Advanced Pain Management: Cat and Dog Laser Therapy in Acton, MA

At Acton Animal Hospital, we offer a pioneering approach to pain relief with our cat and dog laser therapy. This state-of-the-art method employs a therapeutic laser that projects a powerful, but gentle blend of red and infrared light directly into the pet's affected areas. This light is absorbed by the skin and muscle tissues, facilitating a non-invasive treatment process that effectively addresses various ailments, from injuries to infections.

Our patients can see significant benefits from this treatment, which leverages light energy in a nearly touch-free manner to alleviate pain, reduce swelling, and promote tissue healing. We often integrate laser therapy with other treatments, including medications and alternative therapies, to achieve optimal results.

Find out how laser therapy can benefit your pet. Contact us at (978) 263-7477 or schedule your appointment online. 

The Healing Power of Our Laser Technology

You may wonder how simple light can facilitate healing. The process begins when the body's tissues absorb the laser light, prompting an increase in cellular activity that enhances regeneration. This boosts blood circulation, fosters cell renewal, and triggers the release of endorphins to mitigate pain. All these contribute to accelerated healing and effective pain management.

As the therapy involves only light exposure, pets experience no pain during the sessions—often, they only feel a soothing warmth. The precise application of the laser ensures a comfortable and safe treatment for your pet.

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Duration and Frequency of Laser Therapy Sessions

Typically, a session of cat and dog laser therapy at Acton Animal Hospital lasts between 5 to 10 minutes. Most pets start to show noticeable improvements after just 3 to 5 sessions. The pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects can last for up to 24 hours post-treatment, with benefits increasing over time. For pets with chronic issues, ongoing treatments might be spaced further apart as their condition improves.

Safety and Side Effects of Laser Therapy

The safety of our therapeutic laser treatment is a primary advantage, offering healing without the risks of side effects. Our experienced veterinary team is adept at adjusting the laser settings to suit each pet’s specific needs, ensuring optimal and safe outcomes. This makes our therapeutic laser a dependable component of our comprehensive treatment toolkit.

Conditions Treatable with Laser Therapy at Acton Animal Hospital

Laser therapy is versatile and capable of treating a wide array of conditions. Here are some common issues that respond well to laser therapy:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Ear infections
  • Gingivitis

If you're wondering whether cat and dog laser therapy could be suitable for your pet's condition, reach out to us at (978) 263-7477.