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Laser therapy is an innovative technology used to treat acute and chronic injuries in pets. This noninvasive treatment stimulates cell regeneration by increasing blood flow to an injured area. Laser therapy is typically used in veterinary medicine to accelerate the healing process following surgery, alleviate joint pain and treat degenerative diseases. Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center is proud to offer this great treatment option to our pet patients.
How Laser Therapy Helps Pets
Low-level, also known as cold, laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cells, causing them to produce a structural protein called collagen that is used to repair tissue. Lasers continue the healing process by increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation also releases the pet’s own pain-relieving hormones, generating mild pain management properties as well.
Each laser therapy session generally takes 5 to 10 minutes, and most pet patients see positive effects after 3 to 5 sessions. Laser therapy treatments continue to relieve pain and fight inflammation for up to 24 hours following the session.
Conditions Regularly Treated with Laser Therapy at Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical incisions and soft-tissue trauma
- Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neuromuscular disease
Low-level laser therapy is normally combined with other types of veterinary medicine, including pharmaceutical regimens and alternative therapies. The broad biochemical benefits along with the lack of adverse side effects have made laser therapy a wonderful option for veterinary rehabilitation.
If you would like to learn more about laser therapy and how it can help your pets, please contact Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center.