These days, laser is no longer just a fictional technology used by superheroes or villains. It is scientifically proven as an effective treatment for us and the pets we love. Here at Bank Street Animal Hospital, we provide the most advanced laser therapy for our eligible patients to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. To see if laser therapy is right for your pet, simply call us at 613-695-2060.
What is laser therapy used for in pets?
In the veterinary world laser may be recommended by your veterinarian as a complementary or main therapy for conditions such as:
- Chronic pain
- Post-surgery recovery
- Sprains, injuries and other orthopedic conditions
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Wound repair
- Feline acne
- Dental issues
- Ear infections
- and more
How does laser therapy work in pets?
Although each laser device is different, most of them work by emitting concentrated light beams that stimulate certain cellular reactions inside your pet’s body. This process is called photostimulation. Some of the direct effects of treatment are the release of natural pain killers in the body, as well as cell activation to treat inflammation, jumpstart wound repair and improve circulation.
Is laser therapy safe for pets?
Yes. We make sure patients wear protective sunglasses to shield their eyes from the light. No numbing cream or anesthesia is needed as it is a painless procedure. In fact, laser has a soothing effect and it is common for pets to fall asleep during their therapy!