When treating painful inflammatory conditions in Columbia cats and dogs, our veterinarians at Maury County Veterinary Hospital employ companion laser therapy, which is a non-invasive treatment option.

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What is Laser Therapy?

A low-intensity laser or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is used in conjunction with other treatments to alleviate pain while also stimulating and improving cell function, as well as improving healing.

A laser therapy treatment involves moving the handheld laser wand slowly back and forth over the damaged tissue, producing a warm, pleasant sensation that most pets find relaxing and enjoyable.

Sessions are typically 15 to 30 minutes in length. The number of sessions and frequency of treatments varying depending on the severity of the injury. Chronic conditions can be treated every week, whereas surgical incisions and open wounds are frequently treated daily.

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Uses for Laser Therapy

Veterinary laser therapy stimulates cell regeneration and increases circulation, which is beneficial in the treatment of the following conditions and surgical procedures:

  • Wounds
  • Bone Fractures
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inflammation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lick Granuloma
  • Dental Procedures
  • Post-Surgical Recovery

Benefits of Laser Therapy

Columbia cats and dogs can benefit from companion laser therapy in a variety of ways, including the following:

  • Increases wound healing
  • Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
  • Reduces inflammation and associated pain
  • Enhances neovascularization
  • Increases blood perfusion
  • Reduces edema (swelling)
  • Encourages bone healing

Equine Laser Therapy

At Maury County Veterinary Hospital, we provide companion laser therapy to horses as a means of assisting them in relieving their discomfort. Light beams from lasers and LEDs can stimulate the cells in the body that are responsible for tissue repair, inflammation reduction, and pain transmission.

Anti-inflammatory drugs do not heal, they cannot be taken before a competition, and they frequently have negative side effects on the steed. Drug-free therapy for horses has been shown to stimulate healing, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain in some horses.

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