At Veterinary Associates, our experienced team of vets uses cold laser therapy treatment as a non-invasive treatment option for addressing painful inflammatory conditions in both cats and dogs in the Grenada area.

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What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold laser therapy for cats and dogs uses low-intensity lasers or light-emitting diodes to alleviate pain, improve and stimulate cell function and quicken your pet's natural healing processes.  

A number of conditions, including joint and muscles pain, muscle spasms, arthritis symptoms and more have been shown to improve after treatment with laser therapy.

Because there are no medications involved in these therapeutic treatments, cold laser therapy can be used in conjunction with prescription medications and supplements as part of your pet's overall treatment plan without the risk of drug interactions.

Cold Laser Therapy, Grenada Veterinarians

The Veterinary Cold Laser Therapy Treatment Process

Cold laser therapy involves the movement of a handheld laser wand back a forth over an area of your pet's body that is being injured or is causing them health problems. 

The area being treated will feel pleasant and warm to your pet, and it will likely be relaxing. Our veterinary hospital's cold laser therapy sessions last about 20 minutes.

Each treatment is tailored to your pet's individual needs.

How Veterinary Cold Laser Works

Depending on the specific health issues that are being treated, a veterinary professional will concentrate light over a pet's affected tissues for periods of time from 8 minutes to half an hour during a given treatment session.

In a process known as photo biotherapy, laser therapy stimulates cells by emitting light. Phototherapy improves cell strength by promoting cell metabolism and protein synthesis.

It stimulates cells, which reduces pain signals to nerves, improves blood circulation, and releases endorphins.

Uses for Cold Laser Therapy

Laser therapy promotes cell regeneration and circulation, making it beneficial for the following conditions and procedures:

  • Wounds
  • Bone Fractures
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inflammation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lick Granuloma
  • Dental Procedures
  • Post-Surgical Recovery

How Cold Laser Therapy Feels

During laser treatment for dogs or cats, they will only feel a slight tingling around the treated area. Your pet will feel less inhibited by their ailment after each therapy session.

It's important to remember that each pet's treatment plan will have to be unique and tailored to their specific needs. While some pets will experience relief after only three sessions, others may require weekly sessions until their condition improves.

When you choose laser therapy as your pet's treatment method, the veterinarian will discuss a regimen that will benefit your pet the most.

Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy

  • Increases wound healing
  • Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
  • Reduces inflammation and associated pain
  • Enhances neovascularization
  • Increases blood perfusion
  • Reduces edema (swelling)
  • Encourages bone healing

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