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Over the past several decades, great strides have been made with regards to how we treat and manage various medical conditions in pets, such as arthritis and chronic pain. One such advancement has been the use of the therapeutic laser. This innovative technology uses a high intensity beam of light to instantly and painlessly target areas of the body that are experiencing pain, have suffered some type of trauma or require healing. Ingersoll Animal Hospital is pleased to offer laser therapy as an additional option for managing your pet’s ongoing good health.

How does laser therapy work?

At Ingersoll Animal Hospital we use the Companion Therapy Laser to treat incisions and surgery sites along with many other ailments, injuries and medical conditions. Laser therapy is the only course of treatment that actually stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in increased circulation from the body, an anti-inflammatory reaction, relief from pain and an acceleration of the healing process.

What will laser therapy do for my pet?

Laser therapy is highly effective in reducing pain and inflammation, improving flexibility and mobility, and speeding up the healing process following surgery or injury. It is completely non-invasive and requires no medication, yet the results are quite often described as profound.

Laser therapy can be used to treat and/or manage any of the following conditions in companion animals:

  • Acute or chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sprains or strains
  • Injuries to the muscles, tendons or ligaments
  • Back pain
  • Joint problems
  • Post-surgical wound healing and rehabilitation
  • Dermatological problems
  • Dental conditions
  • Much more…

How many treatments will my pet need and what will it cost?

Just as every pet is unique, the number, frequency and subsequent cost of laser treatments will vary from patient to patient. Once the vet has had the opportunity to thoroughly evaluate your pet, you will be provided with a customized treatment plan that will include information about the number of recommended sessions along with the costs associated with the proposed plan.

If your pet suffers from any of the above conditions, was recently injured or has undergone a surgical procedure, we encourage you to give us a call today to find out if laser therapy could provide the healing and relief he or she deserves.