Adobe Animal Hospital of Soquel is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition.
Applications for laser therapy include:
- treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
- general pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
- post-surgical pain
- skin problems ( hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
- dental procedures
- fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions)
- ear infections
How does it work?
Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. the cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation and accelerated healing.
What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?
Simply put, it provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiet that you pet may experience will dissipate. Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and dogs will fall asleep during their therapy session. Frequently, after therapy, we hear: “he’s acting like a puppy again” or “she can actually jump onto the chair again.” Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves your companion’s quality of life.
Some of the signs that your senior pet can benefit from Companion Laser Therapy are:
- abnormal sitting or lying posture
- circling multiple times before lying down
- whining, groaning or other vocalizations
- limping, unable to get up or lie down
- difficulty getting into car or down stairs
- lack of grooming
- won’t wag tail
- licking or biting area
- lack of appetite