Pet Laser Therapy: A Gentler Way to Treat Painful Conditions
It isn’t always easy to know when your pet is feeling pain, but close observation of their daily behavior might yield some clues. Being able to see when your pet is in pain is important, not simply because we want them to be comfortable, but because a pet in pain can experience a variety of other health issues as a result. Your pet’s overall quality of life can be greatly diminished due to their severe discomfort, and as your veterinarian, our foremost concern is helping you give your pet the healthiest, happiest life possible.
At Glen Ellyn Animal Hospital, we believe that every pet should receive the highest quality of care in all areas, especially pain management. To accomplish this, we offer pet laser therapy as an alternative treatment option for soothing pain and healing injury.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Our therapeutic laser transmits light beams through a handheld device that is gently massaged over areas of pain and/or injury. The transmitter is connected to a computer system that can calculate the light dosage your pet will require for their treatment. Most pet laser therapy treatment sessions take between three and eight minutes, but this can vary depending on your pet’s condition and how well they respond to their treatment.
As the light beams safely penetrate your pet’s tissues, they stimulate cell repair and produce a healing effect, which reduces pain and inflammation and improves blood circulation.
Find Out If Laser Therapy Can Help Your Pet
Our veterinary team members in Glen Ellyn are highly trained and qualified to utilize this incredible technology. Laser therapy sessions can often be relaxing for pets, due to the subtle warmth generated by the light beams. Depending on your pet’s condition, they may need to see us for multiple sessions. Chronic conditions often require repeat visits before results can become apparent.
To find out if laser therapy can benefit your companion, give us a call at (630) 469-7400 or stop in and speak with us to set up a consultation.