Laser therapy, also known as photobiomodulation, is an FDA-approved, drug-free, surgery-free and noninvasive treatment option to help treat a wide variety of conditions. Laser therapy works by emitting a dose of light energy into your pet’s tissues. The light photons are absorbed within the cell’s mitochondria. This results in more energy in the cell for cellular repair which then allows for decreased inflammation, decreased pain and faster healing. Treatments are safe, painless and fast. Laser therapy works on both acute and chronic conditions and helps speed up healing after surgery. Here is a list of some of the conditions that can benefit from laser therapy:
Anal sac disease
Intervertebral disc disease
The actual treatment usually takes between 1-8 minutes and the number of treatments is based on the animal and the condition. Since the treatments are cumulative and each treatment helps improve your pet’s condition, it is recommended that your pet receive multiple treatments.
If you have questions about laser therapy or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (207) 873-4668.