At Palomar Animal Hospital, our goal has always been to remain on top of all the latest advancements in veterinary medicine. This allows us to consistently offer our clients as many options as possible in caring for their cherished pets. To that end, we are pleased to offer laser therapy as an additional treatment method for managing a number of ailments and medical conditions that pets can suffer from. The more choices you have, the better the chances of your loved one enjoying a long, happy and healthy life by your side.

What is laser therapy?

The therapeutic laser is a compact, handheld device which emits a high-intensity beam of light – or laser. The laser is directed to various areas of the body that may be experiencing pain and triggers a natural response within the targeted tissue. Laser therapy has been proven to be highly effective in reducing pain and inflammation, improving mobility and speeding the healing process following surgery or injury.

Does laser therapy hurt?

Not at all! To the contrary, laser therapy is completely painless, drug-free and non-invasive, making it a very favorable treatment option for many pet parents. The process is fast and simple, and most animals find it incredibly relaxing. Some have even been known to enjoy a nice snooze during a laser therapy session!

What can laser therapy be used to treat?

The therapeutic laser is highly effective in treating and managing a wide variety of ailments in pets, including but not limited to:

  • Chronic or Acute Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Sprains or Strains
  • Injuries to the Muscles, Joints or Ligaments
  • Rehabilitation
  • Wound Healing Following Injury or Surgery
  • Dental Problems
  • Skin Disorders
  • Much More…

How many treatments will my pet need?

While the positive results from laser therapy can often be seen after just one session, the number and frequency of treatments your pet will require to achieve optimum results will vary based on a number of unique factors. Our experienced doctors can provide you with a customized treatment plan once your pet has been adequately evaluated.

If your pet suffers from any of the above conditions, or you suspect he or she is experiencing some type of pain, we invite you to start a conversation today to find out if this innovative technology could provide your loved one with the relief he or she deserves.