Laser Therapy at Cheyenne Veterinary Wellness & Surgery Center
Pets that have a painful condition or wounds that aren't healing properly can benefit from laser therapy. This is a pain-free and drug-free technique that uses low-level lasers to enhance healing and treat various types of health problems. At Cheyenne Veterinary Wellness & Surgery Center in Pittsburgh, we offer laser therapy for healing and pain relief. Our veterinarian can assess your pet's current health and determine if laser therapy is right for him or her.
What Is Laser Therapy for Pets?
Laser therapy has been used in human medicine for many years. Research has found that laser energy, when set to a very low frequency, can help to heal tissues deep within the body in a process called "photobiomodulation." In this process, the light stimulates body processes to produce essential natural chemicals that help to relieve pain and heal damaged tissue. This same technology is now used in veterinary medicine to help animals recover from accidents and various health-related issues.
What Conditions Can Laser Therapy Treat?
Laser therapy can be used for a number of pet problems. The technology can help to relieve post-surgery pain and promote the body's natural healing process. Laser therapy can also be used to facilitate healing in wounds from accidents or other injuries. It can help to reduce pain from arthritis. Laser therapy can also be used to aid nerve problems in animals. It can help boost immune system function. We also use laser therapy to heal troublesome skin conditions that don't respond fully to traditional methods.
How Is Laser Therapy Performed?
Laser therapy is done in our vet's office on a table or sometimes on a blanket on the floor. Generally, no sedation of the animal is necessary. During a session, the vet passes a hand-held device over the surface of the body where treatment is needed. The animal feels no pain or discomfort from the therapy. Sessions last a few minutes to one-half hour. After the session, your pet can continue its usual activities.
Make Cheyenne Veterinary Wellness & Surgery Center Your Vet in Pittsburgh, PA
Our veterinary team at Cheyenne Veterinary Wellness & Surgery Center utilizes their years of experience and state-of-the-art equipment to help pets in Pittsburgh maintain optimal health at any stage of life. We provide many vet services, including parasite prevention, vaccinations, surgery, dental care, lab services, pharmacy services, and more. Contact Cheyenne Veterinary Wellness & Surgery Center today at (412) 884-3162 for an appointment to learn how laser therapy can help your pet.