We are excited to announce that beginning in October, we will be offering Laser Therapy to our patients! Laser Therapy is a therapeutic approach to treating pain, inflammation, edema, and wounds. Please read on to learn about the amazing effects of Laser Therapy and to see a (partial) list of the conditions in which Laser Therapy can be used to provide relief to your pet.
Following information provided by Cutting Edge Laser Technologies (www.celasers.com)
Biological Effects of Laser Therapy:
1. Anti-Inflammation: Laser Therapy dilates blood vessels and activates the lymphatic drainage system, resulting in a significant reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
2. Analgesic (reduction or elimination of pain): Laser Therapy decreases nerve sensitivity, reduces inflammation which results in less edema (swelling) and pain, and stimulates the production of high levels of endorphins and encephalin, which are chemicals naturally produced in the brain and adrenal gland that have pain-relieving properties.
3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth: Laser light increases the energy available to the cells so that the cells can take on nutrients and dispose of waste products more quickly and efficiently. As a result, cells are repaired faster, which results in faster healing overall.
4. Improved Vascular & Metabolic Activity: Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue, speeding up the healing process, closing wounds quickly and reducing the formation of scar tissue. Laser therapy also creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, as well as provides greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
5. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points: Laser Therapy provides non-invasive musculoskeletal pain relief by stimulating muscle trigger points and acupuncture points.
6. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Laser Therapy significantly reduces scar formation following tissue damage from cuts, scratches burns or surgery.
7. Improved Nerve Function: Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light speeds the nerve cell reconnection process
8. Immunoregulation: Laser light has a dircet effect on the immune system by stimulating immunoglobines and lymphocytes.
9. Faster Wound Healing: Laser light stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, Laser Therapy is particularly effective on open wounds and burns.
Laser Therapy can be used to treat a HUGE variety of conditions. Should any of the diseases, conditions or surgical treatments listed below apply to your four legged friend, feel free to call us to discuss a Laser Treatment Protocol that is right for you and your pet!
ACL injury (Acute or Chronic)
Cystitis/Urethritis/Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Degenerative Disc/Joint Disease
Feline Tail Pull
Femoral Head Ostectomy
Fractures (After Surgery)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Orchidectomy (canine and feline)
Otitis (Ear Inflammation) Acute or Chronic, with or without infection
Ovariohysterectomy (Spay) Canine and Feline
Post Performance Soreness
Puppy Tail Dock
Routine Dental with Extractions
Sprain or Strain-Minor or Severe
Sterile Pyogranulomatous Syndrome
Tendon & Ligament Injury
Traumatic & Overuse Injuries