Pet Laser Therapy
When your pet is hurting, it hurts you, too. Sometimes our pets get sick, injured, or undergo major surgeries, and at Animal Hospital of Wilkes, we do our best to provide relief from pain for our patients. One of our favorite ways to do this is through pet laser therapy, which can help dogs and cats regain their mobility and return to enjoying a pain-free life.
Learn more about our pet laser therapy treatments.
What Does Laser Therapy Do?
Therapy lasers are becoming more common in veterinary medicine--and with good reason. These tools help pets find relief from pain and infection without the need for drugs or surgery. The treatment itself is gentle and painless, generating light energy to repair damaged cells and help the body mend.
The most important benefits laser therapy provides for our patients include:
- Reducing bruising, swelling, and inflammation of muscle tissue and skin
- Increasing blood circulation throughout the body and to affected areas
- Healing wounds and infections more quickly
- Helping our patients feel more energized
Indications for Treatment
Pet laser therapy can be used for treating a large number of conditions, acute and chronic. The most common conditions treated with the laser are:
- Sprains, strains, and torn ligaments
- Soft tissue injuries
- Lick granulomas
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Chronic ear infections
- Hot spots
- Surgical incisions
- ...and more
Will My Pet Need More Than One Treatment?
The number of treatments your pet needs depends on their condition. Acute issues, such as injuries to the skin or surgical incisions, can be managed in as little as one session. Chronic problems, like arthritis and ongoing diseases, need multiple treatments and patience.