Laser Therapy for Pets Provides Pain Relief: Park Centre Animal Hospital

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dog receiving laser treatment

Park Centre Animal Hospital is proud to be one of the first veterinary hospitals in the area to offer the FDA-approved Class IV cold laser therapy for pain relief and wound care. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion will benefit from a revolutionary new approach to Veterinary medicine.

Laser therapy for pets is the only course of treatment that actually stimulates the body to heal from within. Veterinary Laser Therapy provides a sterile, pain-free, non-invasive, drug-free pain relief treatment for a variety of conditions such as acute injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain.

Veterinary Laser Therapy is particularly effective in the treatment of arthritis in older pets, acute back injuries, and post-surgical therapy. It can also be used on fresh or infected wounds to speed up the healing process.

Human medical doctors have been using laser therapy for some time, but only recently has this technology become available to veterinarians.

cat receiving laser treatment

How is Veterinary Laser Therapy applied and how does it work?

Veterinary Laser Therapy utilizes a laser wand to apply a beam of light directly to the skin or affected tissues of the body. The non-thermal photons of light are absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. The result is increased blood circulation in the body, reduced swelling, relief from pain, and an acceleration of the healing process.

The duration and intensity of the laser varies depending on what is being treated and how deep into the tissue the laser needs to go.

What should I expect during a Veterinary Laser Therapy treatment session for my pet?

Simply put, Veterinary Laser Therapy provides relief from pain. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and have an experience similar to a good massage. Relief is almost immediate in most cases, making your pet more comfortable, without experiencing sustained anxiety or trauma. Angry felines may start to purr and many canines will actually fall asleep during their therapy session. It is a pleasant sensation and most pets experience pain relief within 24 hours or less.

The good news about Class IV laser therapy for pets is that there’s no need to shave or clip the area to be treated and your pet doesn’t need to be sedated during the process. The laser used for this type of treatment will not burn your pet’s skin and will not cause your pet any unwanted side effects. Treatments take just a few minutes for each inflamed area.

Chronic arthritis cases are typically treated three times weekly for two weeks. Treatments then can be repeated at 1 or 2 month intervals or as needed.

Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy, improving the quality of life for your best friend.

Park Centre Animal Hospital

Give Park Centre Animal Hospital a call at (510) 521-1700 to see how your pet may benefit from this new and exciting therapy.

Park Centre Animal Hospital is located at 2501 Central Avenue in Alameda. The clinic also provides Veterinary Supervised boarding facilities for both cats and dogs. All boarders enjoy clean, bright comfortable surroundings. Like all pets under their care, the staff treats animal boarders as they do their own pets.


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