Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy! Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used for a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with other treatment protocols. In some cases, relief can be seen within hours of your pet’s treatment! Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, they can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
How can laser therapy help my pet?
Laser therapy is a complementary treatment for pets with many conditions, including inflammation, wound healing, and pain management. The therapy can be safely used with other natural practices, such as acupuncture and chiropractic treatment, or combined with pharmaceutical therapy. Best of all, laser therapy is a pain-free option to promote healing and avoid surgical treatment.
Laser therapy can often benefit pets with these conditions:
- Surgical incisions
- Feline acne
- Ear infections
- Impacted anal glands
- Periodontal disease
- Tooth extraction sites
- Muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries
- Lick granulomas
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Hot spots
- Urinary tract disease
Laser therapy is contraindicated in only a few conditions, including cancer and pregnancy.
How does laser therapy work?
Laser therapy is an innovative treatment modality that can relieve a variety of medical conditions. The laser emits packets of light energy deep into tissue without any damage, stimulating cell repair and rejuvenation. The light wavelengths encourage the cells to repair themselves more quickly and cause many therapeutic effects, such as:
- Improving nerve function and regeneration
- Healing surgical incisions
- Reducing inflammation
- Wound healing
- Reducing scar-tissue formation
- Encouraging healing
- Stimulating circulation
And the list goes on—laser therapy also can block pain transmitted by nerve cells, drain the lymphatic system, speed the formation of new capillaries, increase the food and oxygen supply for blood cells, and stimulate muscle trigger points.