I have some exciting news to start the new year; I now have a Class IV laser machine!
Laser therapy is becoming increasingly popular in veterinary medicine for the treatment of a wide range of inflammatory and painful conditions, as well as to stimulate wound healing.
Laser therapy works by using infrared light to stimulate tissue repair beneath the surface of the skin. It is a process known as Photobiomodulation. The photons of light stimulate the metabolism of cells which reduces pain and inflammation and speeds the healing process. The process is completely non-invasive, most animals find it very relaxing.
The sorts of conditions that can be helped are; arthritis and joint pain, acute injuries such as ruptured cruciate ligaments and other strains or sprains, skin conditions like hot spots, lick granulomas and otitis, wound healing, cystitis and inflammation of the gums.
The number of sessions will depend on the problem but a common protocol is twice weekly for 2-3 weeks, then weekly for another two weeks and then monthly for long term management but all animals are different, so protocols can be adjusted accordingly.
Other advantages of laser treatment are that it doesn’t require an anaesthetic or sedation, the hair doesn’t have to be clipped and you can also stay with your animal while the treatment is taking place.
Cats, dogs, horses and even rabbits and reptiles can be treated.
Email me if you’d like more information