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Cold Laser therapy is a pain-free, non-invasive, drug-free and surgery-free treatment that is used to treat a myriad of conditions. Cold laser therapy is also used with other treatments to improve their overall effectiveness. For dogs, laser treatment uses a deep and powerful penetrating laser to encourage photobiostimulation, a series of chemical reactions in its body. Through this therapy, there will be pain relief as endorphins get released. Also, it will stimulate the injured cells, allowing healing to take place at a faster pace.Although canines see improvement after the first visit, the frequency and length of cold laser therapy depend on the condition of the canines. Each additional cold laser therapy will improve the overall health of canines.What conditions can cold laser therapy treat?
Cold laser therapy can treat the following conditions in canines:
- Back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Ear infections
- Hip dysplasia/Arthritis
- Infections in the anal gland
- Open wounds and hot spots
- Tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries
- Soft tissue and post-surgical trauma
When canines are experiencing discomfort or pain, they will have the following symptoms:
Cold laser therapy for pain relief and recovery from surgery or injury
- Abnormal lying or sitting posture
- Finding it hard to lie down or get up
- Groaning and whining
- No appetite
- Unable to wag tail
Cold laser therapy is a great way to alleviate any pain canines may be experiencing. The laser causes Ovasodilation, that is the blood vessels open up and activate the lymphatic drainage system, allowing the swollen areas to drain. As a result of this, the swelling will come down, which will reduce the pain. The nerve cells that are responsible for blocking pain signals will get stimulated, decreasing nerve sensitivity. Laser therapy also stimulates the production of endorphins, which will further reduce the pain.Cold laser therapy also helps the canines to recover faster from surgeries and injuries. As the laser works on the affected or injured areas, it speeds the healing process. As a result, the tissues and muscles strengthen and mobility increases, ultimately improving the overall life of canines.What will happen during cold laser therapy appointment?
The lab technician will run the laser over the affected and injured areas of canines for three to ten minutes. After the session, the canines are free to go back to their respective homes.Is cold laser therapy uncomfortable or painful?
No, cold laser therapy isn’t uncomfortable or painful. In fact, dogs will find cold laser therapy quite relaxing and are capable of falling asleep during treatment.Are there any side effects?
Cold laser therapy doesn’t have any known side effects on canines. All vets consider this therapy to be effective and safe on canines.Contact your vet if you want to schedule cold laser therapy for your canine. If you have any queries, feel free to leave a comment below!