Woodbridge VA Pet Laser Therapy
Reducing pain and promoting healing is one of our medical team's top priorities. To that end, we have invested in a therapeutic laser, which we use on all our patients following routine surgeries to help promote healing.
Laser therapy is a painless procedure used for post-operative care, treatment of arthritis, skin wounds and other selected conditions. The therapeutic lasers supply energy to the body as light is transmitted through the layers of skin and stimulates and accelerates the healing of damaged cells. Laser therapy causes no adverse effects on healthy cells. Laser therapy also decreases inflammation and eliminates pain, which allows your pet to quickly return to his or her normal activities.
Laser Therapy Therapeutic Effects
During each painless treatment, the energy from the laser increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
At Pets R Family, we utilize this technology for acute and chronic conditions – with the exception of suspected cancer.
What You and Your Pet Can Expect
Pets typically do not need to be sedated for laser therapy treatments and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting. Most pets do not need to have their fur clipped.
Improvement is sometimes seen after the first treatment; however, most pets require several treatments to achieve maximum benefits. Generally, 4 – 8 treatments produce the best results. The length and frequency of treatments varies with your pet's condition. Your veterinarian will recommend a laser treatment plan specific to your pet's condition.