Pet Laser Therapy at Wooded Acres Animal Hospital
Animals sometimes experience health problems that cause ongoing pain or skin problems that are slow to respond to standard treatments. Laser therapy is a new technology that can relieve these problems without harsh drugs or invasive procedures. At Wooded Acres Animal Hospital in Middle Island, we provide laser therapy for pets suffering from various conditions at our state-of-the-art facility.
What Is Veterinary Laser Therapy?
Light amplification of stimulated emission of radiation (laser) therapy emits penetrating and focused light beams on an affected area. The handheld device's settings can be changed, depending on how deep the light beams need to be to penetrate your pet's skin and organs. This is a very safe technique directed to focus on the affected areas, so it won't harm any healthy tissue surrounding the area during a session. The beam activates cells to promote their healing and repairing process.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Therapy for Pets?
The main benefit of this type of therapy is that it releases endorphins to make your pet feel better right away. It also increases blood flow to improve the amount of oxygen the cells receive to speed up the healing process. As a result, muscles will relax and not tense up after laser therapy. This treatment also decreases inflammation for faster healing while improving the affected area's range of motion.
What Medical Conditions Does Laser Therapy Treat?
Older pets can greatly benefit from laser therapy treatments. It can soothe chronic arthritis pain, increase the healing process of a surgical incision, and help heal traumatic injuries to your pets. Tendon and ligament injuries can also be very painful. We use pet laser therapy to reduce pain, increase blood flow, and improve range of motion.
Some of the best reasons for laser therapy include using it on pets experiencing a disease that cannot be treated through medications or invasive procedures. For example, there are only a few pain medications that cats can safely take. In addition, older pets with diminished organ functions can experience improved quality of life through laser therapy.
Contact Us for a Pet Exam from Our Veterinarians in Middle Island, NY
Our expert team at Wood Acres Animal Hospital can take care of all your pet's needs. We are highly experienced in therapy for all types of injuries and diseases, and we are here to help your pet live a long, happy, and pain-free life. You can schedule a visit with us for a pet exam at our Middle Island office by calling us today. Learn more about how we can help you and your animal.