What is laser treatment for dogs and how can it benefit them?

Laser treatment for dogs employs deep-penetrating light to promote a chain of chemical reactions known as photobiostimulation. This process helps relieve pain through the release of endorphins, and it stimulates injured cells to heal at an accelerated pace.

Oftentimes, improvement in a pet’s condition is seen after one visit, but most areas of concern require 3 to 8 minutes of treatment. Laser treatments are cumulative when performed on dogs so each additional treatment facilitates a greater improvement in your dog’s condition. Each treatment and the time needed for each individual patient and area varies, so make sure to consult your veterinarian.

Laser therapy, known as cold treatment therapy, uses advanced equipment to stimulated cell regeneration and increase blood circulation.

What can dog laser therapy help to correct?

Dog laser therapy can be used to treat many health issues, including:

  • Muscle, ligament, tendon and other physical injuries
  • Back pain
  • Ear infections
  • Hot Spots and open wounds
  • Arthritis / hip dysplasia
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Anal gland infections

There are many signs that your animal could be facing pain, especially in senior dogs. Some of these signs include:

  • Abnormal sitting or lying posture
  • Circling multiple times before lying down
  • Whining, groaning or other discontented noises
  • Limping, unable to get up or lie down
  • Difficulty getting into car or down stairs
  • Won’t wag tail
  • Licking or biting area
  • Lack of appetite
  • Excessive trembling

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