What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free solution for pain relief. The Class IV K-Laser that House Paws uses delivers red and near-infrared wavelengths of light to create a healing effect within the body. The numerous therapeutic benefits of laser therapy include increased circulation, reduced swelling, pain relief, and enhanced tissue repair. Laser therapy has been clinically used since the 1970s and was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2002.
Studies have shown that laser therapy may help with:
Laser energy is painless and increases circulation by drawing oxygen and nutrients to the afflicted area. This reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain to create an ideal healing environment. As the injured area heals, your pet will experience less pain, and mobility and function will improve.
The infrared light generated by the laser interacts with tissues at the cellular level and increases metabolic activity within cells. This stimulates nutrient transport across cell membranes to increase synthesis of cellular energy (ATP). ATP production causes a cascade of effects that will benefit your pet by accelerating healing and reducing pain.
What to Expect
The laser therapy experience is usually comforting and enjoyable for your pet. No sedation or restraint is required. Laser therapy treatments will vary in length and frequency, depending on the condition of your pet. Treatment time ranges from 10 to 30 minutes. Improvements are often seen after the first visit, but most patients need between three and eight treatments for optimal benefits. Our veterinarian will be able to recommend a treatment plan specific to your pet.