Cold laser therapy, or pet laser therapy, is an innovative pain management option. It is completely safe, drug-free, and non-invasive. Laser therapy uses light energy to reduce pain and speed up healing. At Akron-Medina Veterinary Hospital, our trained veterinary staff use our therapeutic laser for a wide range of conditions.

Conditions Treated with Laser Therapy

Pet laser therapy can be used for almost any pain-inducing condition, except those caused by cancer. Common conditions we treat with our laser include:

  • Arthritis
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Joint injuries
  • Wound repair
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Lick granulomas and hot spots
  • Gingivitis
  • And more!
a dog on the vet table receiving pet laser therapy

How It Works

A therapeutic laser operates in various settings, emitting different frequencies of light based on the needs of your pet. Our trained staff set the laser appropriately and place it over your pet’s affected area. The light energy penetrates deep into your pet’s tissue, stimulating cells. These cells begin to work more quickly at repairing the area and also work to reduce pain and inflammation with the body’s natural pain relievers.

a woman kissing a cat's forehead after it's pet laser therapy

Treatment Plans

In order for your pet to benefit fully from therapy, we’ll develop a unique treatment plan for them and their condition. Typically, injuries and surgical recovery only need one or two sessions to see positive effects. However, for more chronic conditions such as arthritis, your pet may need several sessions over the course of a few months to see benefits. Luckily, since cold pet laser therapy is cumulative in nature, the frequency of your pet’s sessions will decrease in time, while still maintaining full efficacy.

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