Laser Therapy for Pets – The Fear Free Way

By March 15, 2019Blog

By: Staff Member Leanne S.

Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment option to manage inflammatory conditions. By reducing inflammation we can decrease pain in our pets. When used post-operatively it can decrease recovery time by promoting healing. Laser therapy is scientifically proven to be successful in both acute and chronic conditions.

10 Benefits to Laser Therapy:


Relieves Pain: Stimulates endorphins, pain relief deep in the tissue stabilizes nerve cells.


Reduces Inflammation: Increases circulation to the smallest blood vessels, this is called microcirculation.


Accelerates Tissue Repair and Cell Growth: Activates all cell types to repair tissues, stimulates regeneration of the nerves, and stimulates remodeling of scar tissue.


Improves Circulation: Stimulates the reabsorption of hematomas.


Increases Cellular Metabolic Activity: Increased production of cellular enzymes.


Reduces fibrous tissue formation: Quicker healing means decreased formation of scar tissue.


Improves Nerve Function: Increases and normalizes the nerve fibers during transmission of laser therapy.


Accelerates Wound Healing: Repairs the damaged tissue using a noninvasive handpiece to treat the affected area.


Stimulates Immunoregulation: Cells of the immune system that function as antibodies.


Stimulates Acupuncture and Trigger Points: Relief of pain within trigger points in just a few seconds.

When you and your pet arrive for a laser therapy appointment you will be directed into an exam room. We will have a soft blanket, non-slip mat, and pheromones ready to ensure the experience is both comfortable and relaxing for your pet. We invite you to be present during the laser session and ask questions throughout the procedure. We have a variety of treats to pick from so your pet is distracted during the treatment.

We will ask both you and your pet to wear protective Goggles during laser treatment. If the goggles are too stressful for your pet there many alternative ways to block their eyes without increasing fear, anxiety, and stress.

FUN FACT: Peanut butter or cream cheese filled KONG® toys work great because pets have to spend some time working to get the treats out. You can find a variety of sizes, colors, and treats at most pet supply stores or right here in CoastView’s own online store.

Once the laser is started your pet instantly feels a gentle and soothing warmth that helps relax their muscles encouraging blood flow. Treatment time typically lasts only a few minutes. Subsequent treatments are scheduled based on the Doctor’s recommendations and the condition that is being treated. We ask that you consider this modality as a means of improving your pet’s quality of life.

If you’d like more information, please feel free to give us a call, send an email, or comment below. In addition, we’ve also put together a Laser Therapy for Pets FAQ page with several before-and-after videos.

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