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Therapeutic laser (also called cold laser) is a progressive treatment option available for dogs and cats at Animal Clinic Suburban. Laser Therapy is a modern, effective, proven, pain free treatment for conditions such as arthritis, joint pain, disc disease, hip dysplasia, tendonitis, wounds, and post-operative pain. The Laser painlessly relieves inflammation, speeding recovery and reducing or eliminating the need for medications that may harm the liver or kidneys.
This comfortable, safe therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that quickly reduce inflammation and swelling in tissues that are exposed to the laser. The light energy penetrates deeply into tissue and speeds up cellular reproduction and growth, bringing healthy blood flow to the area. As a result of exposure to the Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments, and muscles repair themselves faster. As inflammation is reduced, pain subsides very quickly. In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery.
There are no known negative side effects to therapy laser use! Most patients see positive results in 1 to 3 treatments. Swelling is greatly reduced and there is rapid relief of pain and increased mobility. This is the very same breakthrough technology successfully used in human treatment.
Animal Clinic Suburban uses an up-to-date Class IV laser to deliver the appropriate light energy to your pet in an efficient amount of time. Ask our staff if the Therapy Laser would be a good fit for your pet!