Maple Knoll Veterinary Clinic is so excited to be able to offer your pet Companion Laser Therapy! It is a safe, noninvasive, pain-free, drug-free treatment that is soothing and less stressful than many other treatments. Laser Therapy is used to reduce pain and discomfort, speed healing, increase mobility and motion in joints, and reduce swelling.
So how does it work? Photons of laser light penetrate deep into tissue and these photons are absorbed into the cells which initiates a photo-chemical response. This response in the cells blocks nerve impulses, accelerates tissue repair, increases circulation, and reduces swelling.
If your pet is in pain, has inflammation, or has a wound, laser therapy can be beneficial. This includes patients that have the aches and pains of old age, who have just had a surgical procedure, or who have an open wound or recent injury. Laser Therapy can be used for arthritis, wounds, hip dysplasia, dental procedures, ear infections, skin infections, sprains and strains, fractures, bruising and swelling, and can speed the healing process after surgeries.
Laser Therapy can be used in conjunction with other treatment programs to enhance results, shorten healing time, and reduce your pet’s discomfort. Many conditions readily respond to this noninvasive therapy, making it an ideal a “first step” in the treatment process. The Laser Therapy program is unique to each pet; the number and frequency of treatments will be determined by one of our veterinarians based on your pet’s medical condition and needs. Finally, the best part is that most treatment sessions take only a matter of minutes!