Soothing Aches, Pains and More with Pet Laser Therapy

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Seeing your pet in pain can be heartbreaking under any circumstances. As a beloved family member, they deserve to be comfortable and enjoy their time with you as much as possible. At Temperance Animal Hospital, our veterinarians take pain management very seriously, using every resource available to find solutions. We focus on a multimodal approach, combining various treatments to produce the best results. One of these treatments we are proud to offer is pet laser therapy.

Our cutting-edge Companion Therapy Laser enables us to be more thorough with your pet's pain management. In addition, it has the benefit of being non-invasive surgery-free and drug-free. We can treat cats and dogs of all shapes and sizes, and in turn treat a variety of physical conditions, including post-operative pain. 

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How It Works

The Companion Therapy Laser uses a beam of light at changeable frequencies to safely penetrate tissue and heal affected areas. The handheld device or "wand" emits the light particles, generating a mild warmth that many pets find soothing.

During treatment, the laser energy generates a biological response called "photobiomodulation" in the body's cells. This process boosts cell productivity and repair, resulting in improved blood circulation, less pain and less inflammation. Furthermore, higher cell productivity accelerates the healing process. If your pet recently had surgery, their recovery time will be shorter and less painful following laser therapy treatment. 

What Laser Therapy Can Treat

Virtually any kind of painful, inflammatory condition can be improved with pet laser therapy, with the exception of cancer. We also will not perform laser therapy on pets that are pregnant. Some acute and chronic conditions we can treat include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc/joint disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Tendonitis
  • Inflamed ears (otitis)
  • Bladder inflammation (cystitis)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Sprains, strains and fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries (cuts and bites)
  • Post-surgical wounds
  • Lick granulomas
  • Infections and abscesses

Does Your Pet Need Treatment?

One of our veterinarians will need to diagnose your pet's condition before offering laser therapy. Once we know the problem, one of our skilled veterinarians and laser-certified technicians will help you formulate a customized treatment plan for your pet.

Laser therapy treatment phases include induction, transition and maintenance. Treatments are generally performed three times a week. Once we see improvement in your pet's condition, we can transition their treatments into a more appropriate schedule to maintain optimal comfort levels. If you would like to know more about our laser therapy service and how it can benefit your companion, give us a call today!

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The entire staff at TAH are so wonderful. Every time I have taken our dogs there we have received amazing care and service. Just recently we had a very frightening emergency with our youngest beagle. I went in hysterically crying and due to the nature of her injury we were there a long time deciding what to do. We were given all the time we needed, never being rushed. I love everyone there!
-Amy C.

Have been using Temperance Animal Hospital for the past 17 years. Always excellent care of my dogs.. I would highly recommend
-Pat R.

When I tell Darla annd Nora we're going to see Dr. Smith they act like kids going to Cedar Point they love it there
-Connie E.

Amazing staff who are incredibly educated and well informed. Top notch veterinary care!
-Sabrina M.

We took my beautiful, 20 year old cat in today, knowing he would probably have to be euthanized after suffering a stroke. We were heartbroken, of course, but the staff at TAH could not have been more caring and compassionate from the second we walked in the door.
They were sensitive to our pain, and so very respectful and caring with my baby. Thank you to the caring professionals who helped us today.

-Debbie G.

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