Mile High Animal Hospital of Aurora offers laser therapy for dogs and cats in a caring, pet-centered veterinary hospital that offers traditional and alternative medicine. Our laser treatments for dogs and cats utilize a Class 4 therapeutic laser (a professional-grade therapeutic laser) to promote healing, and a host of other benefits for pets.
These therapeutic laser machines apply laser light to problem areas with many positive results. Our Class 4 therapeutic laser beams healing light energy deep into tissue to stimulate circulation, cell growth, and tissue regeneration. The laser light fosters healing by facilitating faster absorption of nutrients down to the cellular level, improving circulation and blood flow to help tissue and cells eliminate waste and toxins, reproducing healthy new cells in damaged areas, and reducing pain – all of which makes pets more comfortable and promotes healing.
Another key attribute of laser therapy for dogs and cats is that it’s non-invasive and can be used as an alternative to meds.
The most common benefits of laser therapy for dogs & cats include:
- Pain relief – Relief of pain without the use of drugs is one of the major benefits of therapeutic lasers used in veterinary settings. Dogs & cats, particularly aging pets, often are enduring chronic pain from arthritis, hip dysplasia, or joint deterioration. For pets that have a hard time metabolizing today’s pain relief meds (stomach upset or vomiting), therapeutic lasers are a potent alternative.
- Reduce inflammation – Because therapeutic lasers improve blood flow to injured areas, the increased circulation helps wash out toxins and clear the way for cell regeneration, as well as reducing damage that can occur with swelling in an injured area.
Conditions that respond well to laser treatments for dogs and cats include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Joint injuries
- Soft-tissue injuries to ligaments and tendons
- Muscle sprains or tears
- Skin abrasions
- Wounds from trauma
- Post-surgical incisions
- Urinary tract infections
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Nerve damage…and more
Therapeutic laser treatments for dogs and cats typically start with more frequent, short treatments in rapid succession over the initial weeks of a laser therapy treatment program. Once the initial “loading” of laser treatments is done, then laser therapy treatments can be spread out with more time between treatments, until the dog or cat has received relief and can go into maintenance mode.
To schedule a consult or a laser therapy session for your dog or cat, contact Mile High Animal Hospital.