Pet Laser Therapy for Pain Relief and Faster Healing
When your pet is in pain, whether from a chronic condition, injury, or surgical recovery, you want to give them fast, lasting relief. While pain medications such as NSAIDs and opioids are effective, they are not without their risks. Pet laser therapy offers an alternative solution to pet pain management. By harnessing the power of light energy it reduces inflammation and stimulates healing with no known risks or side effects. At Best Friends Animal Hospital, we‘re proud to offer this therapy to the pets of Fayetteville and the surrounding areas.
Conditions Laser Therapy Helps Treat
We recommend pet laser therapy for a variety of conditions. Some of the common ones are listed here:
- Post-surgical recovery
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Lick granulomas
- Hot spots
- Gum disease
- Acute injuries
- And more
How It Works
Laser therapy involves a small hand-held device that emits laser light at different frequencies, suited to your pet’s condition. The light waves penetrate deep into damaged tissue, stimulating blood flow and cell production. This helps to reduce pain and inflammation and speed up healing.
Our trained technicians administer the therapy. Depending on your pet’s condition, one session could last anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes. Additionally, your pet may benefit from more frequent sessions in a long-term treatment plan, particularly if they have a chronic condition. Since laser therapy is cumulative, their therapy schedule will likely decrease in frequency over time. Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s options with you and determine the best schedule to suit you both.
If you think your pet would benefit from laser therapy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at (479) 251-8387 or schedule an appointment online today.