Having a pet that is in pain is a difficult experience, both for the pet and for the owner. Oftentimes, owners are torn between wanting their pets to feel comfortable and being concerned about exposing their pets to potentially harsh medical treatments. It is important that your pet receives treatment for their pain especially for chronic pain conditions, like arthritis. For many pet owners, however, invasive procedures or strong drugs can be intimidating options.
That is why Animal Clinic of Milford, CT, now offers patients Companion® laser therapy! This non-invasive method of treatment is an important part of our ability to treat your pets.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Pets with chronic pain conditions, or who are healing from a wound or rehabilitating from an injury, are perfect candidates for Companion® laser therapy. This therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to stimulate the body’s cells to heal from within. This healing process is incredibly therapeutic for your pet. Benefits include pain relief, improved circulation, decreased inflammation, and accelerated healing.
The Companion® laser therapy device is equipped with a revolutionary approach to dosing that allows for ultimate versatility and control. It is equipped with protocols and modalities that will ensure that your pet is receiving an optimized, safe, and effective dose. The laser light safely penetrates the skin for about 8 minutes. This is enough to increase blood flow and oxygen concentration, and to inhibit inflammation in damaged tissue.
How Will My Pet Benefit from Laser Therapy?
Many conditions can be relieved by laser therapy, including arthritis, acute pain, wounds, post-surgical pain, fractures, skin conditions, and neurological conditions.
Improvement is often seen in just one session! However, depending on the severity of your pet’s condition, they may see greater benefits after several appointments. Laser treatments are cumulative, so with each your visit, your pet will feel more revitalized.
How do I Know if My Pet Needs Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is very helpful for pain and other discomfort that your pet may be feeling. If your pet is expressing the following signs of illness or injury, they will likely benefit from this treatment!
- Abnormal sitting or lying posture
- Decreased or difficult mobility
- Not wagging tail
- Licking or biting a specific area
- Lack of appetite
Laser therapy is pain free and even comforting for pets––they will feel a gentle and soothing warmth, a light tingling, or no sensation at all. The experience is relaxing for both dogs and cats.
To get your pet feeling better, more rejuvenated, and healthier than ever, schedule a Laser Therapy appointment with us today! The Animal Clinic of Milford is happy to treat your pet using this state-of-the art equipment.