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Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is used by our veterinary team as a non-invasive option for the treatment of painful inflammatory conditions in our patients from across Calgary.

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Laser Therapy to Help Pets Feel Better

Cold laser therapy uses low-intensity lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a treatment option for dogs and cats. Used similarly to acupuncture and chiropractic care, cold laser therapy can be used in conjunction with, or in place of, medication to manage pain, inflammation, and wound healing.

This treatment uses light waves that alter cellular and tissue physiology. These waves of light encourage cellular growth and repair. Several conditions, including muscle and joint pain, arthritis symptoms and muscle spasms, have been shown to improve with cold laser therapy.

Our veterinarians are committed to the health and well-being of all our patients. If we feel that your dog or cat could benefit from cold laser therapy, we will offer to incorporate it into their treatment plan.

Cold Laser Therapy for Cats & Dogs | Calgary Vets

What Happens During a Cold Laser Therapy Session

During your pet's treatment, the veterinarian will slowly move the laser wand back and forth over your pet's injured or painful area. This produces a warm, pleasant sensation that dogs and cats seem to enjoy and find relaxing.

Cold laser treatments typically last 15 to 30 minutes. The number of recommended sessions for your pet depends on the type and severity of their condition. Most veterinarians recommend treating chronic conditions weekly. Surgical incisions and open wounds may benefit from daily treatments.

Uses for Laser Therapy

Laser therapy may aid in cell regeneration and circulation, which may benefit the following conditions and procedures:

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

Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy for cats and dogs may provide the following benefits:

  • Increased wound healing
  • Accelerated mitochondrial cell metabolism
  • Reduced inflammation and associated pain
  • Enhanced neovascularization
  • Increased blood perfusion
  • Reduced edema (swelling)
  • Encouragement of bone healing

New Patients Welcome

Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! We are a team of veterinary professionals devoted to giving our patients the best care possible. Get in touch today to book your best friend's first appointment.

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