Cold Laser Therapy on Dog
Modern veterinary medicine offers some truly wonderful options for our furry friends. One treatment that we are happy to offer is cold laser therapy. Unlike hot laser therapy, which treats deeper tissues, cold laser therapy is used directly on the skin … or, for our patients, the fur. It can be very beneficial in treating issues like arthritis, tendon/soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains, and muscular-skeletal problems. It can also help heal wounds and regenerate nerve tissue. In this article, a local Coral Springs, FL vet lists some key benefits of cold laser therapy.
Cold laser therapy is based on the use of light, which means it is completely painless. Some pets even fall asleep during treatments! In fact, some of our canine patients soon realize that they feel better after their sessions, and seem to look forward to them.
No Known Side Effects
One of the biggest concerns with many medical treatments is the possibility of side effects. Pets don’t understand why they don’t feel well, which can be heart-wrenching for their owners. Cold laser therapy has no known side effects.
No Recovery Time Needed
Another great thing about cold laser therapy is that there is no recovery time needed, aside from a few ear scritches. A special treat may also be in order.
Safe to Repeat
Treatments can be repeated as often as needed. It isn’t uncommon to see continued improvement after multiple sessions.
Cold laser therapy may sound complicated, but that doesn’t translate into long appointments. In fact, most sessions last between 10 and 30 minutes. Your pet will be back home in his bed before he knows it!
Cold laser therapy is non-invasive. Your pet won’t need to be shaved, and there won’t be any surgical incisions or stitches to deal with. Your furry pal will also be spared the indignity of having to wear an Elizabethan collar!
Although cold laser therapy is wonderful, it isn’t the right option for every pet. All of our four-legged patients are unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all course of treatment that will work for all of them. That says, it never hurts to learn more! If you think your pet may benefit, ask your vet for more information.
Do you want to learn more about cold laser therapy? Call us, your local Coral Springs, FL vet clinic, today!