Laser Treatment for Pets

Did you know that lasers can be very helpful for pets? Here at Stafford Oaks Veterinary Hospital, we love anything that helps our furry patients feel better, and we are especially fond of anything that results in increased purrs or tail wags. Laser therapy is definitely something that fits both descriptions! Read on as a Sugar Land, TX vet discusses laser treatments for pets.

Basics

Laser treatments work by stimulating the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. This is a very effective way to soothe pets’ pain. Lasers also help pets by reducing inflammation and improving circulation, which can in turn help our furry pals heal better and feel better.

Uses

Laser therapy is often used in post-surgical treatments, to promote healing. Lasers can also help treat tendon and ligament issues, fight muscle atrophy, and/or reduce the risk of complications after surgery. However, the most common use may very well be in helping pets with arthritis feel better. Laser treatment can help an aging pet feel frisky and playful again. As one can imagine, this is an amazing and wonderful thing to see!

What Pets Can Benefit?

Pets that suffer from chronic pain, neck or back problems, hip dysplasia, arthritis, or musculoskeletal problems can often benefit from laser treatment. Lasers can also be used to help pets with nerve injuries, skin trouble, bone fractures, joint trouble, or even neuromuscular disease.

What Are The Perks?

Laser therapy offers many great benefits. Your pet won’t need to be medicated or shaved before treatment, and there are no after effects or side effects. The treatment itself is painless, which is another great benefit. Your furry pal also won’t need any recovery time, save for perhaps an extra nap and an ear scritch or two. Finally, the treatments can be repeated as often as needed.

Can Laser Therapy Help Your Pet?

All of our furry patients are different, and there is no one-size-fits all treatment that will work for all of them. We always offer treatment options on a case-by-case basis. That said, if you suspect that your four-legged pal could benefit from laser treatment, ask your vet for more information. It never hurts to ask!

Do you have questions about laser treatment? Please feel free to call us anytime! As your Sugar Land, TX animal clinic, we are dedicated to providing the best veterinary care around.