Laser Therapy Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing
Fort Morgan Vet Clinic is excited to offer our clients COMPANION LASER THERAPY! Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols.
Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours, depending on the condition and your pet’s unique health status. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from a wound, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
Applications for laser therapy include:
- Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
- General pain management (sprains, strains, or stiffness)
- Post-surgical pain (spays, neuters, declaws, etc)
- Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
- Dental procedures
- Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, burns, road rash)
- Ear infections
How does it work?
Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the damaged cells. The cells are then stimulated to respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in decreased pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and accelerated healing.
What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?
Simply put, the laser provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will usually relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate pain relief will allow your pet to be comfortable and any initial mild anxiety will dissipate.
Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and many dogs actually fall asleep during their therapy session. Frequently, after therapy, we hear: “He’s acting like a puppy again” or “she can actually jump onto her chair again”. Pain relief is often almost instant and improves your pet’s quality of life.
Contact FMVC today to schedule an appointment or obtain additional information!