Easing Pain with Pet Laser Therapy
When your pet experiences pain, it not only makes them uncomfortable and irritable but also affects the healing process. Pain causes stress, which means stress hormones like cortisol are released and get in the way of your pet’s healing process by slowing down cell production. Pet laser therapy reverses the effect of cortisol by using light energy to energize cells and thereby decrease pain. At Arab Veterinary Hospital, we serve Guntersville, Cullman, and area pets with this innovative technology to relieve pain and speed up healing.
What Laser Therapy Helps
Pet laser therapy can help with a range of conditions, from surgical recovery to degenerative diseases. Its ability to reduce inflammation and pain with zero side-effects is a fantastic option for compromised pets who cannot take NSAIDs or other pain medications.
Common conditions laser therapy helps treat include:
- Chronic pain from injury
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical recovery
- Open wounds
- Nerve damage
- …and more!
How Laser Therapy Works
One of our trained technicians administers laser therapy through a device that concentrates the laser light over the affected area. The laser light penetrates deep into the tissue and stimulates cell metabolism and protein synthesis which has a number of benefits. It reinvigorates unhealthy cells, reduces pain signals to nerves, increases blood circulation, and releases endorphins. All your pet will feel in the moment is a slight tingling sensation.
Sessions and Frequency
One session can last about 10-20 min depending on your pet’s condition. Pet laser therapy is cumulative, meaning each subsequent session has a greater and longer-lasting effect on your pet than the previous one. While some conditions only require 2-3 sessions, others may need weekly sessions until improvement is seen. Monthly sessions can then provide condition maintenance to ensure continued comfort.
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"The doctors and staff at AVH are phenomenal! They have shown the utmost care for my animals as well as my family. I couldn’t ask for my dogs and cats to be in any better care than they have provided for years. Highly, highly recommend!" - Chris H.
"Can't begin to say how awesome everyone is. So amazing. ALL staff was fantastic. They love your dog too! The doctors are incredible and gave my dog a new life. They are always there when you call and I thank you all so much." - Elizabeth H.
"Took my goat in for an exam. Dr. Harney took his time and held a real conversion with me about his health. I feel some doctors just scan over your animal then tell you do this thing. But Dr. Harney took time to go over options and testing and treatments. 10/10 will recommend." - Elise R.
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"Excellent facility, excellent Veterinarians and staff. I would not take my pets to any other veterinary practice. Thank you Dr. Brown and Dr. Zeiger and everyone at Arab Veterinary Hospital for making a trip to the vet both informative and friendly!" - Charlie H.
"We brought our dachshund Emily in just before New Year’s for emergency care because she was unable to move her left side. Dr. Zeiger helped guide us in choosing an appropriate medical plan and a therapeutic response interval. The third day, we began to see the improvement he had hoped for. She continues to improve and now only has a slight limp. I want to thank him for his insightful care and compassion during a difficult time for our family. His love for animals was evident that day and very much appreciated. We are so very thankful he was available." - Nikki B