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Laser Therapy

Companion Therapy Laser

Laser

The beneficial effects of laser light on tissue were first recognized almost forty years ago. Since then, there have been thousands of studies documenting the positive effects laser light has on different types of cells, tissue, and disorders.

The Companion therapy laser system sends photons, or packets of light energy, deep into tissue without damaging it. These photons are absorbed within the mitochondria (The “power house” of the cell) and induce a chemical change called “photo-bio-modulation”. This light energy then inspires production of ATP in the cell. ATP is the fuel, or energy, cells need for repair and rejuvenation. Cells that are impaired or injured do not make this fuel at an optimal rate. Increased ATP production leads to healthier cells, healthier tissue, and healthier animals enabling faster healing of wounds and an alternative method to treat inflammation from chronic conditions like arthritis.

The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive handpiece directed by the nurse to treat the affected area. Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warmth. As the laser is administered, many pets will relax, much like you would experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate.

There are many uses and indications for laser therapy. We recommend it for a wide range of therapies. Some conditions may only require one or two treatments, all the way to your more chronic conditions which can be long term treatments.
Acute Conditions such as wounds, cuts, bites, sprains, strains and fractures. We also use it often for post surgical treatment of incisions.

Chronic conditions are also treated with great success. These chronic conditions include chronic skin issues from allergies and infections.

Laser Dog

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any further questions or concerns as we are really proud to be able to offer this service and treatment modality to our patients.

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Our General Hours

Monday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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