Pet Laser Therapy at Northridge Animal Medical Center
As your trusted veterinarians, our team at Northridge Animal Medical Center is here to provide your pets with the highest standard of veterinary care. We understand that nobody wants to see their pet in pain, yet many conditions (such as arthritis) can cause dogs and cats alike to suffer from extreme pain and discomfort on a daily basis. In our office, we’re happy to offer laser therapy as one of our many services to help your pet find relief from pain.
What is Laser Therapy?
Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy is a treatment used to treat pain and inflammation in pets using therapeutic wavelengths and energetic synergy. Specifically, this treatment utilizes special lasers to gently and carefully penetrate tissue several centimeters and treat symptoms without the use of more invasive treatments or surgeries. The light from this specialized laser can be adjusted to different wavelengths to relieve pain, improve blood circulation, and even release endorphins in pets.
MLS laser therapy treatments can be performed on both dogs and cats, and are generally performed in sessions of as little as 10 minutes at a time (though larger animals may require longer treatments).
Benefits of Laser Therapy for Dogs and Cats
There are a number of benefits of using laser therapy to treat various medical conditions in dogs and cats. Perhaps the greatest benefit is that the treatment sessions are non-invasive, which drastically reduces any risk of side effects or complications that would otherwise be present with surgeries and other treatments.
Furthermore, laser therapy can be extremely effective in helping pets find relief from pain, in addition to reducing inflammation and releasing “feel-good” hormones in the bloodstream that can help your pet cope with and manage various medical conditions. Laser therapy has also been found to stimulate protein synthesis and cell growth, which is ideal for healing.
Common Conditions Treated by Laser Therapy
There are many medical conditions that can be treated with MLS laser therapy, such as:
- Arthritis – Laser therapy can be used to reduce inflammation in the joints, providing relief from pain.
- Back Pain – Laser therapy can treat pain through inflammation reduction.
- Knee Pain – Most knee pain is caused by joint inflammation, so symptoms can be relieved by reducing inflammation with laser therapy.
- Hip Dysplasia – Therapy reduces pain by treating inflammation and promoting new cell growth, thus relieving hip pain.
- Torn Cruciate Ligament – Laser therapy can be used to stimulate new cell growth and promote healing.
Request an Appointment Today at Northridge Animal Medical Center to Start Your Pet’s Laser Therapy Treatment
If your pet is in pain, please don’t put off scheduling a veterinary appointment with our team so we can evaluate whether your pet is a viable candidate for laser therapy. You can reach our friendly staff at (818) 886-1216.
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