Pet Laser Therapy

Palisades Veterinary Hospital is thrilled to introduce laser therapy, enhancing our suite of services. We’re dedicated to providing advanced care for your beloved pets. Welcome to a healthier, happier life for your furry family members.

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Enhancing Pet Health and Comfort

Laser therapy offers a gentle, non-invasive, surgery-free, and medication-free treatment option suitable for various conditions. It can be seamlessly integrated into your pet’s existing treatment plan. Relief and improvement are often noticeable within hours, contingent on your pet’s specific health status and the nature of the condition being addressed. Whether your cherished companion is recovering from an injury, wound, or simply the effects of aging, they can derive significant benefits from this innovative approach to managing discomfort. Laser therapy applications encompass:

  • Addressing arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
  • Managing general pain issues such as sprains, strains, and stiffness
  • Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries)
  • Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
  • Supporting dental procedures
  • Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, burns, and lesions)
  • Alleviating ear infections

Understanding Laser Therapy for Pet Pain Relief

How Does It Work?

Laser therapy harnesses the body’s innate capacity to heal itself. It involves the administration of non-thermal photons of light to the affected area for approximately 3 to 8 minutes. These photons are absorbed by the injured cells, stimulating them to respond with increased metabolic activity. This, in turn, results in the alleviation of pain, enhanced circulation, reduced inflammation, and a hastened healing process.

What Can My Pet Expect During a Laser Therapy Session?

In essence, your pet can anticipate relief. Your furry friend will relax and embrace the experience as the laser treatment is administered. The immediate pain relief will make your pet feel comfortable, and any initial anxiety will gradually dissipate. Occasionally, even the most reluctant cats may begin to purr, and dogs may doze off during therapy. Frequently, we hear heartwarming testimonials from pet owners stating, “He’s behaving like a puppy again!” or “She can effortlessly jump onto her favorite chair!” Pain relief can significantly enhance your pet’s quality of life within just a few minutes of therapy.

What Are the Indicators That My Pet Can Benefit From Laser Therapy?

Many of our laser therapy patients are elderly animals grappling with musculoskeletal challenges. Some signs that your senior companion may be experiencing discomfort or pain include:

  • Adopting abnormal sitting or lying postures
  • Repeated circling before settling down
  • Restlessness and agitation
  • Vocalizations such as whining or groaning
  • Limping or difficulty in mobility, such as getting up or lying down
  • Struggling with tasks like entering a car or descending stairs
  • Neglecting grooming habits
  • A lack of enthusiasm or inability to wag their tail
  • Excessive licking or biting of specific areas
  • Reduced appetite
  • Trembling or shivering