Quakertown Laser Therapy for Pets
Pain Relief Treatment for Patients
If your pet is suffering from pain—whether as a result of a surgery or medical procedure, a degenerative disease, or a traumatic injury—laser therapy may be an ideal pain relief solution. At Quakertown Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to offer this innovative, non-invasive pain treatment program for companion animals of all types, ages, and sizes.
Read on to learn more about how laser therapy works and its benefits, or give us a call at (215) 515-8810 for small animals or (215) 515-6909 for large animals to make an appointment for veterinary laser therapy at Quakertown Veterinary Clinic.
What Is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a non-invasive form of pain management that allows your pet to experience relief without the use of surgery or drugs. It can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, stiffness, sprains/strains, post-surgery pain, post-dentistry pain, hot spots and skin infections, ear infections, and traumatic injuries like fractures and puncture wounds. Laser therapy can be used on its own or in conjunction with other treatments.
The process is simple and entirely pain-free:
- Non-thermal light photons are administered for a period of about three to eight minutes.
- These photons are then absorbed by injured cells.
- Injured cells are stimulated, leading to a higher metabolic rate in response to the stimulation.
- This in turn, leads to reduced inflammation, improved circulation, and a faster healing process.
- Patients typically experience near-immediate relaxation and pain relief.
Many of our patients exhibit signs of contentedness and enjoyment during the procedure itself. Pets that are initially stressed and anxious may begin to relax and even fall asleep during laser therapy. Afterward, our clients often report that their companions have increased mobility and an overall better quality of life.
How to Tell If Your Pet Is in Pain
Because our pets cannot speak it’s not always immediately obvious that they are in pain. After all, they can’t tell us when their joints ache or when something hurts. Because of this, it’s good to know the signs that your pet may be in pain. By being able to identify if your pet is in pain, you’ll be able to determine if he or she may benefit from laser therapy.
Some signs that your pet may be suffering from pain include:
- Vocalizations when sitting, lying down, or getting up
- Excessive restlessness/circling
- Abnormal posture when lying down or sitting
- Inability to lie down/get up or difficulty lying down/getting up
- Excessive licking or biting of a specific area
- Trouble going up or down stairs
- Inability or trouble getting into a car/vehicle
- Depressed mood (doesn’t wag tail, loss of appetite, etc.)
If you notice any of these signs in your pet, get in touch with Quakertown Veterinary Clinic to find out if your pet may benefit from our veterinary laser therapy treatments in Quakertown. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.
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