Cold Laser Therapy for Pets
Acute and chronic conditions are normal things for our pets to experience, but treating them is not always an easy task. It can be difficult to keep your pet on prescription medications and also limit their activity for an extended period of time. Therefore, we are pleased to provide pet laser therapy services here in Sharon for our patients in the Foxborough community and beyond. Cold laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free and non-invasive treatment modality that we offer to our patients to alleviate pain and promote healing.
How Pet Laser Therapy Works
Our Companion therapy laser equipment allows us to treat your pet right in the exam room, where you are more than welcome to remain. Laser therapy involves the use of a small handheld device to transmit light particles through your pet’s tissues to stimulate cell repair. This device is connected to a computer system that allows us to enter important information about your pet so we can calculate the correct light dosage.
What Can Be Treated with Laser Therapy?
With laser therapy, your pet has a painless, drug-free treatment option that requires only a few minutes out of their day and has no known side effects. Conditions that typically benefit from laser therapy include:
- Acute and/or chronic pain
- Hot spots
- Hip dysplasia
- Chronic otitis
- Traumatic injuries (of the bone, skin or muscle)
- Sprains and fractures
How Long Does Treatment Take?
The length and frequency of your pet’s laser therapy treatments depends on their age, condition, and response to the procedure. A typical session can take 5-10 minutes. If the condition is chronic, we may need to see patients several more times before we see obvious results. Acute conditions usually take no more than one session, but this can vary as well. We can also use our therapy laser to treat your pet following their surgery to reduce inflammation and pain.
Cold laser therapy is effective at treating a multitude of conditions. For more information about our laser therapy services in Sharon or to set up an appointment, call us today at (781) 784-7554.