Identifying and managing your pet’s pain is central to our role as veterinary professionals, and we employ many different methods to treat your pet. If your cat or dog requires surgery, we provide detailed instructions to help manage any pain following the procedure. We generally recommend you limit your pet’s activity and slowly reintroduce him or her to their normal diet. We may also prescribe pain medication depending on your pet’s situation.
Laser therapy is an advanced pain management technique that Guthrie Pet Hospital is pleased to be able to offer our patients. This noninvasive procedure uses light to stimulate cells, increase blood circulation, and speed the body’s natural healing process. The procedure also triggers the release of endorphins, which are commonly referred to as “natural painkillers.”
Laser therapy treatments can take anywhere from about 10 to 30 minutes depending on the size of your pet and are a safe, effective way to manage pain.
Other benefits include:
- Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Improved vascular activity
- Increased metabolic activity
- Increased mobility
- Stimulation of trigger points and acupuncture points
- Reduced fibrous tissue formation
- Improved nerve function
- Immune regulation
We may recommend laser therapy for any of the following conditions:
- Disc disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Inflamed ears
- Lick granuloma
- Post-surgical swelling
- Snake bites
The team at Guthrie Pet Hospital has found laser therapy to have a significant impact on a pet’s quality of life and is among the most effective treatments for pain management. Contact us for more information about laser therapy and to discuss the best options for your cat or dog.