When we think of lasers, visions of the Death Star and Jedi Knights dance in our head! Yet this same light energy, delivered by low wattage Class IV therapeutic lasers, can bring much needed relief and healing to a variety of conditions in our pets! Laser therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy indices a biological response in the cells called “photo-bio-modulation” which leads to reduced pain and inflammation and increased healing speed.
At Beverton Pet Clinic, we have a state of the art Companion Therapy Laser and have been performing laser treatments for over 5 years.
Here is a short list of conditions we have successfully treated using laser therapy:
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Ear inflammation
- “Hot spots”
- Cuts and bites
- Sprains, strains and fractures
- Surgical incisions
- Post-extraction dental pain
- Urinary bladder inflammation
The laser light is delivered through a noninvasive handpiece to treat the affected area. Your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth and most treatments take just a few minutes. There are no side effects to laser treatment and the benefits are generally seen very quickly. And so, the next time your pet comes to us with any sort of wound, injury or any painful condition, don’t be surprised if we recommend laser therapy as part of our therapeutic plan! Here is a link you can go to in order to learn even more about this wonderful treatment method! http://www.litecure.com/companion/for-pet-owners/
-Dr. Chris Wilson