In addition to laser surgery, we can treat your pet at Pet Medical Center – Chatoak with the therapeutic laser. This technique originated in Europe and Russia, where it has been used for many years. Sports medicine physicians and chiropractors now use it successfully on professional and Olympic athletes for pain relief as well as to improve their bodies’ ability to heal. We are the first veterinary hospital in this area to offer therapeutic laser treatments to our canine and feline veterinary patients.
Instead of cutting like the focused beam laser used in surgery, the therapeutic laser provides energy in the form of light waves that change cellular metabolism. This in turn affects the production of endorphins, relieving pain. Injured cells stimulated this way heal at a faster rate. What this means for your pet is that he or she can heal more quickly and comfortably.
We use the Companion Therapy Laser System, which is cleared by the FDA. This provides the latest technology in veterinary care for:
- Arthritis / degenerative joint disease
- Pain relief and faster healing after surgery
- Ear infections and inflammation
- Back pain
- Various skin conditions (hot spots, lick granulomas)
- Snake bites and insect bites or stings
- Faster healing from traumatic injuries
The therapeutic laser is non-invasive and painless and has the added advantage that there are none of the potentially dangerous side effects associated with drugs. When used after a surgical procedure, the therapeutic laser reduces pain, inflammation, and swelling. The therapeutic laser is an amazing and effective tool for pain management and arthritis.