Our veterinarians use non-invasive cold laser therapy at Millbrook Valley Animal Hospital allowing us to treat painful inflammatory conditions in Millbrook cats and dogs.

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What is Veterinary Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold laser therapy is an innovative therapeutic treatment which has in recent years become more widely used as veterinarians have discovered the extent to which it can be beneficial in helping pets recover from illness and injury.

Our vets are passionate about offering the highest quality treatment for your beloved pet and are proud to have the ability to alleviate their pain, allowing your pet to return to their usual, healthy selves. 

A wide variety of conditions can be improved through treatment utilizing cold laser therapy. These include joint and muscle pain, muscle spasms and the symptoms of arthritis.

Cold Laser Therapy for Dogs, Veterinary Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy for dogs in Millbrook, Pet Laser Therapy

What are cold lasers?

Cold laser therapy uses a light-emitting diode (also known as an LED) or a low-intensity laser (also known as a cold laser) which can enhance and stimulate cell growth, improve healing and offer long-term pain relief for your pet.

The light emitted by a laser determines the depth of tissue it affects. The higher the wavelength (green, blue or purple coloured light), the deeper within your pet's body the laser will have the ability to penetrate. Likewise, your pet's skin will absorb the lower wavelengths of light (like red).

The Cold Laser Therapy Treatment Process

Cold laser therapy treatment involves the movement of a handheld laser wand back and forth over the part of your pet's body focusing on the areas affected by injury.

Despite the name, your pet will feel warmth throughout their treatment allowing them to stay relaxed and comfortable. Cold laser therapy sessions at our animal hospital generally last about 20 minutes.

The duration of treatment for your pet will be dependent on their unique veterinary care requirements.

Uses for Veterinary Laser Therapy

Veterinary cold laser therapy for dogs and cats can be used for a variety of therapeutic purposes and is highly effective when combined with traditional medications and other traditional veterinary treatments. 

Laser therapy promotes circulation and encourages cell regeneration which may benefit the following conditions:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lick Granuloma
  • Dental Procedures
  • Wounds
  • Bone Fractures
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Post-Surgical Recovery
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Inflammation

Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy

Therapeutic laser treatments offer a wide range of benefits to your pet. When a pet receives low-intensity laser treatment, the specific wavelengths of the light transform the physiology of their tissues and cells causing the regenerative changes that we see which can result in:

  • Reduces edema (swelling)
  • Increases wound healing
  • Enhances neovascularization
  • Increases blood perfusion
  • Encourages bone healing
  • Reduces inflammation and associated pain
  • Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism

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