Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive, emerging technology that gives the body energy to heal itself without any side effects. Cold laser therapy can be used on people as well as on pets. At Campus Commons, we are excited to have this new equipment in house, and we have had great success with cold laser therapy as a complementary treatment option for pets, augmenting our traditional medicinal services. Particularly, we have had positive and encouraging results in cases of arthritis, wound healing, allergies, post surgical pain, to name but a few.
Dr. Patton and many of our veterinary technicians here at Campus Commons Pet Hospital have completed additional training to be certified to deliver this cutting-edge service to our clients.
How Cold Laser Works
Cold laser therapy uses low-intensity, photonic energy as a natural treatment modality. Photonic stimuli excite the body’s cells, infusing them with energy. Cold laser therapy is very safe for your pet and works well when combined with other therapies. Most pets (and people for that matter) do not feel anything during cold laser therapy, or a slight tingle at most. The laser diode is held in place or moved gently over the treatment area at a distance of anywhere from 4–12 inches away from your pet.
Benefits of Cold Laser
Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive, fast and effective treatment method for pets that has been proven in clinical trials to reduce pain, reduce edema (swelling) and promote healing. It penetrates to the subcutaneous cell level. The three primary reactions of cold laser therapy are a reduction in inflammation, an increase in cell regeneration and increased blood flow. Generally, progress is evident in a few days.