Cold laser therapy is a new treatment option that we offer. This is a painless, non-invasive treatment that can help with many health issues. Some of the conditions treated include:
- Skin issues
- Post-operative pain
- Ear infections
- Lick granulomas
- Wound healing
- And more…
This non-medicine option also has the added benefit of not adding to work load of organs and can greatly reduce the amount of chronic medications required for pain management. We offer a number of options and packages to make this a cost effective option for helping your pet. For chronic issues we do offer the first “trial” treatment session for free! Have questions? Many are answered right here but if you still have more please call us.
Q: Will my pet need anesthesia or sedation for treatments?
A: NO! Treatments are painless and most animals actually relax during the treatment.
Q: How are treatments done?
A: Treatments are done in an exam room with our technicians with the animal in a comfortable position that allows us to access the sites for treatment. The laser is kept moving over the affected areas administering the healing joules to the site.
Q: How does this treatment option help my pet?
A: Laser therapy has been proven to reduce inflammation and stimulate healthy cell growth in soft tissues and joints reducing healing time, swelling and pain in the affected area.
Q: What is the cost for therapy?
A: Single treatments are $40 each, but pre-paid packages are available. 3 treatments are $90, 6 treatments are $180 and 10 treatments are $250. Post-operative treatments are $12. Discounted wound treatment plans are $20 for single treatment and 3 for $50.
Q: How often does my pet need to come in for treatment?
A: For most therapies we will be using a rule of 3-2-1. This means 3 treatments the first week, 2 treatments the 2nd week and 1 treatment the 3rd week. This is then followed up by spacing out the treatments further and further to see what will work for each individual pet to maintain them.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: The biggest side effect most pets will feel is feeling warmth during the treatment and feel better.
Q: What if my pet doesn’t show improvement after the first treatment?
A: Don’t give up! Though most pets will show improvements after just 1 treatment, some pets may take several treatments before responding.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Absolutely! It is a FDA approved therapy option and has been used in human medicine for several years. All that is needed is eye protection which will be provided for you.
Q: Will my pet still need to take their other medications for arthritis?
A: Yes, continue all medication as directed by your veterinarian. As improvements are made, however, we often can reduce the amount of medication required to keep pets feeling good!