Have you heard about pet laser therapy?
When your pet is in pain the only way he or she can communicate it is through whimpering, favoring a hurting leg or paw or simply looking at you with those baleful eyes. We feel so helpless when our pets are in pain.
Traditionally pet pain has been treated with pharmaceuticals but just like humans, drugs often require an adjustment in dosage to get the desired relief and can come with unwanted side effects. DPC Veterinary Hospital is happy to announce that there is a "drug free" alternative for treating pet pain and it's called Companion Therapy Laser™ an FDA approved laser therapy for cats and dogs.
A New Form of Pet Pain Treatment
Laser therapy has been used for decades on humans because of its regenerative effect on certain types of cells and tissues as well as encouraging circulation and the natural release of endorphins. Today advances in technology and manufacturing techniques have made it possible to create lasers for veterinary use that are effective and affordable.
At DPC we are thrilled with the results that we have seen with our patients who have undergone laser therapy. While we generally speak about pet pain relief for conditions like arthritis, hip dysplasia and degenerative joint disease, Companion Therapy Laser™ also works well encouraging rapid wound healing, treating burns, lacerations and a wide array of skin conditions.
How Pet Laser Therapy Works
Pet laser treatments involve sending light energy deep into the tissue of the affected area without damaging it. This light energy is absorbed by the cells and creates a chemical change called “photo-bio-modulation”. This chemical process generates ATP which is the fuel used by cells to repair and rejuvenate themselves.
The therapy is done with a small hand held device that the veterinarian or technician holds over the area to be treated. What your pet will feel is a soothing warmth and almost immediate pain relief. Any anxiety your pet may experience will quickly disappear once the therapy starts. Some dogs have been known to become so relaxed that they go to sleep.
The process requires no special pre-therapy preparation. Likewise, there are no restrictions required when you take your pet home after therapy.
The pet laser is a great breakthrough in treating pet pain and we are delighted to now offer the therapy as one of our pet health services. If your four legged pal is hurting, give us a call and arrange an appointment for pet laser therapy evaluation. Your pet will love you even more for it.