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Pet Laser Therapy

At Comber and Ards Vets your pet is our priority. We have further invested in equipment to help your pets live a better life with conditions and in older age. Pet Laser Therapy helps in many areas, below we discuss the MANY BENEFITS of laser therapy.

Pain and inflammation associated with the following conditions can effectively be managed with Laser Therapy:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back pain/disorders
  • Sprains/strains
  • Wounds
  • Skin disorders
  • Abscesses
  • Ear infections
  • Anal gland infections
  • Post dental treatment
  • Post surgical swelling & more

How does Pet Laser Therapy work?

Laser therapy involves directing infra-red radiation into inflamed or damaged tissues to accelerate the body’s natural healing process.

The laser is placed in direct contact with the skin which enables light photons to penetrate the tissue and interact with molecules within the cells to cause several biochemical effects (photobiomodulation).

Pet Laser effects:

  • Increases the temperature of the tissue which has a soothing effect and increases vascular supply
  • Provides energy for the cells within the tissue allowing them to repair
  • Reduces the transmission of pain signals from the tissue to the central nervous system

Benefits of Pet Laser Therapy

  • Analgesic effect
  • Anti-inflammatory effect
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Accelerated tissue repair
  • Soothing muscle tension
  • Faster wound healing
  • Reduction of scar tissue
  • Improved nerve function
  • Improved vascular activity

What does Pet Laser Therapy Involve?

Referral for laser treatment are made by our vets in Comber and Ards and carried out by our nursing team in Ards. The nurses often carry out the therapy. Each session lasts anywhere between 1 minute and 30 minutes depending on the condition being treated.

Laser treatment for pet arthritis (dogs, cats etc) tends to take the longest as we treat the painful joints as well as any associated muscle pain/spasm.

The number of sessions required depends on the condition. Some conditions will only require a few sessions.

For ongoing conditions such as arthritis, we would normally recommend an initial course of 6 treatments over the first 3 weeks, followed by long term treatment every 1-4 weeks depending on the duration of benefit. We are here to help, ask us a question for anything you are unsure about.

Get your dog back to their best with the help of laser therapy

What else do you need to know?

The treatment is pain free, non-invasive and safe. It is tolerated very well, in fact most patients enjoy their sessions!

It is compatible with any other treatment your pet may need, including oral medication, hydrotherapy, acupuncture and physiotherapy.

Your pets hair does not need to be clipped, they do not need to be sedated and you can remain with them at all times.

It is even covered by insurance (although we always recommend you check with your provider first).

Dog Laser Therapy Results in a non healing wound

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