Pet Laser Therapy

Veterinary laser therapy is an innovative treatment that has gained popularity in recent years as veterinarians discover its benefits for pets.

Used similarly to acupuncture, massage therapy, and other alternative therapies, laser treatment can be used in conjunction with or in place of medication to manage pain, inflammation, and wound healing.

During a treatment session, the handheld laser wand is slowly moved back and forth over the damaged tissue, producing a warm, pleasant sensation that most pets seem to enjoy and find relaxing. Sessions usually last 15 to 30 minutes, with the number of sessions and frequency of treatments dependent on the type, chronicity, and severity of the condition. Hot spots, for example, may need only one treatment, while more chronic conditions may need weekly treatments.

Laser therapy helps tissue repair by causing the following:

^

Endorphin release

^

Muscle relaxation

^

Decreased inflammation

^

Vasodilation, which increases blood flow to bring in oxygen and cells involved in the healing process

^

Faster healing and repair

The main clinical benefits of laser use in pets include decreased inflammation, decreased pain, and improved wound healing.
This treatment is particularly good for hot spots, chronic ear infections, arthritis, and post-surgery rehabilitation.

Give us a call at (02) 4872 1144 to book a consult.