Laser Therapy for Pembroke Pines Cats and Dogs
Pets in Pembroke Pines now have access to an amazing advancement in veterinary medicine; laser therapy for pets. The services offered at DPC Veterinary Hospital now include pet laser therapy which can treat a wide array of pet health issues quickly and without pain or any undesirable side effects. Our veterinarians and staff are trained on the Companion Therapy Laser™, an FDA laser that sends light and heat into an affected area producing almost immediate curative results.
Laser therapy has been around for decades for humans but has only recently become widely available for cats and dogs. Our Class IV laser reaches deep tissue on a molecular level and excites damaged cells encouraging them to "heal themselves" and replicate. This process also releases endorphins which when coupled with the warm heat from the laser literally give the pet a "warm and fuzzy feeling."
Pet Laser Therapy - Fast, Effective, Many Applications
The pet laser reduces inflammation, speeds up the healing process by encouraging cell growth and relieves pain. Because it has these characteristics it can be used to treat many common ailments including:
- Tooth Extraction Pain Relief
- Sprains, Strains & Fractures
- Post-Surgical Healing/Pain Relief
- Chronic Conditions
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Periodontal Disease
- Lick Granulomas
- Geriatric Care
- Hip Dysplasia
- Urinary Tract Infections
Almost all of the conditions listed above have been traditionally treated with drugs. Using laser therapy almost always replaces the pharmaceuticals minimizing or eliminating side effects and the sometimes difficult task of getting your pet to "take their medicine."
The obvious limitations of pet laser therapy include any treatment of the eye and treatment of any area where cancer is present as the laser encourages cell growth.
What Your Pet Experiences
While the laser unit is about the size of a three drawer file cabinet, the only part that comes in proximity to your pet is the wand which is hand held and roughly the size of a flashlight. The vet sets the laser using your pet's size, weight, age, skin and hair/fur color and the condition being treated. The laser then calculates the strength duration of the light energy.
The wand is then repeatedly passed over the area being treated until the laser turns itself off. For a small dog this could be about 2 minutes. Your pet will feel a pleasant warmth and the endorphins released by the treatment will totally relax him or her. If the treatment is for arthritic or other pain the relief will be almost instantaneous.
Your pet is going to love you.
If your pet is currently on medication or suffering from one of the health issues listed above, call us and talk to a vet to see if laser therapy is appropriate for your four legged friend.