Laser therapy is one of the therapeutic treatments our clinic offers to support your pet’s healing. Our K Laser Class IV laser alleviates chronic pain, accelerating healing and rehabilitation. Depending on your pet’s medical condition, we’ll determine if they could benefit from the laser’s healing powers. To learn more about laser therapy, please contact us at 905-690-0040.
What makes the K Laser Class IV special?
Class IV means far more power than was previously available for laser therapy. Photobiomodulation is the scientific term for K laser’s effect on tissue. Deep-penetrating photons from the laser influence cell chemistry, triggering them to repair and regenerate themselves. In addition, the infrared wavelengths create a warm sensation in your pet’s body, increasing the cell’s repair rate by 6 to 8 times. Certain white blood cells are activated by light and release a host of chemical-including growth factors. Over 90% of patients benefit from this form of therapy. After surgery, patients receiving laser therapy have less pain, their recovery is faster, and progresses with fewer complications. Treatment time, power, and laser pulse frequency are based on your pet’s individual condition and body size.
What are the benefits of laser therapy?
Hot spots, skin infections, lick granulomas on skin lesions, and many more conditions are responsive to our K Laser. With the help of laser therapy, your pet can benefit from:
- Pain management: Laser is a non-invasive therapy for chronic pain.
- Wound healing: It reduces healing time significantly, especially for traumatic skin injuries and surgical incisions.
- Rehabilitation: It provides a non-invasive remedy to accelerate the recovery of musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic surgeries.
What can we expect from treatments?
Your pet won’t need to be sedated, restrained, or trimmed for their treatments. Laser therapy is usually pleasant and comforting to them. Although improvements are often seen after the first visit, most pets need 3-8 treatments for the greatest benefit. For most conditions, we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Treatments vary in length but most sites require 2 to 8 minutes. Most pets show greater comfort and mobility within 12 to 24 hours after laser treatment. Class IV laser therapy treatments are cumulative. Our veterinarians will recommend the length and frequency of treatments based on your pet’s condition. A sample treatment schedule could include every other day for one week (3 total), twice the second week (2 total), once the third week (1 total), and boosters as needed.