Pet Laser Therapy
Looking for a way to provide some much-needed pain relief for your pet, but you don’t want to deal with medications? Consider Companion® laser therapy here at 24/7 Animal Hospital of Orlando. Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free alternative treatment that’s used to treat a variety of conditions in dogs, cats, and many other species without side effects. Pet laser therapy in our Orlando facility has been used to provide relief for more than a dozen physical and neurological conditions.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Companion® pet laser therapy involves using an intense beam of light to penetrate the skin, which causes a chemical reaction in the body. The laser light increases the production of a compound called ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which helps weakened or injured cells to repair themselves. Injured or impaired cells are unable to create ATP in the manner that they should, but with the assistance of laser therapy, they can. This results in healthier cells and tissue for your companion animal.
What’s Involved in a Treatment Session?
Laser therapy is one of the safest, least-invasive forms of treatment available in veterinary medicine for pain management. Each session involves moving a laser therapy probe over the target area of a pet’s body, which creates a warm, soothing sensation. Some pets even fall asleep during treatment. Sedation is typically not required, but what IS required is for protective eyewear to be worn by everyone who’s near the laser light.
How Soon Will My Pet Experience Relief?
You’ll be happy to know that many pets experience pain relief very quickly once treatment begins, or at least by the time the treatment session ends. There are some instances, however, in which longer or more frequent treatment sessions are required for results. The duration of treatment and number of required treatments for optimal results depends on the severity of your pet’s condition.
To schedule your pet’s laser therapy session in Orlando, contact 24/7 Animal Hospital of Orlando at (407) 298-3807. We want your pet’s quality of life to be improved, just as much as you do, so call us today.