Laser therapy for pets
What is medical laser therapy?
Medical laser therapy is a non-invasive, drug free way to reduce pain, reduce inflammation and decrease healing time in pets.
Through a noninvasive hand piece, laser therapy delivers laser light to treat an affected area. Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warmth during the process. Most treatments only take a matter of minutes.
Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Every patient’s treatments will vary in time, complexity and cost. Most treatments take under 5 minutes per site. The number of treatments and how frequent will vary based on each patient and condition.
How can laser therapy help will all of these conditions?
Because laser therapy accelerates tissue repair and cell growth by increasing the energy available to the cells, they can take on nutrients and get rid of waste products more quickly and efficiently. Cells that are injured, diseased or otherwise impaired, can not do this efficiently, if at all.
How safe is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is very safe! No fur needs to be clipped, there is no risk of burns, the only requirement is that pets and humans who are within a 6 foot radius of the laser unit must wear special eye protection while treatments are in process.
Laser therapy can be used in conjunction with the medications that your pet may already be on without any side effects.
Can laser therapy help your pet?
Are you curious if laser therapy might help our dog or cat? Call us to schedule an appointment and we can assess your pet and determine if laser therapy is appropriate for their medical needs and if so, create a treatment protocol. Please call or email our office to speak with one of our certified medical laser therapists, Katrina or Jessica, 802-365-9362 or thevalleyvet [at] svcable [dot] net
- Tooth extraction site pain relief
- Post-surgical healing and pain relief
- Degenerative joint disease
- Lick granulomas
- Hip dysplasia
- Feline acne
- Hot spots
- And more!
What our clients are saying about laser therapy…
<— Video is of Wilson, a three-legged dog who was very unstable before starting laser therapy with us. Now he runs easily across the stream, no problem!
“Gypsy is a 12 yr old pure bred German Sheperd. Her childhood was pretty normal, being pampered by her human parents, until that fateful day, when she was 3 years old, she tore her ACL while playing frisbee. We immediately took her to the vet for surgery and were told that the scar tissue will affect her leg when she got older. That, on top of a history of hip dysplasia in Sherperds, meant her later years were going to be painful. Of course we opted for the surgery and things went well and she healed up nicely.
“When she turned 10 years old we started noticing hesitation going up stairs, stiffness at night after laying down for awhile, and tenderness in her hips. At 11 years we had to put her bed downstairs as the stairs were such a problem. She started living a very sedentary life and started to gain weight, only adding to the problem! Beginning in early 2015, we put her on a diet (she’s lost 10#) and in August she started her laser therapy.
“Right away we saw small changes, but thought that might only be wishful thinking, however, after 3 weeks the change was dramatic! She started to play with her toys, started getting up more when she hears something, and yesterday, when I was cleaning a room upstairs, I turned around and she was standing there! She hasn’t been upstairs in over a year!
“Right now Gypsy is getting treatments once a week and we will continue that for a while. My wife and I both agree that there has been a dramatic change since starting the therapy and are very glad that we chose this route.
“On a side note, about the therapy, West River Valley Vet is the first vet that Gypsy will get out of the car and walk in without a fight which leads me to believe that the treatments are not only painless, but that she likes them and somehow knows that it helps.
“I would also like to thank you for keeping the fee affordable as this is a long term treatment (we hope!) and Gypsy is worth every penny to us! Lest we forget the vet techs, whose unending commitment to the care of our babies, make it all possible!
“Thank you all once again!!”
– Mark, Pam and Gypsy Peterson, Jacksonville, VT