Laser Therapy for Dogs & Cats in Mint Hill, NC
Laser therapy is a modality used to accelerate healing. It can also be used to treat chronically painful conditions such as arthritis. It is entirely non-invasive, drug-free, and there are no side effects. Laser therapy for dogs and cats offers a complement and even an alternative to traditional pain management options including NSAIDs and opioids. We’re proud to offer this innovative pain management option at Mint Hill Animal Hospital!
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Laser therapy uses concentrated light energy to facilitate several physiological effects including:
- Increased cell production, which speeds up healing
- Improved blood circulation which reduces inflammation
- Release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers
What to Expect at a Laser Therapy Session
Laser therapy for dogs and cats is personalized to their condition, as well as their coat color and thickness. Our techs will adjust the laser’s frequency just right to give your pet the longest lasting pain relief. Sessions generally last from 10-15 minutes and many acute conditions like wound healing often need only one session to see results. However, more chronic conditions like arthritis will need a series of sessions, once or twice a week. Since laser therapy is cumulative, once your pet starts responding to treatment, we’ll be able to lengthen the amount of time between each session to once every two weeks, once a month, and so on.