Laser technology has transformed the way in which many medical treatments are performed, often making them faster, more effective, safer and a better experience for the patient. However, laser therapies aren’t just restricted to humans. They have been found to replicate their benefits in animals too. We are committed to ensuring that the pets in our care receive the very best treatment possible, and as such, we have invested in the technology and training needed so that our team can perform laser therapy for pets, right here at our veterinary clinic in Roselle, NJ.
Laser therapy refers to the use of laser technology in a therapeutic manner. There are various types of laser, but they all work by producing high-energy beams of light that can have a number of effects. In veterinary laser therapy, the most common laser is known as a k-laser which is a ‘cold’ variety since it doesn’t produce any heat. This makes k-lasers much more comfortable for pets.
The goal of laser therapy in veterinary medicine is to stimulate your pet’s natural healing processes, speeding them up and helping your pet to heal more quickly from what is ailing them. The way in which lasers trigger this response in your pet’s body is by stimulating the production of something known as ATP cellular energy. ATP energy helps cells to heal and regenerate much more quickly, expediting your pet’s recovery.
One of the main reasons why laser therapy is gaining in popularity is because it is completely non-invasive. There is no need for your pet to have anesthetic, and you can stay with them for the duration of the process, keeping them calm and comfortable. Some animals find it so relaxing that they fall asleep! Afterward, there is no downtime and you can take your pet home and get right back to your usual routine.
Exactly how many sessions of laser therapy your pet will need can vary depending on the severity of their condition and how well they respond to the treatment. Your pet will almost certainly be given an initial short course of sessions before this is reviewed and any further treatment discussed.
Veterinary laser therapy has been proven to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of different medical problems. These include the following:
Anal gland infections
Chronic pain conditions
Degenerative joint diseases
Gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS and GERD
Injuries to ligaments, muscles, and tendons
Urinary tract problems
If your pet is experiencing any of the above issues, laser therapy could be a beneficial treatment for you to consider and our team would be happy to discuss this with you.
If you are interested in discovering more about laser therapy for your pet, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see if laser therapy would be suitable for them, please contact Elizabeth Veterinary Clinic in Roselle, NJ today by calling (908) 245-7853.