For decades now, physicians practicing human medicine have been turning to laser therapy as a way to treat pain and manage a wide variety of medical conditions. Now, this same innovative treatment option can also be used in the care of our animal companions. At Moore Animal Hospital, we are pleased to offer laser therapy because this allows our clients to provide the most comprehensive care to their cherished animal family members.

What is laser therapy?

The therapeutic laser involves the use of a small handheld device that emits an intense beam of light. The light, or laser, targets certain areas of the body, both internally and externally, that may be experiencing pain or require healing. It is painless, drug-free and non-invasive, yet it has been proven to be highly effective in reducing pain and inflammation, improving mobility and speeding the healing process following surgery or injury.

What can laser therapy be used to treat?

It seems as though new uses for the therapeutic laser are being discovered almost daily. As of now, we are able to use this technology to treat and manage a wide variety of ailments, including but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disk Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Joint Disease and Pain
  • Muscle and Ligament Pain
  • Strains/Sprains
  • Skin Disorders
  • Dental Problems
  • Infections
  • Pain Management
  • Wound Healing (Trauma or Post-Operative)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Fracture Repair
  • Much More…

How many treatments will my pet need?

The positive effects of laser therapy can often be seen after just one session, however, the number and frequency of treatments required to achieve optimum results will depend on your pet’s unique situation. Once our doctors have had the opportunity to evaluate your companion’s specific condition and its severity, you will be provided with a customized treatment plan recommendation.

If your pet suffers from any of the above conditions, or you suspect he or she is experiencing any type of pain, give us a call today to find out if laser therapy could help.