Strawbridge Animal Care is proud to include Companion Laser Therapy as a part of the many new and highly effective approaches we incorporate into enhanced patient care. Clinical studies and real-world use over several decades have proven that laser therapy alleviates pain and inflammation, reduces swelling, and stimulates nerve regeneration and cells involved in tissue repair. We’ve seen the amazing results and our clients have too.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment to:
- Aspirates and biopsies
- Bone marrow aspirates
- Critical care management
The laser light is delivered through a noninvasive hand piece to treat the affected area. Most treatments take a matter of minutes. The beam of laser light deeply penetrates the tissues without damaging it, inducing a biological response in the cells called photo-bio-modulation, which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing speed. The deep, soothing laser therapy provides a drug-free option for enhanced patient care.
What Your Pet Feels
Laser therapy is not painful to your pet and doesn’t require sedation or clipping. Laser therapy is well tolerated by pets. In fact, in some cases, they appear to even be napping during treatment as they become more and more relaxed and their pain is relieved. Pets feel a gentle soothing warming sensation and the relief from pain in treatment areas. There are no known side effects to laser therapy.
How We Use Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is applicable for all animals across a wide range of conditions seen in our practice:
- Degenerative joint and disc disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Dermatology problem
- Following tooth extraction
- Post-surgery to treat incision pain and reduce inflammation and start the healing process
- Acute traumas such as sprains or strains
- Ears and ear canals
- Wound healing
Signs That Your Senior Pet May Be A Candidate For Laser Therapy
- General difficulty getting around
- No interest in playing
- Abnormal sitting or lying posture
- Circling multiple times before lying down
- Won’t wag tail
- Limping, unable to get up or lie down
- Difficulty getting into car or down stairs
- Lack of grooming
- Wining, groaning or other vocalizations
- Licking or biting area
- Lack of appetite