As a pet parent, you likely want exceptional care for your furry friend. At Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation and Therapy, we understand how much your pet means to you, and that’s why we integrate safe and effective rehabilitation modalities into our services to ensure they live a happier, healthier life. To learn about the benefits that laser therapy can provide for your pet or pets, please keep scrolling!
What Is Laser Therapy?
Therapeutic lasers utilize light waves of a specific wavelength to assist in stimulating and accelerating your pets natural healing process. This noninvasive light can travel through the tissues, where it is able to interact with specific molecules creating several different and positive biological effects.
These biological effects include:
- Endorphin release
- Vasodilation, which increases blood flow to bring in oxygen and cells involved in the healing process
- Muscle relaxation
- Decreased inflammation
- Faster healing and repair
Laser therapy is widely used in pets to reduce pain, minimize inflammation, and improve wound healing.
Conditions Treatable Using Laser Therapy
How can your dog or cat get the benefits of laser therapy? This treatment is versatile enough to address numerous health conditions, including:
- Post-surgical pain and swelling
- Muscle and tendon injuries
- Chronic orthopedic conditions such as hip and elbow dysplasia
- IVDD - Intervertebral Disc Disease
Though laser therapy can be very effective and helpful in managing the conditions mentioned above and many more, for most patients it is not intended to be a stand-alone approach to any condition. It is meant to be yet another tool used in conjunction with other rehab modalities to enhance the quality of life of your beloved dog or cat by managing their pain & inflammation.
Get Your Pets the Benefits of Laser Therapy and Rehabilitation from Our Team
If you feel your pet may benefit from laser therapy or are interested in learning more about the various veterinary rehabilitation services we offer, please give us a call at (515) 988-2569! We will be happy to answer any questions you may have!