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Laser Therapy for Pets

In recent years, laser therapy has been used as an addition to more traditional rehabilitation treatments for dogs, cats and other pets. Laser therapy has been proven to help pets heal and recover from surgeries as well as all kinds of injuries. It’s also been successful in helping patients who are experiencing chronic pain and conditions. Laser therapy is an effective, drug- and surgery-free choice for patients.

What can laser therapy be used for in dogs/cats/pets?

Specifically, your veterinarian here at Pacific Rim may recommend laser therapy if your pet is experiencing issues such as the ones listed below:

  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle and bone abnormalities
  • Hair loss
  • Inflammations
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Feline acne
  • Cuts and bites
  • Pain (from tooth extractions, surgery, chronic condition)
  • Infections
  • Allergies
  • Kidney stones
  • How does laser therapy work on dogs/cats/pets?

    During laser therapy, targeted beams of deep-penetrating light are used to stimulate chemical reactions in your pet’s body. These reactions cause a series of beneficial effects such as the release of endorphins, and the stimulation of cells to heal at a faster pace.

    Is laser therapy painful for dogs/cats/pets?

    Not at all. The entire procedure is 100% painless and usually takes a few minutes from start to finish. We provide your pet with protective gear such as protective sunglasses and make sure that they are comfortable throughout the process.

    Can I be with my pet during their laser therapy?

    Absolutely! Having you around can make the therapy go smoother, especially during the first session. You can help keep your loyal companion calm and at ease.