LPAH is excited to announce we now have laser therapy available for our patients. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain free, drug free relief for a variety of conditions.
Applications for laser therapy include, but are not limited to:
- Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
- General pain management (sprains, strains and stiffness)
- Post-surgery pain (spays, neuter, declaw, etc.)
- Skin Problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
- Dental procedures
- Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, burns, and lesions)
- Ear infections
Class IV laser Therapy is a revolutionary treatment modality that
- Increases circulation, which reduces pain and inflammation
- Reduces pain by stimulating an endorphin release
- Excites the energy carrier in the cell (the ATP) to heal the cells in 1/3 to 1/2 the normal healing time.
- Only acts on abnormal cells and does nothing to normal cells, so over treating deep tissue on a pet is not a worry
How does it work?
- First, NO anesthesia is required for your pet!
- A technician will pass the laser beam across your pets’ skin, directly above the area where your pet has some discomfort.
- The beam of laser light continues to be passed over the area for a length of time depending on the size of the pet and treatment area.
- During this time your pet feels extremely comfortable!
- This invisible light beam is putting laser energy into the cells and causing the cells to reproduce faster. This causes the cells to heal more quickly.
- Laser therapy significantly reduces the pain at the site and dilates the vessels at the site, increasing blood flow to the area and reducing the swelling
Treatments are cumulative and one builds upon another. Generally, we treat a pet with a series of treatments for the best effect.
A treatment can last anywhere from 5-30 minutes. You are welcome to join your pet during his/her laser session to help ease your pet and encourage them to rest comfortably.
You may see radical improvement after one treatment, but usually several treatments are required to gain the maximum effects, especially for chronic conditions.
For additional information please visit http: www.litecure.com/companion/for-pet-owners/ or call us to speak with one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians.