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What To Expect
There is no patient sedation or restraint required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to your pet during our pet laser therapy treatments.
Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, most patients require several treatments (3 to 8) for the greatest benefit.
For most conditions, we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require 2 to 8 minutes. A majority of patients exhibit greater comfort and mobility within 12 to 24 hours after a laser treatment.
Class IV Laser Therapy treatments are cumulative in nature. The length and frequency of treatments vary based on your pet’s condition.
A sample treatment schedule is as follows:
Your veterinarian will recommend a treatment plan specific to your pet’s condition.
About Pet Laser Therapy
There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the
Reintroduction to Activity
Laser therapy can relieve pain, reduce swelling and increase range of motion. Because of this, your pet may exhibit renewed energy and freedom of movement. Consult your veterinarian before your pet returns to full activity. A gradual introduction of activity may be suggested to ensure that your pet’s condition is not aggravated.
Laser Therapeutic Effects
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, the function is restored and pain is relieved.
Cellular Effects of Laser Therapy
During pet laser therapy, the infrared laser light interacts with tissue at the cellular level, and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.
Laser Therapy Can Help With
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during treatment.
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers
How often should a patient receive laser therapy?
Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they
How many laser therapy treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 5 to 8 (or more) treatments. Some conditions may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How long before results are felt from laser therapy?
Your pet may feel improvement in their condition (usually pain reduction) after their first treatment. Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and the results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
Contact Care Veterinary Services
Give us a call at (989) 871-1157 to request an appointment.