Laser Therapy & Pet Rehabilitation
For decades now laser therapy has been used to treat injuries and painful conditions in human beings. Upper Canada Animal Hospital is proud to offer laser therapy for animals to ease their pain. Pet owners across Niagara have seen dramatic improvements in their dogs and cats after undergoing cold laser treatment.
Our veterinarians’ passion for animals and health care has only magnified. With an undying zeal to give life everything they possibly can, our veterinarians take the challenges of each new day and each patient, in stride. Having invested a tremendous amount of time, energy and personal experience in the hospital they are confident in their ability to deliver consistent care for their patients.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that uses light that penetrates deeply into tissue, affecting the production of endorphins, thereby relieving pain, reducing inflammation, decreasing swelling and increasing healing time.
Here are some conditions benefits from being treated by laser therapy:
- wounds (bites, burns, scrapes, cuts)
- post-surgical pain (trauma, spaying, neutering, declawing)
- dental pain (gingivitis, dental extractions)
- ear infections
- skin conditions (hot spots, lick granulomas, anal sac infections)
- sprains and fractures
Why Laser Therapy is Considered Superior Treatment
Cold laser therapy is an extremely effective tool for pain management in dogs or cats. Take a look at why it is fast becoming the number one treatment choice among pet owners in Niagara.
- Laser therapy is a drug-free option – the side effects and costs associated with various drugs don’t come into play
- Effective relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling
- It may decrease the need for surgery and medications
- Unlike most of our other surgical treatment techniques, this is entirely non-invasive, thereby reducing healing time
- It doesn’t require any kind of sedation or clipping
- It’s very quick to administer (approximately 3 to 6 minutes per site)
Canine and Feline Rehabilitation with Laser Therapy
At Upper Canada Animal Hospital, we firmly believe that a crucial aspect of recovery for cats and dogs undergoing surgery is their rehabilitation. Most often, after the completion of surgery, your pet requires regular physiotherapy sessions so as to return to normal functioning. It is important to keep in mind that pets that don’t require surgery also benefit greatly from rehabilitative treatment. Not only does it improve quality of life, it also helps animals suffering from a myriad of problems like arthritis and trauma.
Take a virtual tour of our animal hospital to learn more about the laser equipment we use and the facility where we administer this treatment. Call us to book an appointment for laser therapy treatment and rehabilitation for your pet.