Molly Emory, a 7 year old Sheltie, first came to Care First Animal Hospital in October for a sore on her left front paw that was causing her to be painful on walks. We tried traditional therapy at first, administering a corticosteroid to help with inflammation and then dispensing a topical spray and a non-steroidal …READ MORE
Veterinary Laser Therapy
For any pet that may be in need of laser therapy, we strongly recommend Peak Pet Performance (919-783-7387) to treat your pet. Peak Pet Performance has experienced staff to provide your pets with laser technology for use in clinical applications. This treatment can help with pain management, wound healing, and reducing inflammation in your pets.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical approach to many conditions. This treatment uses specific wavelengths of light on multiple parts of the body to help the body heal. Laser therapy is used to heal the body by stimulating tissue regeneration, increasing circulation and decreasing swelling. By using laser therapy, pets will have a reduction in pain while potentially shortening their healing time.
Will My Pet Benefit from Laser Therapy?
Pets with the following conditions have seen substantial benefits from continued laser therapy:
- Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease, hip dysplasia)
- Bone fractures
- Muscle/ligament/tendon injuries
- Chronic neck and back injuries
- Open wounds (abscesses, hotspots, lick granulomas)
- Post-surgical pain and incisional wound healing
- Neuromuscular disease
Will My Pet Feel Discomfort from Laser Therapy?
Other than potentially feeling a little bit of warmth on or near the treatment area, your pet will not feel any pain from the laser.
If you are interested in learning more about veterinary laser therapy, or want to schedule an appointment, contact our Glenwood location (919-783-7387).