Launching Laser Therapy

Len loving his laser treatment

We’re really excited to announce that we now offer laser treatment at many of our branches.  Laser treatment is a non-invasive way of reducing pain, inflammation and speeding up the healing process.

Veterinary nurse Phillippa Royston says “The laser itself is delivered via a handpiece that is used over the affected area. Lots of pets find it very soothing as it produces a warm sensation and also has a massage effect when in contact with the body”.

Laser treatment is scientifically proven to reduce pain after surgery and for both acute and chronic conditions.

It can be used for:

Acute conditions

  • Wounds
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Cuts/Bites
  • Inflammation
  • Post dental pain relief
  • Fractures, sprains etc
  • Post-surgery pain relief and to speed up healing process

 

Chronic conditions

  • Degenerative joint disease
  • IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Feline acne
  • Lick granulomas
  • Periodontal disease
  • Tendonitis

Treatment sessions are tailored to the individual patient, so sessions will vary depending on the complexity of their condition.

If your pet is having hydrotherapy sessions, a laser treatment over the affected area beforehand can enhance the effects of the hydrotherapy sessions.  Add to this the benefits with physiotherapy and we have a fantastic multi-disciplinary approach.

Laser treatment can also be used alongside other treatment options.  Contact your local Calder Vets branch to speak to one of our vets to see if laser treatment is suitable for your pet.