Advancements in veterinary medical care include modern laser treatments. Since 2009, Lazy 5 Vets has offered k-laser therapy for our patients. This cold laser therapy is a painless, drug free, and surgery free therapy option providing advanced pain relief for both dogs and cats. This type of therapeutic treatment can help relieve pain, fight inflammation, reduce swelling, increase range of motion, and stimulate wound healing.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970’s and was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002. Class IV K-Lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. These positive effects include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain, and enhanced tissue repair.
Benefits of K-Laser Therapy
The painless application of laser energy promotes increased circulation by drawing oxygen and nutrients to the affected area on an animal’s body. This creates an optimal healing environment reducing inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, pain is relieved and function is restored.
What to Expect During K-Laser Therapy?
During K-Laser Therapy, there is no patient sedation or restraint required, and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to pets. Laser therapy treatments are cumulative in nature. The length and frequency of treatments varies with your pet’s condition. In most cases, improvement may be seen after the first visit, though most patients require several treatments for greatest benefit. Most sites require 3 to 8 minutes per treatment.
K-Laser Therapy Can Treat:
Ligament Sprains & Strains
Edema & Congestion
Post-Orthopedic Surgery Recovery
Soft Tissue Surgical Recovery Hip Dyspepsia
Anal Gland Conditions
Laser Therapy Testimonials
“Pete started showing symptoms of arthritis and pain around the age of two. After scans, we discovered both hips and knees were in bad shape. By age four, he was no longer able to keep up with our other two labs. Our playful, loving dog had turned into a grumpy, lifeless dog. After treatments with K-Laser at Lazy 5, Pete slowly started going on longer walks, feeling good enough to swim again, and this progressed into running around with our other dogs on the farm. Now, Pete’s quality of life has improved 100% from where we were one year ago. I recommend K-Laser to anyone with an animal experiencing joint pain or limited mobility!” – Crystal Seagraves
The image below shows a laceration repair and how quickly a severe wound can heal and recover with laser therapy.”
To speak with our staff about how laser therapy might help your pet, simply contact us today.