Pet Laser Therapy for Dogs and Cats in Raleigh, NC
Pets may handle pain differently than we do, but it doesn’t mean they feel it any less. Whether it's arthritis in dogs, a cat ear infection or hot spots on dogs and cats, pain can all take a toll on your pet’s quality of life by restricting their movement, inhibiting their ability to do the things they love, and even causing undue stress. At Companion Animal Hospital of Wakefield in Raleigh, NC, you can take advantage of our pet laser therapy service to reduce your pet’s pain and help them fully enjoy life again.
What Does Pet Laser Therapy Do?
Our therapeutic laser is a handheld device that emits different frequencies of laser light. The concentrated light penetrates deep into your pet’s tissue and causes physiological changes on the cellular level.
These physiological changes include:
- Increased blood circulation which reduces inflammation
- Release of endorphins which provide pain relief
- Increased cell productivity which speeds healing
Conditions We Treat with Laser Therapy
Almost any pet of any age can benefit from cold laser therapy. Conditions we use laser therapy for include:
Soft tissue injuries
Orthopedic conditions such as hip dysplasia
Intervertebral disk disease
What Happens at a Laser Therapy Session?
Cold laser therapy for dogs and cats is a non-invasive procedure, and many pets will happily accept the treatment with no need for sedatives. Our trained technicians begin by making sure your pet is as comfortable as possible. We’ll adjust the laser to the correct frequency, and then hold the device over your pet’s problem area.
How Long Does a Session Last?
The length of time for each session will vary based on your pet’s condition, but sessions usually range from about 10 – 30 minutes. For acute conditions, one session is generally enough to offer your pet relief and speed the healing process. However, for more chronic conditions, your pet may need 2-3 sessions per week until we see improvements. Since the benefits of laser therapy are cumulative, we’ll be able to reduce the number of sessions to once a week, once every two weeks, and so on.