Pet Laser Therapy : Fort Lauderdale : Arthritis

Pet Laser Therapy – A New Way to Deliver Pain Relief

Pet owners in Fort Lauderdale can now treat their arthritic dog or cat with highly effective pet laser therapy thanks to the addition of a Companion Therapy Laser™ at DPC Veterinary Hospital in Davie. This fast, affordable therapy typically provides immediate relief from pain associated with arthritis and other conditions and it does it without any side effects. Your dog or cat will see immediate relief and become more like their old self.

Used for pain relief on humans for decades, recent advances in lasers and the manufacturing process now allow this fantastic therapy to be applied to pets. Your cat or dog can get the same pain relief that professionals in the NFL have been receiving for years.

DPC prides itself in providing a comprehensive list of services to its clients including an onsite lab, onsite pharmacy, digital x-ray, the latest in diagnostic equipment, surgical services, microchipping and now pet laser therapy. We are very excited about the results we have seen using this therapy.

The Benefits of Pet Laser Therapy

What's so promising about the laser is its versatility, ease of use, almost instant results, and the total lack of adverse side effects. It is a tool that will undoubtedly change the ways that pet health care is provided.

Because the light energy that is absorbed during a treatment repairs damaged cells and encourages new cell growth, the laser can be used to treat a number of pet conditions including:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Healing after surgery
  • Wounds
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Feline acne
  • Ear infections
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease

Pet Laser Therapy – What to Expect During Therapy

First there are no "pre-treatment" requirements. Just show up with your pet. The Companion Therapy Laser™ used at DPC is a small device connected to a handheld wand that the vet or technician "shines" on the area being treated. How much laser energy is calculated automatically based on weight, color of skin, color of hair/fur and the condition being treated. Your pet will feel a soothing warmth that relaxes pets to the point that some dogs will actually doze off.

Therapy sessions typically last between 5 and 8 minutes depending on the treatment. Additional therapy sessions may be required.

There are no "post-treatment" requirements. Your pet may be more active because the pain is gone or he or she may curl up and sleep because they are so relaxed from the treatment.

 If you think that laser therapy could benefit your pet's arthritis or other condition, give us a call at DPC today and arrange for an evaluation by one of our great vets!

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