Laser therapy uses focused light beams to help manage your pet’s pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. With our veterinary laser therapy devices, we can target your pet’s problem areas with specific wavelengths of light, which helps activate cell repair and growth.
This treatment also helps release endorphins, increase blood flow to a wound, and relax your pet’s muscles. Best of all, it’s pain-free. Some pets don’t feel any sensations at all. Others feel a warm, tingling sensation that they find quite relaxing.
Conditions That Benefit from Laser Therapy
At Lake Forest Animal Hospital, our veterinary team uses laser therapy in many ways. We’ve found that it works particularly well for:
- Pain management
- Arthritis and other mobility issues
- Inflammation from a torn or strained ligament
- Accelerating wound healing by helping repair cells
- Reducing ear inflammation from an infection
- Post-operative care
Laser therapy works so well to help surgical wounds heal that we include it in almost all of our surgeries. If your pet needs a spay, neuter, or other surgical procedure, ask us about the benefits of laser therapy. We also encourage you to bring your pet in for laser therapy if she’s experiencing joint pain, ear infections, or inflammation.
What Does a Laser Therapy Session Look Like?
During each laser therapy session, your pet will get comfy in the treatment area and relax while we pass the laser wand over the injured area.
Most sessions last between 15 and 30 minutes. Some pets come in weekly or monthly for chronic pain. Others see us several times a week while recovering from surgery. Contact us at (434) 385-6468 to learn more!