Pain is a problem for many pets. They don’t know how to let you know they’re hurting. Many of them are reluctant to indicate they hurt. If you notice your pet limping, yelping, or reluctant to engage in normal activities, this could be a sign your pet is experiencing pain. Bring your pet to Cashua Veterinary Care in Florence, SC and let us get to the bottom of your pet’s pain and offer non-invasive treatment methods to help your pet feel livelier, more energetic, and pain-free.
Laser Therapy for Pets for Pain Relief
Pain relief is one of the primary reasons our vet may recommend laser therapy for your pet. The treatment offers a non-surgical method to help manage pain. The treatment itself is non-invasive and poses few risks for your pet. Laser therapy can be used to treat any of the following conditions:
- Acute injuries.
- Chronic injuries.
- Muscle sprains and strains.
- Spinal disc swelling.
- Musculoskeletal conditions.
- Arthritis and joint pain.
- Promote post-surgical healing.
Of course, your vet may recommend treatment with laser therapy for a variety of other conditions as well.
Why Laser Therapy for Pets?
The main reason to consider laser therapy for your pet is that it offers a non-invasive method of treatment that provides your pet with fast relief from pain. In the aftermath of surgeries, it can even be used to promote faster healing from the incisions made during surgery.
Pain medications can provide unpleasant side effects for some pets. Side effects your pet won’t experience with laser therapy which offers relatively few risks and side effects. Interestingly enough, most pets find the laser treatment process relaxing and soothing.
What to Expect from Laser Therapy for Your Pet
When your pet comes in for laser therapy it will be fitted with a pair of cool sunglasses to protect its eyes from the laser’s rays. The treatment involves the technician running a wand over the affected area for a period of time generally lasting between three and 10 minutes. The relief for your pet, however, is almost instantaneous. Your pet may require ongoing laser therapy treatments, depending on its condition.
If you believe your pet is experiencing pain from a recent surgery, an accident, an injury, or an illness, our veterinary staff at Cashua Veterinary Care in Florence, SC will work with you to help relieve your pet’s pain. Contact us today to learn more about pain management and treatment options, including laser therapy for pets.