Cold Laser Therapy for dogs and cats is a pain-free non-invasive therapeutic treatment that alleviates pain and reduces inflammation.
This therapy is especially beneficial for senior dogs and cats who may be slowing down and experiencing decreased mobility and those recovering from injuries or surgery.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
Cold Lasers are extremely safe therapeutic lasers that produce a focused light and small amount of heat that stimulates cells to increase cellular growth and regenerative activity. Additionally, they deactivate the nine enzymes that cause inflammation by up to 70%.
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
As our animal pals get older, a number of painful symptoms can slow them down. Cold Laser Therapy can offer your friend relief from symptoms of chronic arthritis, traumatic injuries, inflammation and swelling, and skin conditions. After six treatments, your dog or cat should experience improved mobility and show fewer signs of pain.
Cold Laser therapy may also alleviate symptoms of the following conditions:
- Joint injuries
- Ligament or tendon injuries
- Muscle sprains or strains
- Skin lesions or abrasions
- Post-trauma wounds
- Post-surgical incisions
- Musculoskeletal diseases
- Nerve injuries
- Inflammation and swelling
- Non-healing wounds
Cold Laser Therapy FAQs
How long are the sessions?
Each session lasts between 10-20 minutes. The length of each session depends on how many points are treated and the size of your animal companion. Cats, for example, are usually much smaller than dogs, and so cat sessions are typically shorter.
We recommend two sessions per week to start. Then we evaluate how your dog or cat is responding to the treatment and adjust the timeline – usually to once per week. Because no two patients are alike, the treatment will be uniquely customized to your furry friend.
How many sessions are needed?
For the best results, it’s important to fully load your four-legged friend’s body up with the good healing energy of the treatment. We recommend at least six sessions for the best results.
Are there any side effects?
One of the best things about noninvasive treatments like Cold Laser is that there are no side effects! We also pay particular attention to the unique needs of each of our clients to ensure there is no discomfort during the procedure. In fact, many of our patients seem to find it relaxing.
How can you tell if Cold Laser Therapy is working?
You’ll be delighted by the increased mobility of your furry friend! Notable improvements from Cold Laser Therapy may include: getting up from sitting or lying down more easily, decreased limping, better able to climb stairs, and more!
Contact us at the clinic to find out if cold laser therapy is right for your dog or cat.
The Science Behind Cold Laser Therapy
Cold lasers use a process called photobiomodulation to stimulate the production of healthy cells and decrease inflammation. Electromagnetic energy from the laser triggers photochemical (relating to or caused by the chemical action of light) changes within cellular structures.
The process is similar to photosynthesis in plants. The light from the laser enters the diseased cells and is absorbed by the mitochondria, which perform the function of producing cellular energy called “ATP”. This elevation in “ATP” increases blood flow to the area and further stimulates healing.
Watch the following video to learn more about the medical science behind Cold Laser Therapy.