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What is Veterinary Laser Therapy, and How Can It Benefit Your Pet?

November 04, 2021

Laser therapy has been used in human medicine and dentistry for many years, offering a variety of benefits for people.

But did you know that veterinarians can also provide laser therapy for pets? Not all veterinary professionals are equipped with laser treatment options, so it can be a challenge to find a veterinarian who offers this service. If you are located in the Costa Mesa, CA area, the team at All Creatures Care Cottage is here to help! Dr. Rand Spongberg has invested in the revolutionary K-Laser Therapy system that has been cleared by the FDA for veterinary use and can provide much-needed pain relief for your pet.

How Veterinary Laser Therapy Works

Therapeutic lasers harness the power of specific wavelengths of light to stimulate growth, healing, and migration processes in your pet's cells and tissues. The K-Laser Therapy system uses red and near-infrared light energy to treat both hard and soft tissues in a safe and controlled manner. Laser therapy is not only beneficial for relieving pain but also:

  • Improving circulation
  • Reducing inflammation, muscle spasms, and stiffness
  • Expediting the healing process
  • Improving delivery of blood, oxygen, nutrients, and hydration to the treatment area

Even better, laser therapy is minimally invasive, and there is a low risk of side effects from treatment. It can be used either alone or in combination with other treatment options, and your pet can continue taking its usual medications while undergoing laser treatment.

Conditions That Laser Therapy Can Be Used to Treat

Veterinary laser therapy is incredibly versatile and can be used to treat a wide array of pet health issues, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Fractures, strains, and sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammatory bowel syndrome
  • Oral health problems, including gum disease and dental extraction sites

Additionally, laser therapy can be used to aid in post-surgical healing and healing from infected or chronic wounds, among other indications.

Veterinary Laser Therapy Near Me

If your dog, cat, or exotic pet has a chronic or acute condition, they do not need to suffer in pain. The team at All Creatures Care Cottage will work with you to identify the best treatment plan for your specific pet's needs. To schedule an appointment, call us in Costa Mesa, CA, today at (949) 642-7151.