Laser Therapy Treatment for Your Pet
At Dogwood Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, we offer quality vet care to pets in and around the Brandon/Flowood area. Our team has extensive experience providing various veterinary services to pets, all in the convenience and comfort of our office. Whether you need microchipping, vaccine administration, critical prevention treatments, or routine check-ups, we offer it all! One service pet owners do not often think about for their animals is laser therapy.
What Is Laser Therapy?
Laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) therapy is a safe, innovative, non-invasive treatment option that uses special light beams to penetrate and stimulate cell production in injured tissues. During this treatment, veterinarians move a handheld laser across the animal’s injured area, which creates a warm, pleasant sensation for most pets.
Our veterinarian will wear protective glasses during the procedure and place a pair of glasses on your pet to prevent eye damage from the powerful laser. The time of each appointment varies, depending on the laser’s specific power density. These power settings can range from Class I to Class IV (Class I being the lowest and Class IV being the highest). Our veterinarian will understand the appropriate length and frequency of laser application depending on your pet’s specific condition. We often see improvements as soon as the initial laser procedure with no known side effects.
Conditions Laser Therapy Treats
Laser therapy can be beneficial for pets experiencing the following health issues:
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Ligament and tendon tears
- Traumatic injuries
- Degenerative diseases
- Ear infections
- Chronic pain
- Nervous system injuries
- Incision wounds from a recent surgery
Laser therapy can accompany other treatment methods such as massage and medications. It’s also a great alternative treatment option for animals who cannot take certain medications due to other existing health conditions.
Benefits of Laser Therapy for Pets
This form of therapy can offer many advantages to pets experiencing various painful and uncomfortable conditions.
- Reduces inflammation and swelling
- Releases endorphins
- Relaxes muscles
- Promotes cellular regeneration and quicker healing
- Decreases pain
- Improves nerve function
Contact Us for Veterinary Laser Therapy in the Brandon/Flowood area
Are you looking for a compassionate veterinarian? Dogwood Animal Hospital & Pet Resort is here to help you and your pet. We offer wellness exams, diagnostics, microchipping, parasite prevention, vaccines, ultrasounds, and more. Don’t wait for your pet’s symptoms to worsen; relief is available. Contact us online or call us today to see how we can help you and your animal.