Pet Laser Therapy
One day, you notice that your pet seems to be having trouble getting up the stairs. You have also noticed that they've been sleeping far more than usual, and eating less, too. Our pets cannot tell us when they are in pain, and even if they could, they probably wouldn't, because they hide their pain instinctively. However, the above behaviors could indicate that your pet is experiencing crippling pain.
Pain management is a vital aspect of quality veterinary care here at Limerick Veterinary Hospital. Pain does not only make your pet miserable; it can also shorten their life. If pain relief medications and exercise restriction have proven ineffective at solving the problem, we're happy to offer you an alternative form of treatment.
Pet laser therapy is a cutting-edge pain management modality that uses concentrated light beams to repair damaged tissue and reduce inflammation. Working at the cellular level, our K-Laser requires no sedation and can treat many different conditions.
How Laser Therapy Heals
Therapeutic laser technology has been in use for decades, beginning in human medicine and eventually branching into veterinary medicine. Our K-laser uses red and near-infrared wavelengths of light to increase energy production within the body's cells. As a result of this increased productivity, painful areas begin to heal more quickly. Blood circulation improves, and swelling is also reduced.
The light is emitted through a handheld device called an emitter. One of our skilled technicians will perform the procedure, gently massaging the emitter in circular motions over the affected areas. The emitter is connected to a small computer system that calculates the light dosage your pet will need for their treatment.
If your pet has pain stemming from an acute or chronic condition, it is very likely that we can treat it. Cancerous or potentially cancerous conditions are the exception, however. Below are just some of the things we can treat with our therapeutic laser:
- Degenerative joint/disc disease
- Ear infections (chronic otitis)
- Lick granulomas
- Wounds and surgical incision sites (post-op)
- Inflammation resulting from a bone fracture
- Infections and abscesses
Is Your Pet a Candidate?
To find out if laser therapy can help your pet, call our hospital in Limerick at (610) 489-2848. Depending on your pet's condition, they may need to see us for multiple laser sessions. We may also supplement this treatment with medication to produce the best results. Our hope is to return your pet to a more active, pain-free life so you can enjoy more time together.