Pet Laser Therapy in Belton:
Medication-Free Pain Relief
Is your pet suffering from acute or chronic pain due to surgery, arthritis, or skin irritations? Then they could benefit from pet laser therapy. While traditional pain medication alleviates discomfort, it doesn't help tissues heal. Additionally, it is often difficult to administer to cats and dogs. To solve these problems, we now have pet laser therapy, the latest in noninvasive, drug-free pain management.
Originally developed to treat sports injuries in humans, laser therapy is now an important tool in veterinary medicine. It offers us an effective way to treat arthritis and surgical incisions. Belton Small Animal Clinic is proud to offer this state-of-the-art technology to our dog and cat patients.
How Laser Therapy Works
Our cold therapy laser emits a low-frequency light, that we gently massage over the impacted areas of the body. The light penetrates the fur and skin and stimulates internal cells. This speeds up the body's natural healing process by increasing circulation to the targeted area. Although protective eye gear is worn while the laser is on, the light is completely harmless to the skin. During treatment, pets feel a slight warming sensation, which many patients find soothing. Since laser therapy releases feel-good endorphins, owners even note how pets look forward to sessions.
When your pet comes in for laser therapy, we tailor the laser to suit their needs. We do this by changing the frequency of light based on your pet's size, species, skin and coat color, and coat length. Additionally, light strength and session length depend on what condition we are treating. However, most sessions last less than 30 minutes. The frequency and number of sessions vary case-by-case. Yet, chronic conditions usually take longer to treat.
Conditions Laser Therapy Treats
We use pet laser therapy to treat many health issues. Some of the most commonly treated conditions include:
- Post-surgical pain
- Otitis and other ear infections
- Lick granulomas
- Anal sacculitis
- Bone fractures
- Degenerative disc disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Muscle sprains
- Hot spots
- Dental disease
Pet laser therapy is clinically proven to reduce pain and inflammation and expedite healing. If you think your pet could benefit from laser therapy, call us today at (254) 939-5823.