Laser therapy is a process in veterinary medicine that uses specialized lasers to treat pain and assist animals in recovery. The lasers that we use at Quivira Crossing Veterinary Clinic are top-of-the-line and safe for regular use. Countless pets who have visited our practice have made great strides using laser therapy in order to alleviate pain and discomfort and to recover quickly after going through an intensive procedure. Just a few laser treatments can provide tremendous benefits for your pet that cannot be obtained in any other way.
Our experts may decide to use laser therapy in just some of the following situations:
- Treating injuries
- Treating pain
- Other medical conditions
- Pets who cannot receive other types of pain management
Unlike surgery, laser therapy involves no cutting or incisions. The process works to stimulate the cells in order to encourage healing and reduce any pain or discomfort that they may be experiencing. Laser therapy can be very effective in bringing blood to a damaged area to promote healing, and it can cause the release of endorphins to help your pet feel more comfortable during the recovery process. Laser therapy can also be an excellent alternative to traditional pain medication, as pain medication may cause other issues for your pet.
Many pet owners see noticeable signs of improvement after just one treatment. In most cases, just a few treatments are needed for a pet to recover from the condition they were experiencing; however, the number of treatments can vary depending on the condition and its severity. Our experts will be able to conduct a full evaluation of your pet’s issues and provide an estimation of how many laser treatments will be needed in order to achieve the desired results.
Many laser therapy sessions can be completed in approximately four to eight minutes depending on the size and severity of the injury. During treatment, we will protect your pet’s eyes with special eyewear that will prevent the laser from affecting their vision. You or our caring staff can hold your pet while they receive treatment in order to help them remain as calm and comfortable as possible during the process. Most pets have little to no problem receiving laser therapy, and the entire procedure is typically very easy and stress-free. After just a few treatments, you should notice an improvement in your pet’s condition, and they will enjoy a greater quality of life.
Just a few laser therapy sessions can provide major benefits for your pet. A simple evaluation is all that is needed to determine if laser therapy is right for your pet. Please call us at (913) 647-4141 to schedule an appointment.