Cold Laser Therapy

Our veterinarians at South Novato Animal Hospital in Novato utilize cold laser therapy, a non-invasive approach used to treat painful inflammatory conditions in cats and dogs.

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What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold laser therapy for pets is an innovative therapeutic treatment that has become increasingly popular in veterinary care because of it's efficacy at helping animals recover from different injuries and illnesses.

Our Novato veterinarians are passionate about giving your pets the highest quality treatment and veterinary cold laser therapy for dogs and cats provides an effective, safe, non-invasive way of relieving pain and encouraging your companion's return to health.

A range of conditions can be helped with the use of cold laser therapy including joint and muscle pain, muscle spasms and the symptoms of arthritis.

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The Process of Cold Laser Therapy Treatment

Cold laser therapy treatment involves the movement of a handheld laser wand over the part of your pet's body that is experiencing a medical condition or has sustained an injury.

 The cold laser therapy sessions at our veterinary hospital last approximately 20 minutes. Your pet will find this treatment enjoyable and relaxing because they will experience a pleasant and warm feeling on their bodies. 

The number of times you cat or dog will require these treatments will depend on their specific healthcare needs.

Uses for Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy has a range of uses in animal care and it's particularly effective when combined with other traditional medications and veterinary treatments/procedures.

Laser therapy encourages cell regeneration and promotes circulation, benefiting these procedures and conditions:

  • Dental Procedures
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Wounds
  • Bone Fractures
  • Inflammation
  • Lick Granuloma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Post-Surgical Recovery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy

Therapeutic laser treatments have many health benefits for pets. When your cat or dog receives low-intensity laser therapy, the wavelengths of light prompt an alteration of the physiology of their cells and tissues, called photobiomodulation.

Several benefits of cold laser therapy include:

  • Increases wound healing
  • Encourages bone healing
  • Reduces edema (swelling)
  • Enhances neovascularization
  • Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
  • Reduces inflammation and associated pain
  • Increases blood perfusion
  • Enhances neovascularization

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