Laser Therapy

The (non)cutting-edge of veterinary science

Laser therapy is an innovative new technology used to treat acute and chronic injuries. The non-invasive treatment stimulates cell regeneration by increasing blood flow to the targeted area. This is used to accelerate the healing process following surgery, alleviate joint pain and treat degenerative diseases.

How it works

Low-level, also known as cold, laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cellular mass, producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. Lasers continue the healing process by supporting vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation releases the bodies own pain-relieving hormones, generating mild pain management properties.

Laser Therapy can be relaxing for your pet. There is no need to shave or clip the area to be treated and your pet does not need to be sedated. Each session generally takes between 10-20 minutes, with the majority of patients seeing positive effects after 3-5 uses.

Conditions benefitted by laser therapy

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Post-surgical incisions and soft-tissue trauma
  • Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Skin Wounds

Low-level laser therapy is normally combined with other types of veterinary medicine including pharmaceutical regimens and alternative therapies. The broad biochemical benefits, and lack of adverse side effects, have made laser therapy the preferred post-operative rehab method in veterinary medicine.

If you would like to know more about laser therapy please contact Monroe Animal Hospital & Pet Wellness Center