Soothing Aches, Pains and More
with Cat and Dog Laser Therapy in Temperance, MI
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.
How Pet Laser Therapy 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:
- Degenerative disc/joint disease
- Hip dysplasia
- 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
When Your Pet Needs Laser Therapy 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!