Fairview Veterinary Hospital Offers Cold Laser Therapy For Pets
Laser technology that has been used in human medicine for many years has also been found to be helpful for veterinary medicine. Cold laser therapy uses a low frequency of laser light to improve healing deep within tissue to promote healing and reduce discomfort. At Fairview Veterinary Hospital in Independence, MO, we offer cold laser therapy to help pets heal.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
Laser, a shortened version of “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” At high frequencies, this light can be used in surgical procedures to make fine incisions that heal more quickly. At low-levels, laser light has been found to produce “photobiomodulation,” a process of increased biological processes that aid healing.
Generally, a number of sessions are required to get the full effect of the treatments. Your veterinarian will determine how often your pet should get treatment, based on their health issue.
Healing Pet Injury
Cold laser therapy can be used to heal wounds from accidents or from surgical procedures. The low-level light stimulates biochemical processes that hasten the healing process deep within tissues of the body. In this way, wounds heal faster, with less discomfort and less scarring.
Cold Laser For Pain Management
Cold laser can also be used as a method of pain management for animals with conditions like osteoarthritis, disc degeneration and other painful problems. In some cases, animals may have medical problems that limit the type and amount of pain medication they can take. Cats, for example, cannot tolerate many of the standard pain medications. Cold laser therapy offers an option to help these animals maintain a higher level of comfort and quality of life.
Laser Therapy For Skin Conditions
Low-level laser light can also help healing in troublesome skin conditions that are difficult to manage with standard medications. The cold laser reduces inflammation in tissues, increases blood flow to the area, and improves healing.
Call Fairview Veterinary Hospital Today
Dr. Clark, Dr. Olson and the team at Fairview Veterinary Hospital are committed to delivering quality care for all their patients in Independence, MO, and surrounding areas. We offer many veterinary services for our patients, including exams, vaccinations, dental care, preventative care, and surgery.
Contact Fairview Veterinary Hospital today at (816) 257-5454 for an appointment to learn more about how cold laser therapy can be used to heal pet injury and provide relief from pain.