Reinvigorate Your Pet with Laser Therapy
From our experience, most pets hate taking pills, and will do everything in their power to avoid swallowing them. But if your pet is suffering from arthritis, hip dysplasia, or skin lesions, how else can you alleviate their pain and help them heal? Fortunately, there are options available for healing and pain management that don’t require chasing your dog or cat around the house until they give up (trust us, they won’t). Here at Custer McDermott Animal Hospital in Plano, we’re proud to offer Companion® pet laser therapy to our patients as an effective treatment method.
The Companion® therapy laser generates non-thermal photons of light that safely penetrate your pet’s tissues to repair and rejuvenate cells. Each therapy session lasts about 3 to 8 minutes, and in that time, your pet’s damaged cells are stimulated, responding with a higher rate of metabolism. While in use, the laser produces a gentle warming sensation that your pet may find soothing. Laser therapy is a completely non-invasive, pain-free procedure that can treat many different conditions and be performed in conjunction with other treatments.
What Conditions Can Pet Laser Therapy Treat?
If your pet has it, there’s a good chance pet laser therapy can treat it. Some of the most common physical conditions we treat with our Companion® therapy laser include:
- Acute & chronic otitis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Degenerative joint disease
- Gingivitis/periodontal disease
- Hot spots
- Trauma/injury recovery
- Hip dysplasia
- Lick granulomas
- …and more
What to Expect During a Laser Therapy Session
Protective eyewear is required while the laser is in use, but the procedure itself is often calming to pets, and can even put them to sleep! Our veterinarian can program the laser to administer the appropriate dose of light that corresponds with your pet’s condition. Other factors that affect dosage include coat/skin color, size, and age. The number of sessions necessary to give your pet the full benefit of laser therapy depend entirely on how your pet responds to the treatment.
Is your pet suffering from one (or more) of the above conditions? Want to learn more about our Companion® laser and what it can do for your four-legged family member? Call us right away at (214) 644-5555 and our staff will be more than happy to help you.