Pet Laser Therapy at TLC Animal Hospital
Animals sometimes experience health problems that cause ongoing pain or skin problems that are slow to respond to standard treatments. Laser therapy is a new technology that can relieve these problems without harsh drugs or invasive procedures. At TLC Animal Hospital, we provide laser therapy for pets that suffer from a variety of conditions.
How Laser Therapy Works
Laser treatment uses a high-energy beam of light to facilitate healing in the deep layers of tissue. It is the same technology used in laser eye surgery and other procedures but at a much lower frequency. The low frequency stimulates the production of healing biochemicals under the skin in a process called photobiomodulation. Laser therapy is used to reduce pain, improve circulation and facilitate healing. In addition, the therapy helps to reduce inflammation and relaxes muscles.
Laser Therapy Can Help Many Conditions
Our veterinarians use laser therapy to help a broad range of veterinary issues. The technology can help wounds to heal faster after surgery. It hastens healing in injured tendons and ligaments. Laser therapy reduces pain and stiffness from arthritis. Laser therapy is also used to heal chronic skin conditions.
A Typical Laser Therapy Session
During a laser therapy session, your pet will lay comfortably on a padded table or blanket on the floor. The affected area of the body may need to be shaved in order to reach the tissues accurately, but this is not always the case. Sedatives to relax the animal for treatment are generally not needed. Our vets use a hand-held device that is passed over the surface of the affected area for a pre-determined period of time. Usually, several sessions are needed for the full effect of the therapy. Your pet can continue normal activities after a session without any side effects.
Make TLC Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in El Paso, TX
Dr. Dashley, Dr. Reyes, and Dr. Lara use their knowledge and experience to help pets in El Paso and surrounding communities enjoy better health and longer lives. We offer various veterinary services, including wellness visits, dental care, vaccinations, surgery, diagnostics, parasite prevention, and microchipping. We also treat non-poisonous snakes, ferrets, birds, turtles, and pocket pets. Contact TLC Animal Hospital today at (915) 592-6200 for an appointment to have your pet examined or to learn more about the benefits of laser therapy for pets.