How Laser Therapy Can Help Your Pet
Class IV laser therapy, or cold laser therapy, is used by veterinarians to treat animal health problems including injuries, strains, arthritis, swelling, and musculoskeletal abnormalities. Laser therapy is also used to treat pinched nerves, inflammatory problems, and degenerative or bulging discs. With traditional surgical methods, these issues might take several operations to correct. However, depending on your pet’s condition, laser therapy might be a viable alternative to surgery.
Class IV Laser Therapy
Pet laser therapy, a fairly new concept, uses powerful beams of light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood flow. This helps the dog’s body regenerate more efficiently on its own. The laser therapy also releases endorphins, which increase the dog’s feelings of well-being. Dogs typically enjoy laser therapy and find it relaxing. Sessions last between five and twenty minutes. Some other benefits of laser therapy include decreased pain, improved healing times, and decreased development of scar tissue. Our Knoxville veterinarian will work with you to select the correct laser therapy treatment plan for your pet’s specific needs.
A Safe Procedure
Class IV laser therapy is approved by the FDA for the treatment of animals. At animal hospitals and veterinarian clinics across the country, laser therapy for dogs is now available. There are a few more benefits to laser therapy that might not be as obvious. For one, the treated area does not need to be shaved in preparation for surgery. Your pet also does not need to be sedated for laser therapy – we allow the animals to roam the room as they please during their sessions, though they usually choose to lay down because they find the procedure relaxing. The goal of laser therapy is to help your pet move more easily. If your pet’s daily activity level increases, they may need fewer medications over time.
Schedule a Laser Therapy Session Today
Before your pet’s first laser therapy session, we will conduct a preliminary examination to determine if laser therapy is right for your pet. Dr. James Hilla of Callahan Drive Animal Hospital is proud to serve Knoxville and the surrounding area. We love your pets like you love your pets. To learn more about laser therapy, or to schedule an examination, give us a call at (865) 938-0243 or book an appointment online.