Laser Therapy for pets is a safe, non-invasive, and stress-free way to alleviate your pet’s pain & inflammation.
What is Laser Therapy and How Does it Work?
Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that uses clinically tested wavelengths of light to stimulate natural biological processes leading to faster healing and pain relief for your pet. Like plants absorb sunlight through photosynthesis, cells in the body absorb laser energy that stimulates their bodies to release pain-relieving compounds and is energized to participate in the healing process.
There are no side effects and many times laser therapy can take the place of pharmaceuticals and surgery to treat long-term, degenerative conditions. Lasers can be used to treat acupuncture points for those animals that don’t tolerate the needles.
Lasers deliver photons of the light that penetrates into their tissue. Different frequencies can direct the photons to address superficial or internal organs. These photons are absorbed into the cells which causes a photochemical response. This response blocks nerve impulses, releases their body’s natural opioids, increases circulation, promotes tissue regeneration, and reduces inflammation.
The laser can suppress the mechanism that leads to inflammation like non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (such as Rimadyl or Metacam), however, it is much safer!
Respond Systems Laser Therapy Can Provide:
- Pain Relief
- Faster Healing
- Increased Mobility
- Reduce Inflammation
What Kind of Conditions Does it Treat?
Any condition that causes swelling and pain can be treated with a laser including:
- Wounds and Soft Tissue (tendon and ligament) Injuries
- Arthritis and Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), Chronic Pain
- Bone Fractures
- Gastrointestinal pain and inflammation
- Bladder issues
- Dental Conditions
- Neurologic Injuries
- Skin Conditions and Ear Infection
- And more…
Is this Going to Hurt?
Laser therapy treatment is pain-free. In fact, depending on the condition of your pet, some pets experience immediate relief. Soon after the first treatment, they may be able to move with less pain or have a more relaxed stride and better range of motion.
How Often Does My Pet Have to be Treated?
Acute conditions can be resolved with just a few treatments, however, it is not unusual for a chronic condition to require multiple treatments over a period of several weeks. Most treatments take up to 15 minutes and are frequently used in conjunction with other forms of rehabilitation. We can evaluate your pet’s condition and recommend the best treatment protocol and dosage.
How Do I Know This is Really Going to Work for My Pet?
Thousands of studies over the past 40 years have demonstrated a wide range of beneficial effects of laser therapy including wound healing, nerve regeneration, and pain relief. Laser Therapy has been approved by the US FDA for use in human medicine and is in wide use around the world.