If your pet suffers from arthritis or other ailments, laser therapy may be the best solution you’ve never heard of. Our veterinary staff at Shores Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, specialize in Class IV laser therapy, a type of phototherapy that uses a beam of red infrared light to stimulate healing from inside the body.
Laser therapy is proven to accelerate healing time from injuries, decrease tissue swelling, reduce pain and increase circulation. The laser works by reducing inflammation, improving blood flow and stimulating the release of natural endorphins. With laser therapy, your pet can receive fast treatment and pain relief without using drugs or invasive procedures.
Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of symptoms, including:
Degenerative joint disease
Post-operative and wound healing
Intervertebral Disc disease
In the past, many of these conditions were treated with pain medication or anti-inflammatory drugs. However, prolonged use of these drugs have often been shown to have severe and long-lasting side effects for pets. Laser therapy offers an effective, safe alternative to treating many of these diseases, both for common and chronic conditions, particularly arthritis.
If you are interested in learning how laser therapy can be an effective pain management solution for your pet, call our offices today at Shores Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.