Miller Animal Hospital offers laser therapy treatments to help pets experiencing pain from post-surgical trauma, joint injuries, arthritis, and other chronic illnesses. Laser therapy (also known as cold laser) is a non-invasive, pain-free, and drug-free treatment that helps reduce pain and inflammation and improves healing.
How Laser Therapy Works
This innovative therapy uses deep-penetrating light energy to activate a positive cellular response on a specific area of your pet’s body. The laser energy reduces inflammation and swelling by improving blood circulation, and the cellular response encourages natural healing and improves overall recovery.
Laser therapy is completely safe and has no side-effects. Our experienced team often uses this therapeutic treatment to alleviate pain caused by a variety of conditions like:
- Muscle injuries (tears and sprains)
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Ear infections
- Post-surgical incision wounds
- Nerve injuries
You may not know that your pet is in pain because pets are experts at hiding pain thanks to their natural survival instincts. Certain changes in your pet’s behavior such as loss of appetite, poor sleep habits, or mobility issues may indicate pain and discomfort that could benefit from the laser therapy veterinary treatment.
A laser therapy session at Miller Animal Hospital usually lasts 10–15 minutes, and most pets remain comfortable and relaxed throughout the treatment. Positive results after a few sessions are common. You may even notice improvement as soon as you get home. Depending on your pet’s health situation, one or two sessions a week can be helpful for pain relief and general healing.
To learn more about Miller Animal Hospital laser therapy services, please contact us or schedule an appointment.