You may have heard of laser treatments being used to treat human ailments. Did you know that laser treatment is also available for pets? Here are five things you may not know about the laser therapy available for our furred and feathered friends.
Laser therapy has been around for almost 40 years. It is more prevalent today because years of research studies and technological advances have made it more affordable for use in neighborhood clinics like ours.
Aside from treating pain and inflammatory ailments like arthritis, laser therapy can improve joint mobility, relieve dry or healing skin, speed a wound or surgical incision’s healing process, or soothe an aging pet.
Laser therapy uses light to help fix tired or damaged cells. The therapy does this by sending light into the pet’s skin; the light is absorbed by the cells, and allows them to regenerate or become rejuvenated. This makes the cells healthy and has a positive effect on the pet’s overall health.
There are no known side-effects of laser therapy, and there is no need to do anything special at home to aid the treatment in taking effect.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that feels a bit like a warm massage when it is being administered. Some pets feel the effects of the treatment right away during treatment.
Others improve gradually after a series of treatments.
Call Northwest today to learn how your pet can benefit from laser treatment!