Laser Therapy & Pain Management:
Speeding Recovery & Restoring Pet Mobility
All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care has witnessed excellent recovery and pain reduction through the use of our noninvasive, painless, advanced laser therapy technology. The light energy from the laser encourages cell division, which speeds healing in cases where wounds, incisions, or illnesses have disrupted the body’s normal functioning.
Laser therapy was developed in Europe and used as a means of relieving pain and improving healing in sports medicine. The completely noninvasive technology requires no anesthetic and the pets do not feel anything throughout the procedure.
All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care uses laser therapy to speed recovery in situations such as:
- Acute trauma
- Post-operative recovery
Restored mobility in pets that have been suffering from arthritis is one of the most exciting uses of this technology. Pets who came to us in much discomfort and having significant difficulties moving experienced dramatic improvements after just a few treatments. Many pets’ lives have been extended and quality of life improved as a result of participating in laser therapy treatments.
Laser therapy is noninvasive, painless, does not take a long time to complete, and can be done on an outpatient basis. If you believe our laser therapy technology could be of benefit to your pet, please feel welcomed to contact one of our technicians or veterinarians with your questions.
At All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care, your pet’s comfort is of utmost importance. Our veterinarians have participated in advanced continuing education courses on pain management and are well versed on the latest best practices in veterinary medicine.
As part of every veterinary exam, our doctors assess the pet’s pain status. Including pain status in the regular evaluation process helps our patients to receive care surrounding pain management that will allow their bodies to fully relax and focus energy on healing and recovery.
In addition to using medical pain reduction practices, All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care utilizes nonpharmaceutical and noninvasive pain management options, such as:
On top of giving a pet additional enjoyable attention, pet massages release muscle tension, stiffness, and soreness, causing increased mobility and blood flow for the pet.
Use of heat can reduce inflammation and increase blood flow to areas needing healing. The added comfort can also allow pets to relax and allow nervous energy to be diverted to the healing process.
When pets are in too much discomfort to exercise, their muscles can become weaker, creating a vicious circle of pain leading to less mobility, leading to less ability, and so on. Our water treadmill allows pets to continue to exercise without bearing full weight on sore joints and muscles.
Pet physical therapy
Many exercises can be used therapeutically to ease pain and increase mobility and strength.
Laser therapy promotes healing and reduces inflammation and pain by encouraging cell growth.
The veterinarians at All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care can refer pets to acupuncture services, which have proven helpful to some pets.
Knowing a pet’s pain status can help prevent a condition from becoming worse, as pets who are uncomfortable may stop eating or moving. The veterinarians at All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care work with pet owners to teach them how to evaluate their pets’ pain status. If you have questions about managing or recognizing the pain status of your beloved pet, please do not hesitate to contact us.