Best Friends Animal Hospital Offers Laser Therapy for Pets
Technology offers new treatments that can be adapted to veterinary medicine. Lasers have been used for many years to create clean incisions that make healing easier. Laser light at lower frequencies can also be used to help animals with chronic pain or problems with healing. At Best Friends Animal Hospital & Pet Resort in Swansea, IL, we can provide laser therapy to relieve pain and improve healing.
Understanding Laser Therapy
Laser therapy involves the use of light to stimulate healing and reduce pain. The low frequency, focused light stimulates cellular processes beneath the skin in a process called “photobiomodulation.” This non-invasive process enhances healing and reduces tissue inflammation that results in pain. This therapy also releases endorphins that relaxes animals and allows them to deal with discomfort through natural pain-relieving processes.
Conditions Laser Therapy Can Help
Therapy using laser light can help with muscle sprains, swelling from spinal disc problems, arthritis pain relief, nerve problems, and with healing after surgical procedures. It can also help heal severe skin disorders, such as lick granuloma. The method can be used in conjunction with other treatment methods, such as pain-relieving medication or physical therapy.
What to Expect During Laser Therapy
Laser therapy can be performed in your Swansea veterinarian’s office. The animal is laid down on a mat or table, and a hand-held device is passed over the affected area of the body. The fur does not have to be clipped or shaved, and usually no sedative is needed during the process. The therapy is completely pain-free. A number of sessions are generally required to achieve the full effect. After the therapy sessions, your pets can continue their normal activities. Laser therapy does not cause burns on the skin, and there are no adverse side effects.
Make Best Friends Animal Hospital & Pet Resort Your Veterinarian in Swansea
Dr. Staehle, Dr. Stallons, and Dr. Magnuson combine their extensive training in companion animal health to provide compassionate, quality services for their patients in Swansea and surrounding communities in Saint Clair County. We offer a range of veterinary services, including wellness care, preventative care, dental services, diagnostics, and surgery. Our pet resort offers boarding, nail clipping, ear cleaning, and bathing. Call Best Friends Animal Hospital & Pet Resort today at 618-222-9860 for an appointment to learn how laser therapy can help your pet.