Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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D’Adamo Veterinary Hospital is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
How does it work?
Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.
What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?
Simply put, it provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experiences will dissipate.
Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and canine companions will actually fall asleep during their therapy session. Frequently, after therapy, we hear: “He’s acting like a puppy again” or “She can actually jump onto the chair again.” Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your companion.
What are the signs that my pet can benefit from Companion Laser Therapy?
Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are:
• Abnormal sitting or lying posture
• Circling multiple times before lying down
• Restlessness, Trembling
• Whining, groaning or other vocalizations
• Limping, unable to get up or lie down
• Difficulty getting into car or down stairs
• Lack of grooming
• Licking or biting area
• Lack of appetite
Please Contact D’Adamo Veterinary Hospital to learn more about this therapy!
Applications for laser therapy include:
Cruciate Injuries – Non-surgical/Partial or Post-Op
Anal Gland Disease
Cat Bite Abscesses
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Disk Disease (Acute/Chronic)
Chronic Neurological Conditions
Feline Lower Urinary Tract disease/Cystitis
Cystotomy – Post Surgery
Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
Ear Infections (Acute and Chronic Otitis)
Muscle and Ligament Disorders
Oral Cavity Disorders
Palliative Pain Relief
Post Surgical Pain Relief/Healing
Pyotraumatic Dermatitis (hot spots)
Urinary System Disorders