Is your beloved pet suffering from chronic pain due to a medical issue, such as arthritis or hip dysplasia? If so, your furry buddy may benefit from laser treatments. Laser treatments are becoming increasingly common in the veterinary industry, and with good reason. There have been many remarkable success stories with this amazing technology! A Cherry Hill, NJ veterinarian discusses laser treatments in this article.
What Does Laser Treatment Do?
Laser treatments work in many ways. They stimulate the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers, and help relieve pain. The treatments also improve circulation and reduce inflammation, both of which promote cell growth and repair. Because these things speed up the healing process, lasers are often used in rehabilitative or post-surgical treatments. Laser treatments can also reduce the risk of post-surgical complications, reverse muscle atrophy, and improve the condition of tendons and ligaments. All of these things help our animal friends feel better and allow them to enjoy increased mobility and better quality of life. For instance, it isn’t uncommon to see an older dog with arthritis becoming more playful and active after treatments.
How Is Laser Treatment Used?
Laser treatments are often used to help pets who suffer from chronic pain due to neck or back problems; musculoskeletal issues; and/or arthritis or hip dysplasia. However, they can actually be used to treat many different medical issues, including skin problems; fractured bones; nerve injuries; joint problems; and neuromuscular disease. They also help our furry friends heal from surgery; wounds; and/or muscle, tendon, or ligament injuries.
Benefits of Laser Treatment
Laser therapy has many wonderful benefits. Pets don’t need to be drugged, or have their fur shaved. There is no recovery time, although your furry pal might be rather sleepy after treatment. Laser treatment can be repeated as often as needed. In fact, multiple treatments often result in continued improvement. Most sessions are fairly quick, lasting under 20 minutes. The treatment has no known side effects, and is painless for our animal friends. Many of our adorable patients visibly relax during their treatments. Some even fall asleep! Of course, the biggest benefit of laser therapy is that it can soothe pets’ pain and make them feel better. Increased purrs and tail wags are not uncommon!
Do you have questions about laser treatments? We can help! Contact us, your Cherry Hill, NJ animal clinic, anytime!