Angel Ridge Veterinary Service PLLC

Quality compassionate veterinary care for your animals.

Laser Therapy

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

Lasers are concentrated beams of light with electromagnetic radiation. Laser therapy consists of a low level of laser light  passed over the affected area of your pet’s body, which causes the body to react in the following ways:

  • Blood vessels are dilated. This increases circulation, bringing more fresh, healing blood to the area.
  • Lymphatic vessels are dilated This allows lymph fluid to escape injured tissues, which reduces swelling and pain.
  • Local nerves are desensitized so that they cannot fire as quickly. Fewer pain signals are sent to the brain.
  • Bacterial growth is inhibited.
  • Cell healing and reproduction is stimulated, resulting in quicker healing.

The benefits of laser therapy to your pet are many:

  • No sedation or anesthesia
  • No pain or discomfort during treatment
  • Extremely safe
  • No side effects
  • Speeds healing
  • Quick results
  • Can be used safely with medications
  • Can reduce or eliminate the need for medications
  • You may even be able to be present for the procedure

When Does My Pet Need Laser Therapy?

Conditions that respond well to laser therapy include:

  • Arthritis
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Back injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Wound healing

Ask the doctor if you pet could benefit from laser therapy.