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Laser Therapy

At Best Friends Animal Hospital and Pet Resources, we use advanced technology to provide high-quality care to our patients.

Lasers with lower frequencies have also been used to help people with chronic pain and healing problems. This technology has recently been adapted to veterinary medicine, and we are thrilled to provide pet laser therapy in Swansea at Best Friends Animal Hospitals and Pet Resources.

Understanding Laser Therapy

During laser therapy, light is used to stimulate healing and reduce pain. The low-frequency, focused light stimulates cellular processes below the surface of the skin in a process called “photobiomodulation.” This non-invasive and pain-free process enhances healing and reduces the tissue inflammation that often results in pain. This therapy also triggers the release of endorphins that relax the animal and allows them to deal with discomfort through natural pain-relieving processes.

Conditions Laser Therapy Can Help

Laser therapy can help with muscle sprains, swelling from spinal disc problems, arthritis pain, nerve problems, and healing after surgical procedures. It can also help heal severe skin disorders, such as lick granuloma. This method can be used in conjunction with other treatment methods, such as pain-relieving medications and/or physical therapy.

What to Expect During Pet Laser Therapy

When you bring your companion to us for pet laser therapy in Swansea, they will be laid down on a mat or table, and a small hand-held device will be passed over the affected area of the body. The fur does not need to be clipped or shaved, and sedatives typically are not required. Laser therapy is completely pain-free. A number of sessions are generally required to achieve the full effect. After each session, your pet is free to resume their normal activities. Laser therapy does not burn the skin and is not associated with any adverse side effects.