Laser Therapy and Pets

Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy Pet

Many professional sports teams using laser therapy on their athletes and the beneficial effects on tissue were first recognized almost forty years ago. Since then, there have been thousands of studies documenting the positive effects laser light has on different types of cells, tissue, and disorders.

Ellerslie Vets are pleased to now offer your pets the state-of-the-art care for reducing pain and inflammation and aiding in healing a variety of conditions. In cooperation with Total Physio, Ellerslie Vets does this with the newest technology — mobile laser therapy — and we can offer this service with a Class IV deep-tissue laser. This technology gives us a pain-free, non-invasive, drug-free and surgery-free alternative to healing and pain relief for your loved ones. The therapy can also be used along with medication and alternative treatment method to enhance healing results.

Laser therapy has been scientifically proven to be successful in reducing pain and inflammation in acute conditions such as wounds, infections, inflammation, post-dental extraction pain relief, pain from sprains and strains, dermatological conditions and post- surgical healing and pain relief. Laser therapy is also well suited for chronic conditions such as arthritis (degenerative joint disease), inflammatory bowel disease, gum disease, hip dysplasia, tendonitis, feline acne and geriatric care.

The Class IV deep tissue laser uses a simple, warm beam of light to penetrate tissue without cutting or damaging the skin or tissues in any way. The laser energy induces a biological response in cells called “photo-bio-modulation,” which results in reduced pain, reduced inflammation and faster healing speed.

You are very welcome to stay with us while your pet is receiving therapy. The portable machine delivers laser light through a noninvasive, hand piece which is gently massaged over the problem area. Your pet feels a gentle, warm sensation which is so soothing that many pets have fallen asleep during their therapy!

When one of our Vets determines that your pet is a candidate for laser therapy, a treatment schedule will be set up. Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and their condition, and it depends on the condition being treated, the size of the area and the size of the animal.

There can be immediate relief after the initial treatments, but the full, cumulative benefit which in many cases shows dramatic results may require several weeks of therapy for chronic conditions such as arthritis.

Call us to make an appointment or contact us at office@ellerslieveterinaryclinic.nz so we can look after your furry friend. Or contact Total Physio (www.totalphysio.co.nz) Becky or Vicky.