Keeping your pet safe and comfortable is one of our #1 priorities here at Advanced Pet Care of Clear Lake. That’s why we use the most advanced tools and technology, including Companion® Class IV laser therapy. Pet laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free treatment modality that’s used to safely and effectively provide pain relief for dogs, cats, and other animals. It has been used for decades in hospitals, due to its beneficial effects.
As an FDA-approved treatment, laser therapy uses an intense beam of light to deeply penetrate tissues, stimulating cells to heal. This healing response results in a reduction in pain and inflammation while increasing the speed at which the tissues heal.
Benefits of Pet Laser Therapy
There are many benefits of laser therapy, both for your pet and for our doctors, including:
- Immediate pain relief after treatment begins (for some pets)
- Need for drugs or surgery is greatly reduced or eliminated
- Treatment is non-invasive
- Creates a warm, soothing sensation
- Sessions are typically short
- No known side effects
Conditions That Laser Therapy Can Treat
At Advanced Pet Care of Clear Lake, we use the Companion® laser therapy unit to treat more than a dozen conditions in dogs and cats, including:
- Wounds (including cuts and bites)
- Tooth extractions
- Sprains, strains, and fractures (not requiring surgery to repair)
- Post-surgical healing and pain relief
- Lick granulomas
- Ear infections
- Neurological conditions
- Conditions that result in inflammation
About the Treatment Session
Since laser therapy requires no surgery or incisions of any kind, there is no need for sedation or hair clipping. The only requirement is for anyone in a close proximity to the laser to wear protective eyewear. Sessions are typically about 10 minutes long, but they can be longer, depending on the condition being treated. In some cases—such as chronic conditions—more than one treatment session will be required.
If you think your pet could benefit from laser therapy, schedule an appointment at Advanced Pet Care of Clear Lake today!