Manage Your Pet’s Pain with Laser Therapy

Has your pet been experiencing discomfort from arthritis, tendonitis, or allergies? If so, we can help. We offer Companion® pet laser therapy here at our Cooper City clinic to treat more than a dozen conditions in dogs and cats. Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free, side effect-free treatment modality that has been used for decades to provide pain relief, among other benefits. It involves using an intense beam of light to safely penetrate tissue to cause cells to repair or rejuvenate themselves.

Thousands of studies have documented the many positive effects of laser therapy on various types of tissues, cells, and disorders. We’re pleased to be one of the few veterinary clinics in the area to offer this advanced treatment for our patients.

What Conditions Can Pet Laser Therapy Treat?

Our Companion® pet laser therapy unit has been used to effectively treat various physical and neurological conditions, including:

  • Inflammation
  • Wounds
  • Fractures
  • Neurological conditions
  • Skin problems
  • Pain
  • Trauma/injury recovery
  • Allergies
  • Chronic conditions
  • Infections
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Lick granulomas
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • …and more!

What Is the Treatment Session Like?

During your pet’s laser therapy treatment session, we’ll deliver the laser light through a non-invasive handpiece over the targeted area. The only prerequisite is for everyone in close proximity to the laser to wear protective eyewear. When the light is applied, your pet will feel a warm, soothing sensation. This sensation is comparable to a massage, which often causes pets to fall asleep or fall into a state of deep relaxation.

Many pets experience pain relief immediately, but for other pets, it could take longer. Results are ultimately dependent on the condition and the severity of the condition. The length of the treatment session(s) as well as the number of sessions are also dependent on these factors. With most patients, it takes approximately 3-6 minutes per site for the treatment to be administered. Some pets need only one session while others need more.

Curious about whether or not YOUR pet could benefit from laser therapy at our Cooper City clinic? Give us a call at 954-432-6230 to schedule a consultation.