Pet Therapeutic Laser

dog therapeutic laser

Pet Therapeutic Laser

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 used to treat various conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours, depending on the condition.

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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
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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.

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What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?
Simply put, it provides relief. Your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment as the laser is administered. The almost immediate pain will allow your pet to be comfortable, and any anxiety that your 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 jump onto the chair again.” Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy, which 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
  • restlessness
  • whining, groaning, or other vocalizations
  • limping, unable to get up or lie down
  • difficulty getting into the car or downstairs
  • lack of grooming
  • won’t wag tail
  • licking or biting area
  • lack of appetite
  • trembling
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