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Laser Therapy for Pets

Here at All Pets Medical and Surgical Center, we make it our lives’ work to help our furry friends feel better. Just like people, pets can suffer from a variety of painful medical issues. Some, like arthritis, are age-related, while others can be caused by diseases, genetics, or past injuries. One amazing new technology that can really benefit our four-legged patients is laser therapy. Below, a Diamond Bar, CA vet discusses this cutting-edge technology.

What Does Laser Treatment Do?

Laser treatments work by stimulating the release of certain chemicals, known as endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Two other benefits of laser treatment are improved circulation and reduced inflammation. These things can all help promote and speed healing.

When Is Laser Treatment Appropriate?

We often use laser therapy in post-surgical treatments. As noted above, lasers can promote healing. They also lessen the risk of complications, and can help fight or even reverse muscle atrophy. They are also beneficial for treating tendon and ligament problems, and can be very helpful in rehabilitative treatments. However, one of the most common uses of laser treatments is simply to help pets with arthritis feel better. It can be a very powerful and beautiful thing to see an old dog start feeling playful again after treatments. Of course, as far as we are concerned, anything that brings more purrs and tail wags is a wonderful thing to see!

What Pets Can Benefit?

Laser therapy can help a wide variety of pets. Animals with chronic pain are often great candidates for the treatment. Pets with neck or back issues, arthritis, hip dysplasia, and/or musculoskeletal problems can also benefit from laser therapy. We can also use lasers to treat bone fractures; nerve injuries; skin problems; neuromuscular disease; and/or joint problems. Laser therapy can also help pets recover from tendon or ligament problems, surgery, and many types of wounds or injuries.

What Are The Perks?

There are definitely many benefits to using laser therapy. Pets don’t need to be shaved or drugged before treatment. The treatment is painless: in fact, many of our furry patients seem to enjoy it. There is no recovery time, unless one counts a good long nap as recovery. Laser treatments can also be repeated as often as needed. Ask your vet for more information.

Do you think laser therapy could benefit your pet? Contact us, your Diamond Bar, CA animal clinic!

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