pet laser therapy in Livonia, MI

Pet Laser Therapy:
Alternative Pain Relief for Your Companion

Does your pet have a recent or long-standing condition that is causing them pain? Do they have a wound that is not healing correctly? At Levan Road Veterinary Hospital, we can provide laser therapy as a supplement to oral and topical medications or as a sole treatment option. Laser therapy does not elicit the side effects that some conventional drugs do, especially when the drugs are used long-term. Laser therapy is an alternative for our patients in and around Livonia to improve their health and make life more comfortable for them.

Call today at (734) 464-6281 for a consultation visit with our team of specialists.

What Are the Benefits?

Laser therapy’s most notable benefits include:

  • Reducing pain
  • Increasing blood circulation
  • Reducing tissue inflammation, muscle spasms, and stiffness
  • Faster healing
  • Enhanced cellular function

How Can a Laser Do All of This?

Low-level laser light can safely penetrate the soft tissues and go deep into the muscle to treat affected areas. When treatment is applied, the light energy interacts with the tissues to increase metabolic activity within the cells, improving the transfer of nutrients and increasing cellular energy production. This entire process results in various effects that benefit your pet.

What Can Laser Therapy Treat?

Laser therapy can help pets with a multitude of conditions, such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Abscesses and other infections
  • Gingivitis, stomatitis, and dental disease
  • Acute and chronic otitis
  • Hematomas
  • Hot spots and lick granulomas
  • Degenerative disc and joint disease
  • Tissue injuries and surgical sites

Because laser therapy increases blood flow to affected areas, we cannot recommend it for pets with cancerous or potentially cancerous tumors.

vet tech laser therapy with dog patient
dog wearing laser therapy goggles

What to Expect for Your Pet’s Treatment

To decide whether laser therapy is right for your pet, you need to meet with your veterinarian for an evaluation. By assessing your pet’s health history and current condition, we can build a treatment plan around their needs to achieve the best results.

Each laser therapy treatment takes between 10-15 minutes, though this can vary if your pet has multiple areas that need treating. The procedure itself is completely painless and generates a relaxing warmth that your pet will likely enjoy.

Why You Should Consider Laser Therapy

Pets that do not tolerate medication well or refuse to take medication altogether may respond well to laser therapy treatment. Side effects are virtually nonexistent, and if laser therapy alone isn’t enough, we can also try acupuncture or one of our other holistic therapies. Request an appointment with us by calling (734) 464-6281 and we’ll be happy to discuss your pet’s healing options with you in more detail.

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