Laser Therapy for Pets
No one wants to see their pet suffer needlessly. When your dog or cat is in pain, you want to do everything you can to help them. That’s why our veterinarian at Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital & Daycare in Fernandina Beach offers laser therapy for pets. This relatively new therapy can be extremely effective at reducing pain and improving the quality of life of your pet.
What Is Laser Therapy for Pets?
Laser therapy for pets uses something called photobiostimulation to stimulate tissues and relieve pain. The process involves the use of a deep, penetrating light that is applied to the affected area for about three to eight minutes. Many pet owners see an improvement after the first visit, but it often takes several visits to see a significant improvement in your pet’s condition.
Laser Therapy for Dogs
There is a wide range of conditions in dogs that can benefit from laser therapy. Consider bringing your dog to Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital & Daycare for laser therapy if he suffers from any of the following conditions:
- back pain
- hip dysplasia
- anal gland infections
- abnormal posture
- licking or biting an area of the body
- muscle injuries
- hot spots
- degenerative disc disease
- surgical wound healing
- excessive scar tissue
Laser Therapy for Cats
Laser therapy is used to treat many of the same types of problems in cats. It can be used to treat pain and stiffness from arthritis, cuts and wounds, back pain, low metabolism, neuromuscular disease, muscle injuries, and more.
How Does Laser Therapy for Pets Work?
Laser therapy reduces inflammation in both dogs and cats. It does this by increasing the blood flow and increasing drainage from swollen areas. The reduction of swelling helps reduce pain, which is further reduced by the stimulation of nerve cells that prevent pain signals from getting to the brain. Laser therapy also stimulates endorphins, which provide natural pain relief.
Your Fernandina Beach Animal Hospital Offers Laser Therapy for Pets
If you’re looking for a veterinarian or animal hospital in Ferdinanda Beach that offers laser therapy for pets, look no further than Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital & Daycare. We are a full-service veterinary hospital that provides an assortment of therapies and treatments for your pet, from routine exams to animal dentistry and orthopedic surgery. Make an appointment with Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital & Daycare today by calling us at (904) 310-9990 and find out if laser therapy is right for your pet.