Pain Relief for Dogs & Cats with 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  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 provide pain relief for dogs & cats. At Arab Veterinary Hospital, we serve Guntersville, Cullman, and area pets with this innovative technology to relieve pain and speed up healing.

Uses For Laser Therapy

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:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain from injury
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Open wounds
  • Nerve damage
  • …and more!
dog receives laser therapy treatment on leg

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.

Schedule a Consultation

If you think your pet would benefit from our laser therapy, please contact us so we can set up an appointment to discuss their condition and if pet laser therapy is right for them.