A Drug-Free, Non-Surgical Option for Treating Your Pet's Pain
Cordova Veterinary Hospital prides itself on being at the forefront of veterinary medicine. Therapeutic laser treatments are a drug-free, non-surgical option in treating both chronic and acute conditions, as well as post-surgical pain and inflammation. This FDA-approved therapy is backed by more than 40 years of research.
How Therapeutic Laser Treatments Work
Your veterinarian will work with you in developing a therapeutic laser treatment protocol designed to meet your pet's individual needs. The specific number of treatments required will vary from pet to pet, with some only needing one treatment and others benefiting from multiple sessions. Therapeutic laser treatments can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments, depending on your pet's veterinary health care needs.
During the procedure, light energy, or photons, are delivered deep into the tissue to increase the body's production of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which is the fuel or energy cells need when repairing or rejuvenating after an injury or impairment. Increasing the body's ATP production results in healthier cells, healthier tissue, and ultimately healthier pets.
A Warming Sensation for Your Pet
Your pet will experience a warming sensation during his or her therapeutic laser treatment session. As with any new experience, it is normal for your pet to experience some initial anxiety; however, the immediate relief felt after treatment minimizes any stress initially felt by your pet.
The therapeutic laser is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as:
- Acute conditions
- Chronic conditions
- Cuts or bites
- Degenerative joint disease
- Feline acne
- Geriatric care
- Hip dysplasia
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Lick granulomas
- Periodontal disease
- Post-surgical healing and pain relief
- Sprains, strains, and fractures
- Tooth extraction pain relief