What Is Laser Pain Management for Pets?
Aging or injured pets are often in pain, and sometimes it feels like there’s very little we can do to help them. With recent advancements and countless new therapies out there, we can now manage the pain of our pets more effectively than ever before. For those in the Westminster, Seal Beach, or Huntington Beach, CA, Amigo Animal Hospital can take care of all your pet pain management needs.
What is Laser Therapy for Pets?
As with humans, lasers can be used to help stimulate the tissues in your pet to provide deep pain relief. Laster therapy for dogs uses a deep-penetrating light that helps to promote chemical reactions in the body called photobiostimulation. This releases endorphins in your pet, which relieve pain and boost their sense of well-being. It also helps to promote faster healing and regeneration of cells within their bodies.
Laser therapy can be administered during a routine veterinary visit or at an urgent care center. Our veterinarian will examine your pet to see if they might benefit from laser therapy.
What is Laser Therapy Used For?
In many cases, laser therapy is going to be useful for pets that are either injured, or pets that are old and suffering from problems like arthritis and joint pain. Laser therapy is ongoing. It is not a one-time treatment that fixes everything. Sessions typically last between ten to twenty minutes and take place weekly. The frequency of treatment will vary depending on what kind of issues your pet has. Acute issues are generally treated more frequently but over a shorter time frame, whereas chronic issues are treated less frequently but over a longer period.
This is a therapy that can be used on pets that are suffering from both major and minor injuries. Laser therapy is non-invasive, which is great for older pets that might not handle surgery or pain medication well.
Schedule a Laser Therapy Session Today
At Amigo Animal Hospital, we strive to provide each pet the care they need to live a happy and comfortable life. We offer a range of pain management treatments, and we will work with you to find what works best for your pet. If you are interested in pet laser therapy in Westminster, Seal Beach, or Huntington Beach, call us at (714) 894-5558 or request an appointment online.