What is Pet Laser Therapy?
Low-level laser therapy is an innovative technology that has been used for many years in human medicine and is now available for your pet at Bowman Animal Hospital. It uses innovative technology to harness light energy into a concentrated source that penetrates deep into damaged tissue. The concentrated light energizes cells which reduces pain and inflammation, speeding up the healing process. Pet laser therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free approach to healing, and we consider it a part of our holistic health care. At Bowman Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic, we’re proud to be able to offer pet laser therapy to the Raleigh community.
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How Laser Therapy Helps Pets
Pet laser therapy can be used for a variety of conditions, particularly for pain management. Pain causes stress by stimulating the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which in turn, slows the healing process. Laser therapy helps to relieve both the pain and stress so your pet has a smoother recovery. It is cumulative in nature meaning pets will benefit more and for longer periods of time with consistent applications. We use laser therapy for:
- Arthritis or degenerative joint disease
- Post-surgical recovery
- Wound healing
- Skin conditions (lick granulomas, hot spots, infections, etc.)
- Ear infections
- Hip dysplasia
- And more!
We also use laser therapy for non-pain related conditions such as dermatitis and hair re-growth. What's more is laser therapy is not just for cats and dogs; we offer it for our exotic patients, too!
Individualized Treatment Plan
Treatment plans will vary in length and frequency depending on your pet’s condition and their unique needs. For post-surgical recovery, for instance, a single session is likely all that is needed to stimulate the cells for a faster recovery and reduced pain. Meanwhile, arthritis will require multiple sessions over a longer period of time to reap the full benefits. As part of a holistic approach, we may also use pet laser therapy in conjunction with acupuncture to give your pet more comprehensive care.