laser therapy

Alleviating Pain with
Laser Therapy For Dogs and Cats
in Clifton Park, NY

It is our sincerest wish to provide our patients with a variety of treatment options to help them manage their conditions, be they chronic or acute. Oral medication is not always sufficient or even appropriate for treating certain problems, and it is in these cases that we turn to laser therapy for dogs and cats. We’re proud to offer some of the most advanced treatments and techniques at our hospital in Clifton Park, because we care for your pet and want them to be healthy and happy as much as you do.

Does your pet seem to be in pain? Call (518) 383-6254 or use the online Appointment Request form to request a consultation with your veterinarian.

dog receiving laser therapy

How Pet Laser Therapy Works

Laser therapy has been in use for many years to treat humans and animals alike. Light particles are transmitted through a hand-held device to penetrate your pet’s soft tissues and heal the affected area by boosting the cells’ ability to metabolize energy and repair damaged cells. The entire process is noninvasive, painless, and drug-free. In fact, the laser light gives off a gentle warmth that your pet may find relaxing. We’re happy to make laser therapy sessions enjoyable for our patients.

striped cat laying down

What Conditions Benefit from this Therapy?

Laser therapy can do several things for dogs and cats with painful and/or inflammatory conditions. It improves blood circulation, decreases, pain, reduces inflammation, and helps your pet heal more quickly. Conditions that can benefit from this treatment include:

  • Arthritis
  • Acute and chronic otitis
  • Degenerative disc/degenerative joint disease
  • Gingivitis
  • Symptoms of hip dysplasia
  • Lick granulomas
  • Hot spots
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Post-surgical incision sites

What to Expect for Your Pet's Laser Therapy Session

All pets are different, and the success of their treatment depends on how well they respond. Some pets may need to undergo multiple laser therapy sessions before we see significant results, and others may show improvement after just one session. Most sessions last 10-30 minutes, and are performed in one of our exam rooms. Everyone present, including your pet, must wear protective goggles as a safety precaution.

Your veterinarian would be more than happy to discuss laser therapy with you in further detail, and help you determine whether this treatment will improve your pet’s quality of life. Give us a call at (518) 383-6254 for more information!