Superior Animal Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of the Companion Therapy Laser to our practice. Superior Animal Hospital is the first veterinary hospital in the Twin Ports to have a therapeutic laser. With the addition of the laser, companion animals will receive relief of pain, inflammation and swelling associated with soft tissue injuries, trauma, surgery and chronic everyday disorders such as arthritis.
Infrared laser light from therapy lasers harmlessly penetrates deep into tissues where it is absorbed in the cells. Laser therapy speeds healing, so veterinarians treat injuries with laser, as well as treating patients immediately after surgery so incisions heal more quickly. Veterinarians are applying this technology every day to treat their patients that are in pain, or that have any injury or a wound that they would like to heal more quickly. Studies indicate that laser-treated wounds heal in one-third to one-half faster than the time required in normal healing. A single laser treatment is usually all that is required for post-surgical patients to reduce swelling and to speed healing. Skin wounds, abrasions, bite injuries, dermatitis and burns all respond well to laser therapy.
Laser therapy is an excellent way to assist older pets who often have aches or pains and decreased mobility. Chronic conditions and degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis, hip dysplasia and back disease respond well to laser therapy. More severe cases often require a series of treatments to realize the full benefits of laser therapy. Laser treatments are drug free, which is especially important with patients who may suffer side-effects from medications.
The veterinarians at Superior Animal Hospital are very excited to offer this therapy that is non-invasive, painless, drug-free and without side effects for decreasing pain and increasing healing rates in their patients. Contact us today to see if laser therapy is the answer for your best friend’s aches and pains.
Effects and Benefits of Laser Therapy
- No anesthesia required
- Safe and non-invasive
- Pain free
- No side effects
- Relieves pain
- Reduces inflammation
- Accelerates healing
- Decreases neurologic pain
- Reduces scarring
- Accelerates bone regeneration
- Increases mobility and motion
- Fast and convenient
Common Laser Therapy Applications
- Chronic Joint Disease
Laser therapy makes it possible for us to offer an alternative treatment to reduce pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, making it easier for pets to walk, run and play.
- Pain Relief
Using laser therapy is a reliable method of treatment to reduce acute and chronic pain. Ideally, we treat with the laser as soon as possible after trauma. You will quickly notice relief for your pets that lasts longer each time you treat them.
- Neurological Rehabilitation
Laser therapy has been shown to be efficient in assisting neurological rehabilitation when there are often few other treatments available. Our clients have reported improvement in cases of back disc disease, as well as cases of neurological trauma.
- Post-Operative and Wound Healing
We use the laser immediately after surgery at very low doses to accelerate the inflammatory phase of wound healing. This enhances the speed of the overall wound repair, reduces pain, and reduces inflammation. Laser therapy is also effective in non-healing wounds such as lick granulomas by improving appearance and reducing licking.