Madison Pet Clinic is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach of treating pain.
Applications for laser therapy include:
- Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
- General pain management (sprains,strains and stiffness)
- Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws and other surgeries)
- Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
- Dental procedures
- Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, burns and lesions)
- Ear infections
Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 2-6 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.
What are the signs that my pet can benefit from laser therapy?
Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are:
- Abnormal sitting or lying position
- Circling multiple times before lying down
- Whining, groaning or other vocalizations
- Limping, unable to get up or lie down
- Difficulty getting into a car or using stairs
- Lack of grooming
- Won't wag tail
- Licking or biting at area
- Lack of appetite
Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment or obtain additional information. (417) 673-2455