Pet Care

The PARC Fights Pain with Laser Therapy

As a pet owner, you want Fido to have the best quality of life possible. So when your pet is uncomfortable or in pain, alleviating his distress is more important than anything else.

The PARC now offers Laser Therapy – a treatment that helps us manage pain and inflammation in pets and speeds up wound healing. Therapeutic lasers use light waves to stimulate electrons and activate cells to promote growth and repair. As a safety precaution, we outfit pet patients with goggles to protect their eyes from the laser.

During a treatment session, the handheld laser wand is slowly moved back and forth over the damaged tissue, producing a warm, pleasant sensation that most pets seem to enjoy and find relaxing. Sessions usually last 15 minutes, with the number of sessions and frequency of treatments dependent on the injury. Chronic conditions may be treated weekly, whereas surgical incisions and open wounds often require daily treatment. 

Laser therapy is used for many veterinary medical conditions, including:

  • Chronic arthritis
  • Surgical incisions
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Treatment of pain in older pets with diminished organ function

If you think your pet could benefit from Laser Therapy call The PARC to schedule a consult with one of our veterinarians.