Laser Therapy: Reducing Your Pet’s Pain at the Cellular Level

Looking for a gentler, more soothing way to treat your pet’s acute or chronic problem? If medication has produced mediocre results, your pet may be suited for laser therapy. Pet laser therapy has successfully treated countless companion animals, and yours could be one of them. Our therapeutic laser technology in Yorkville is an alternative modality that uses light particles to repair damaged cells and increase healing.

We’re pleased to have this state-of-the-art technology, because it allows us to provide pets with a more relaxing and comfortable experience at our hospital.

How Pet Laser Therapy Works

Our laser therapy equipment includes a handheld device that emits light particles and a small computer system. With the computer, we can enter important information about your pet to calculate the proper light dosage. This dosage depends on the condition we’re treating along with your pet’s size, species, skin and coat color, and coat length.

A technician will gently massage the handheld device over the affected areas so the light particles can safely penetrate through fur, skin and muscle to target problem areas. Cells metabolize the light particles, boosting cell production and accelerating healing. Laser therapy not only repairs cells but also improves blood circulation and reduces pain and inflammation.

Treatable Conditions

Our therapeutic laser can help us treat a variety of acute and chronic health conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ear infections
  • Wounds
  • Surgical incisions (post-surgery)
  • Degenerative disc and joint disease
  • Gingivitis
  • Lick granulomas
  • Hot spots
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia

We’re Here to Help

If you are interested in laser therapy for your pet, you will need to meet with your veterinarian to decide the best course of action. We cannot treat patients who have cancer or may have cancer, as the laser can stimulate cancer cell growth. If your pet is a candidate for this treatment, we will also discuss the possibility of multiple laser therapy sessions. Chronic conditions can often take longer to treat than acute conditions, due to their degree of progression. Nonetheless, our veterinary team will do everything possible to make your pet feel at ease during their treatment.