Companion Laser Therapy®

Sep 5, 2021Blog Posting

Companion Laser therapy applies amplified light to alleviate pain and inflammation your pet may be experiencing. When it interacts with damaged cells, healing is accelerated, and pain virtually eliminated.

There has been significant research that shows that it works exceptionally well at handling many different issues in our furry companions.

Simple and Effective

The beautiful part of this therapy is how simple it is and how well it treats such a wide variety of conditions. Additionally, we can use it in conjunction with other treatments. For example, we can use it to speed recovery and to ease pain from surgery incisions. It is a non-invasive procedure and doesn’t require any drugs to work.

How Companion Laser Therapy Works

The companion therapeutic laser is a special medical-grade laser used to target whatever the problem area is. To put it simply, it sends light particles deep into the injured area, which stimulates the cells to promote their growth and repair them.

Clinical Applications

Laser therapy can effectively reduce pain and inflammation associated with a variety of acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Inflammation
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative joint pain
  • Tendon or ligament problems
  • Traumatic injuries with lingering pain (such as with fractures or wounds).

For more information on applications of the Companion Therapy Laser, visit Companion Animal Health.

Therapy Laser Risks

There are no risks with laser therapy if a trained veterinarian administers it. There are a couple of medical conditions where we do not use it. For example:

  • If your pet is currently pregnant
  • If your pet has a cancerous tumor growth

In the case of pregnancy, it could cause birth defects. And, in the case of cancer, it can potentially cause a tumor to grow faster.

At-Home Lasers

Some companies advertise pet lasers for use at home. But these are generally not strong enough to be helpful. Also, laser devices misused can cause eye damage or tissue damage. For these reasons, we advise against using a laser at home.

What to Expect

When you bring in your pet for laser therapy to Amigo Animal Clinic, they will not be sedated or restrained, because the procedure is very easy and usually enjoyable for them.

The treatment is generally only 5-10 minutes long per session.

Commonly, pets need multiple treatments to get the most benefit out of it. For this reason, we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. We will recommend a plan tailored for you and your loved one when you come in.

Summary

Our goal here at Amigo Animal Clinic is to provide comprehensive care to treat our patients. Laser therapy is a remarkable breakthrough in how we can treat your companion’s pain. We are very excited to be able to offer you a drug-free option for pain treatment. Contact us today to see if the Companion Therapy Laser is the answer to your best friend’s aches and pains.

Sincerely,

Dr. Donimic Carrica, DVM

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