Pet laser therapy is a procedure that works to reduce pain and inflammation throughout your pet’s body. Acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain can all be managed through pet laser therapy. At Animal Hospital of West Nashville, we have been sharing the benefits of pet laser therapy with West Nashville residents for many years.
Conditions Treated via Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is primarily used to treat the following conditions:
- Chronic and acute injuries
- Strained or sprained muscles
- Joint pain
- Spinal disc swelling
- Nerve damage
- Musculoskeletal issues
When is Laser Therapy a Good Idea?
Laser therapy is a perfect option for dogs because it is a low-stress form of treatment. Many dogs find it enjoyable and relaxing. Dogs can either lie down or stand up during the procedure. A family member may also choose to hold the dog. The procedure usually lasts for between ten and twenty minutes. The extent of laser therapy depends on the severity of your pet’s condition. The best part about this procedure is that no sedation or shaving is required. Dogs will usually feel better immediately after the treatment is over. The procedure is also known to release endorphins which result in dogs forming positive associations with their future laser treatments.
Side Effects & Recovery
Another benefit of laser therapy for your dog is that there are no known adverse side effects. Your dog will not even need any time to recover. Most dogs will show signs of a decrease in discomfort and pain, and an increase in activity and mobility just after one or two treatments, although it can take several sessions for the full range of benefits to present themselves.
Contact Our Veterinary Professionals for Pet Laser Therapy in West Nashville
If you are searching for a veterinary clinic and are interested in having laser therapy performed on your dog, contact Animal Hospital of West Nashville today by calling (615) 356-8993.