Providing Soothing Pain Relief for Dogs and Cats with Laser Therapy in Kenosha, WI

Medication isn’t the only way we can treat pain in pets in Kenosha, WI. Whether it’s acute pain from an injury or surgery, or chronic back pain or joint pain, we may be able to recommend laser therapy as an option to provide pain relief to dogs and cats. Pet laser therapy is non-invasive, drug-free, and completely safe--there are no known side effects to this treatment. What’s more, it can be used in conjunction with medication and other therapies to yield the best outcome for your pet.

Pain doesn’t just cause discomfort in dogs and cats; it can significantly lower their quality of life, too. Help your pet heal and get the relief they deserve with laser therapy.

If your pet is showing signs of pain, don’t wait.

Call us today at (262) 658-3533 or make an appointment online!

How to Tell if Your Pet is in Pain

Dogs and cats can’t tell their owners when they’re not feeling well and even if they could, they probably wouldn’t. Pets try to hide their pain, but some signs can still show through, including:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Sleeping more often
  • Limping or moving more slowly/carefully
  • Slow to lay down/stand up
  • Avoiding stairs
  • Reluctant or unable to jump up or down
  • Shifting around a lot when laying down, trying to get comfortable
  • Trembling/shaking
  • Not interested in usual activities like playtime, walks, etc.

What It Does for Your Pet

Laser therapy is a special modality that uses concentrated pulses of low-level infrared light to heal and rejuvenate the body at the cellular level. In a complex process called photobiomodulation, the light particles penetrate deep into the tissue, where they are metabolized and produce the energy needed to boost cell production and repair. This process can take time depending on your pet’s condition. Chronic pain and inflammation usually takes longer to treat, while acute conditions such as surgical incisions, surface cuts, and other superficial injuries may require just one or two sessions.

How Laser Therapy Works

Our therapeutic laser and the process it is designed to initiate in our patients is meant to achieve several things:

  • Alleviate pain
  • Reduce inflammation and swelling
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Increase healing of damaged tissues
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Conditions We Can Improve
with Laser Therapy

We can provide healing and pain relief for dogs and cats for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Chronic back pain
  • Ear infections
  • Lick granulomas
  • Post-surgical healing
  • Cuts, burns, and puncture wounds
  • Bone fractures
  • …and more

We cannot recommend laser therapy as a treatment option for your pet if they have, or possibly have, cancer. The laser light can actually stimulate the growth and spread of cancer cells, and that is a risk we need to avoid.

If you have any questions about laser therapy and want to know if your pet is eligible for this treatment, give us a call at (262) 658-3533.