Laser Therapy for Pets at Dove Mountain Veterinary
We live in an era of modern medical technology, not just for human patients, but also for our pets -- and laser therapy is a prime example. The focused use of low-level amplified light can convey some astonishing benefits to animals, providing them with a safe, non-pharmaceutical means of managing chronic pain and boosting their bodies' natural healing abilities. Here at Dove Mountain Veterinary, we're proud to provide advanced Class IV laser therapy for pets just like yours.
Principles of Low-Level Laser Therapy
Lasers have played important roles in medicine for many years now, but most people have known them as surgical tools. While surgical lasers are indeed highly precise and effective, they operate at a relatively high-frequency level to cut and seal tissues. By contrast, low-level lasers (sometimes referred to as "cold" lasers) do not disrupt tissue at all; in fact, they pass right through the skin, completely harmlessly, to a depth of several centimeters. The underlying tissues receive the full benefit of this frequency range, which is known to trigger the production of ATP. ATP is a substance that gives cells the energy they need to rebuild tissues. Laser therapy, therefore, helps bodily structures repair themselves more quickly and easily than they could otherwise, giving injured or ailing pets a big boost in the healing process.
Therapeutic lasers don't just aid tissue repair; they also ease pain naturally. The energy from the laser improves blood flow to the treatment site while also encouraging fluid drainage away from injured or inflamed tissues. This combination of attributes provides powerful pain relief and anti-inflammatory benefits for animals who suffer from acute or chronic pain.
Laser Treatment for Many Conditions from Your Veterinarian
Any veterinarian at Dove Mountain Veterinary can make use of laser therapy to help your pet feel and function better. We first evaluate your pet's condition to see if it is likely to respond to this form of care. Laser therapy is commonly prescribed as a treatment for:
- Back pain
- Postoperative pain and recuperation
- Acute wounds and musculoskeletal injuries
- Degenerative disc disease
Our office uses a state-of-the-art Class IV therapeutic laser for all of our laser treatment sessions. This kind of laser can penetrate more deeply and cover a wider area of tissue than the older Class III lasers.
Call Our Marana Animal Hospital to Learn More
If you've been looking for a drug-free way to treat your pet's chronic condition or help him recover from a serious injury, it's time to learn more about laser therapy potential. Call our Marana animal hospital today at (520) 448-9690 to schedule a consultation!