PET LASER THERAPY
Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital now offers laser therapy. Laser therapy reduces pain, accelerates the healing process, reduces inflammation, and reduces the need for prescription drugs. Laser Therapy is very helpful in treating a wide variety of conditions from arthritis and other joint issues to skin complaints and infections. In addition, we recommend the application of Laser Therapy with all dentals, spays, neuters, and declaws to help reduce pain and speed healing.
This therapy is safe and backed by clinical studies both in veterinary and human medicine. Currently, over 50% of the pet insurance companies in the U.S. cover laser therapy when performed in the veterinary practice. For most insurance companies, no additional documentation is required by the veterinarian or the practice.
Call or visit us and ask how this non-invasive, science-backed therapy can help your pet and complement your existing treatment programs for injury, illness, or surgery.
How Can Laser Therapy Help Your Pet?
Laser therapy is a painless use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. As rehabilitation specialists know, the main goal of treatment for many painful, debilitating conditions is to facilitate improved function and mobility. Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free technique to help make that goal a reality.
Laser Therapy is used to…
• Reduce pain and discomfort
• Speed healing
• Increase mobility and motion in joints
• Reduce swelling
How does laser therapy work?
• Photons of laser light penetrate deep into tissue
• These photons are absorbed in the cells which initiates a photo-chemical response
This response in the cells blocks nerve impulses, accelerates tissue repair, increases circulation, and reduces swelling.
Which pets benefit from laser therapy?
If your pet is in pain, has inflammation, or has a wound, laser therapy can be beneficial. This includes patients that have the aches and pains of old age, who have just had a surgical procedure, or who have an open wound or recent injury.
Even better, there are no side effects--the laser is drug-free, noninvasive, and painless. It's an appealing alternative that can work wonders for your pet.
- Degenerative disc/joint disease
- Chronic ear infections
- Joint, ligament, and muscle injuries
- Lacerations, burns, bite wounds, and other soft tissue injuries
- Lick granulomas
- Skin infections
- Swelling and bruising
- Surgical incisions (for post-op care)