Our Tucson Veterinarian Team Offers Laser Therapy for Dogs & Cats
Offering safe, effective, and affordable services for your pet in pain is an important goal of ours here at Twin Peaks Veterinary Center. Our Marana and Tucson veterinarian team is proud to offer laser therapy for painless, non-invasive, and fast relief from a wide variety of veterinary conditions.
Understanding Laser Therapy
Class IV laser therapy (also known as cold laser therapy) is an advanced therapeutic technology used on humans and animals. It works by directing light beams at certain tissues in the body. By interacting with these tissues, laser therapy speeds up cellular metabolism, enhances cellular re-organization and repair, and increases local circulation.
Class IV laser therapy is non-thermal, so it doesn't produce any heat. It's virtually painless and side effect free.
The Benefits of Pet Laser Therapy for Your Cat or Dog
Thanks to its ability to affect a variety of metabolically- and hormonally-driven biological processes, laser therapy helps your injured dog or cat by:
- Reducing swelling
- Decreasing inflammation
- Decreasing pain
- Controlling scar tissue formation
- Accelerating the rate of tissue healing
Conditions Treated with Laser Therapy
The type of laser used in this technique has a long wavelength and a low frequency. This allows it to deeply penetrate tissues at and below skin level. Our team uses laser therapy to help pets recovering from:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Ligament sprains
- Hot spots and other inflammatory skin lesions
- Ear infections
- Post-surgical pain
What to Expect During a Laser Therapy Appointment with a Tucson Vet
A laser therapy session generally lasts around 2 to 4 minutes. During the session, your pet rests in a comfortable position. One of our vets will hold a wand-like device over the target treatment area. Laser beams are emitted from the head of the device and sent deep into the injured tissues.
Many pet owners are shocked at how quickly laser therapy appears to work. How can we tell? Pets relax, purr, or even fall asleep during the treatment!
While you can expect to see positive benefits even after just one session, we often recommend multiple sessions for maximal outcome depending on your pet's specific needs. Pet parents frequently tell us that over time their animals need less or even no pain medication, and exhibit greater function and quality of life overall.
Wondering if Your Pet's Condition Could Be Relieved with Laser Therapy? Connect with a Veterinarian in Tucson Today
Contact the Twin Peaks Veterinary Center today at (520) 572-8300 to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian in Tucson. We're happy to answer your questions and get your beloved four-legged friend in to see us!