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:
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Joint injuries
- Wound repair
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical recovery
- Lick granulomas and hot spots
- And more!
In order for your pet to benefit fully from therapy, your veterinarian will 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.