Cold laser therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment that we use at our Greensboro animal hospital for painful and inflammatory conditions in cats and dogs.Book An Appointment
At Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital, we use cold laser therapy as a non-surgical and drug-free treatment for inflammatory conditions in cats and dogs. It is typically undertaken in conjunction with traditional medical treatments.
If your pet has sustained an injury, undergone orthopedic surgery, or suffers from arthritis or other painful conditions, they may be a candidate for cold laser therapy.
Cold laser therapy uses focused light to stimulate the tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The resulting biochemical effect promotes cellular energy and regeneration, resulting in pain relief, tissue repair, and better circulation.
Laser therapy is considered safe and effective in the veterinary industry, and can effectively treat conditions, diseases, and injuries such as musculoskeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries (sprains and strains) and arthritis. It is often recommended as a supplement to other treatment options to provide an improved outcome.
Before treatment, we will perform a full physical exam, along with x-rays if necessary, in order to ascertain whether cold laser therapy is the right treatment choice for your pet. During the treatment session itself, the laser wand is applied to the area being treated for 5 to 20 minutes.
The effects of cold laser therapy are cumulative. Treatments should be done at the frequency recommended by your veterinarian for the best results.
Laser therapy has a variety of benefits for pets. This treatment can:
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