Is Pet K-Laser Therapy an Option for Your Dog or Cat?
Did you know that Shadow Creek Veterinary Clinic uses Pet K-Laser Therapy to relieve a multitude of symptoms in your favorite furry friend? K-Laser Therapy can be used as a drug-free alternative to help the following:
- Treat pain from arthritis and tendonitis
- Fight inflammation
- Reduce nerve pain and improve mobility
- Promote healing and reduce scarring from wounds
- Surgical pain and healing
- Dental extractions
- Various infections such as ear, anal gland, skin
What is K-Laser Therapy?
K-Laser Therapy “is an FDA cleared therapeutic treatment that manages pain and inflammation while accelerating tissue regeneration. Laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain.” Specific wavelengths of light are utilized to create therapeutic effects. In addition to the above benefits, a big advantage of Pet K-Laser Therapy is reducing discomfort in dogs and cats suffering from conditions that limit the use of medications, such as some heart, kidney, and liver diseases. K-Laser Therapy also complements other treatments and can be paired with other pain management techniques.
What to Expect During Pet K-Laser Treatment
The Pet K-Laser Treatment is non-invasive and can be completed in an easy office visit. First, schedule your appointment with one of the veterinarians at Shadow Creek Veterinary Clinic for a complete physical exam and evaluation. Next, a treatment protocol, outlining the number of laser treatments and the duration of each treatment will be formulated. During the treatment, everyone in the room—veterinarian and/or technician, and pet owner, if present, will wear eye protection. The laser wand is then moved over the area to let the laser do its magic over the affected area. This generally takes about 5-10 minutes. There is no discomfort to the dog or cat. Afterwards, it is always practical to monitor your pet for any symptoms, and contact us with any concerns.
Contact Shadow Creek Veterinary Clinic at 713-436-3848 to see how K-Laser may benefit your pet.
This information is not a substitute for professional veterinary medical advice. Prior to starting any new treatment or questions regarding an animal’s medical condition, always seek the advice of your veterinarian.