Decreased pain
  • Increased blood flow and improved circulation
  • Lowered chances of infection
  • Accelerated tissue repair and growth
  • Increased mobility
  • Improved nerve function
  • Immunoregulation

Laser Therapy for Your Pet

Laser therapy has no damaging side effects and is completely safe. If your pet’s veterinarian finds that your pet could benefit, we will work with you to form a treatment plan. 

Laser therapy can be used for any pet who is healing or experiencing pain. There is no sedation required, and each treatment typically takes 15 minutes or less. Animals seem to enjoy their treatments, and become so relaxed they may even fall asleep! 

Some conditions that we commonly treat with laser therapy include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Wounds 
  • Post surgical recovery
  • Muscle, tendon, or ligament strains
  • Burns
  • Abscesses
  • Chronic ear or skin infections
  • Certain neurological conditions
  • Dental disease

If you have questions about how laser therapy can benefit your pet, please call us or schedule an appointment. We’re happy to help determine the best plan for your pet’s individual needs.