When we perform a declaw at our hospital they are performed with Companion Animal Laser therapy machine. This is your cat’s best option in veterinary medicine. It increases healing and allows less pain while having this surgery performed.
Your cat will have laser therapy twice while here. Learn more about this today…
Laser Therapy Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing
Animal Hospital Maple Orchard is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment that is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement are often noticed within hours depending on the condition being treated and your pet’s unique health status. Whether you pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to 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)
- Dental procedures
- Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, burns and lesions)
- Ear infections
How does it work?
Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3-8 minutes and are absorbed by the injured cells. These cells are then stimulated and will 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 can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?
Simply put, it provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety your pet initially experiences will dissipate. Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and dogs will actually fall asleep during their therapy session. Frequently after therapy we hear; “He’s acting like a puppy again,” or “She can actually jump onto the chair again.” Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your pet.
What are the signs that my pet can benefit from Companion Laser Therapy?
Many of our laser patients are simply older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior pet is experiencing pain or discomfort are:
- Abnormal sitting or lying posture
- Circling multiple times before lying down
- Whining, groaning or other vocalizations
- Limping, unable to get up or lie down
- Difficulty getting into the car or going down the stairs
- Lack of grooming
- Won’t wag tail
- Licking or biting the area
- Lack of appetite
Additional information may be found at www.litecure.com/companion/for-petowners/