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Therapeutic Laser treatment for acute and chronic conditions for your pet

Therapeutic Laser Therapy

Photo-bio-modulation is a laser therapy that is designed to use specific wavelengths of light or LEDs to aid in reducing pain, inflammation and improvement of tissue repair. There has been a success in the treatment of post-surgical inflammation and pain as well as treating chronic and acute conditions in dogs and cats.

How Photo-bio-modulation works

A chemical change called photo-bio-modulation is induced when the therapy laser sends light energy into the deep tissue.  It does this with no damage to the tissue, this light energy or photons get absorbed into the cell’s mitochondria.
The energy-carrying module Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) within the cell is what the cell requires in order to be rejuvenated and start the repair of any damage done to it.  The stimulation of the ATP by these photons encourages the productions of the module and thus speeds up the recovery.

Laser therapy can help your pet with the following conditions:

Please note that the following applies to conditions mainly pertaining to cats and dogs please check with your vet or animal healthcare provider should you have concerns with regards other types of animals.

  • Chronic conditions such as
    • Tendonitis
    • Arthritis
    • Inflammatory Bowl
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Geriatric Care
    • Inflammatory Bowel
    • Periodontal Disease
    • Granulomas
  • The following Acute conditions can be treated by Laser therapy
    • Cuts
    • Bites
    • Allergies
    • Tooth procedures
    • Post-surgery healing
    • Fractures
    • Strains
    • Inflammations
    • Wounds
    • Sprains
    • Pain Relief

What are the risks or side effects of Laser Treatment

Photo-bio-modulation is a non-invasive procedure that does not require the use of any pain medication or anaesthetic.  As a result, the treatment tends to be quite safe and get be performed with little to no stress for your pet.  There is not great noise and or sudden surprises that can startle the animal and is a great way to treat inflammation.

Conclusion

Always ensure that you approach an approved and or licensed practice to do the Laser Therapy. Ensure any follow-ups and or post-treatment routines are followed to ensure the optimum benefits or the treatment.
Although the treatment itself may seem expensive most veterinary clinics offer affordable treatment plans and or packages so check with your vet when discussing this form of treatment for your pet.Make an informed decision by always talking to a professional and ensure that your pet is thoroughly checked out before undergoing any kind of procedure.