What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses red or near-infrared light to stimulate regeneration and increase blood circulation. It’s normally used to treat the surface of the skin and can be effective in treating a range of issues from arthritis to traumatic injuries.
How Does it Work?
Cold laser technology treats a patient with a hand-held device that emits an energy beam at the skin level, which penetrates deep into the dermis without damaging healthy tissues or causing inflammation. This method is not invasive because it does not involve injections or surgeries; this makes it an ideal treatment option for pets who are unable to undergo surgical procedures due to age or other conditions.
It can also be used on pets after surgery as part of their rehabilitation process. The procedure involves attaching the cold laser device onto your pet’s body following surgery so that it penetrates through layers of skin tissue while stimulating cells within these layers—which helps promote healing in weakened areas (such as ligaments).
The Basics of Cold Laser for Pets
Laser therapy does not cause any pain to your pet. On the contrary, many pups find it relaxing, and some even fall asleep during the procedure!
It provides both physical and emotional relief for various medical conditions in animals. The laser can treat acute injuries to stifle injuries or torn ligaments, but it can also address chronic conditions like osteoarthritis or diabetic neuropathy.
The cold laser stimulates cellular healing in the body by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin (a protein that supports your pet’s connective tissue). This process promotes healing at an accelerated rate.
What Conditions Can Cold Laser Therapy Help Treat?
Laser therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Chronic arthritis
- Surgical incisions
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Traumatic injuries
Laser therapy is also beneficial for pets with limited medical treatment options,
- Pets with liver disease who cannot take medications
- Pets who can take a limited number of pain-relief medications
- Exotic pets who are difficult to administer medication to
- Older pets with reduced organ function
When to Book Laser Therapy for Your Pet
If you believe your pet could benefit from cold laser therapy, the team at VIP Animal Hospital is here to help. We work with you to understand your pet’s personality and customize a treatment that best suits their needs. Contact us today to learn more about cold laser therapy for your pet!