What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is a therapeutic option to treat a variety of medical conditions. Lasers are simply beams of light that travel at a certain frequency allowing the laser to generate heat and penetrate tissue. Cold lasers use light to stimulate cells at the surface of the skin and increase circulation and cell growth and increase the pet’s blood circulation. If your pet is responding well to treatments, there is a chance that some medications (including pain medications), may no longer be needed.

Laser therapy can effectively reduce pain and inflammation associated with a handful of acute and chronic conditions. Some examples include:

  • Infections
  • Dental Procedures
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Post-surgical
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Fractures
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Dental Procedures
  • Hot Spots/Open Wounds
  • Lick Granuloma

At Centennial Hills Animal Hospital our staff is excited to offer this drug free, non-invasive, surgery free treatment as another continuation to our services. Contact us today to schedule your pet’s consultation (702) 655-0241.

What should I expect?

When your pet is taken back for their laser treatment, the first thing they get to do is put on their protective eyewear. Much like goggles, these are worn throughout the treatment to eliminate the risk of laser damage to the eyes.

Your pet will be accompanied by one of our technicians who will hold the laser wand over the affected area. The length of time can range from 3-10 minutes (per affected area). Pets generally feel immediate relief of pain and on some occasions, some dogs nap during their laser therapy sessions

“We have been happy with every service received here, from routine rabies shots to emergency surgery.”