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Laser Therapy for Dogs

Laser therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment used to reduce pain-associated inflammation and speeds up the body’s natural healing process. Laser therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, wounds and post-operative pain.

The positive effects of laser on different tissue cells was first observed over 40 years ago. Advances in technology have brought an efficacious treatment to the clinic level. If your pet is healing from trauma, injury, illness or simply ageing, the laser has been shown to provide relief and decrease healing time. Every case is unique and treatment protocol differs on a per-case basis.

What can laser therapy be used for?


Some examples laser therapy can be used for are:

  • Wounds
  • Sprains
  • Infections of the skin and ears
  • Tendinites
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Back/Disc Disease
  • Cystitis
  • Arthritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Gingivitis
  • Dental Procedures

Are lasers dangerous for dogs and are there any side effects?

Laser therapy is safe, painless and fast. It utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.

What kind of lasers are used on pets?

There are many different classes of lasers. The laser we have is a Class IV Therapeutic Laser used in the therapeutic treatment of the above-listed conditions.

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