Seeing your pet in pain can be heartbreaking and leave you feeling helpless. We understand that sometimes your best option is alternative medicine, and we have methods that can help! Like people, as pets age, they’re more likely to develop health conditions that can cause pain and discomfort. And, while pain medications can provide some temporary relief, they can also cause a number of side effects. 

We proudly offer laser therapy for pets in the Los Gatos area! Laser Therapy is an FDA-cleared modality that reduces inflammation, and that results in pain reduction. Laser Therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and postoperative pain. Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast. Treatments to deeper tissues are administered in 5 to 10 minutes. Typically, even chronic patients exhibit improvement after 3 to 5 treatment sessions. Laser therapy utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment. Therapy lasers are the most popular among veterinarians. Laser therapy is a clinically proven modality in both human and veterinary medicine.

How does it work?

Therapy lasers use light energy to open the blood vessels and activate the lymphatic drainage system to reduce inflammation and pain and promote healing. Laser therapy promotes tissue healing by releasing endorphins, increasing blood flow to tissues, activating cells needed for tissue repair, and increasing cell division. It can be beneficial for a number of conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Sprains and strains
  • Surgical incisions
  • Fractures
  • Wounds
  • Dental procedures
  • Infections
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Anal gland impaction

Interested? Please do not hesitate to call us today to discuss treatment options.

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