Is your dog experiencing pain impaired mobility? It is hard to watch a member of your family suffer each day and not enjoy life to the fullest. At Integrative Veterinary Therapies, we have years of experience performing cold laser therapy, allowing pets in the Ridge, NY area to live happier, pain-free lives. Here is a look at what cold laser therapy can do for your pet.
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that targets areas of the body to reduce pain. The treatment uses a cold laser that promotes a chain of reactions known as photobiostimulation. This process stimulates the release of endorphins. Cold laser therapy also stimulates injured cells, resulting in an accelerated healing process. The process is completely painless for your pet, and a typical session lasts for less than ten minutes. The results of cold laser therapy are cumulative. That means that subsequent treatments are more effective than initial treatments. Overall, the complete therapy program can last anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Cold laser therapy has been performed on tens of thousands of dogs to help relieve pain throughout the body.
Most dogs undergo cold laser therapy to relieve pain in the joints and the legs. However, cold laser therapy can target other areas of the body as well. With cold laser therapy, dogs can recover faster from their injuries which allows them to regain mobility at a quicker rate. Cold laser therapy is designed to be pain-free and appropriate for any pet regardless of species, breed, age, and size.
During a cold laser therapy session, your pet will be laid down on a table where a laser will be pointed at the afflicted areas of the pet’s body. The light from the cold laser penetrates the tissue, stimulating cellular activity and promoting healing within the pet’s body. While the laser is strong enough to stimulate healing in your pet’s deep tissues, it is not strong enough to do any damage or leave any marks on your pet. Pets are completely awake during the procedure and do not experience any discomfort. There is no recovery period, and the treated pet can be brought home immediately following the procedure.
Veterinarian in Ridge
If you are looking for a veterinarian to perform cold laser therapy in Ridge, NY, the pet wellness professionals at Integrative Veterinary Therapies are ready to assist you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (631) 924-7700.