Laser Therapy

February 17, 2014


Is your pet recovering from an injury, a surgical procedure or maybe just dealing with some arthritic changes with age? If you answered yes, your pet may need a laser therapy treatment.


Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. These effects include; reduced pain, reduced inflammation, increased healing time and increased circulation. During treatments the infrared light interacts with tissues on the cellular level. Laser therapy helps to enhance circulation of the blood cells to promote healing by drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area.


Laser therapy treatments are fairly quick, very simple and painless! There are no sedatives needed during a treatment, depending on what area of the body is being treated, only light restraint is necessary. There is very little sensation during a treatment. Your pet may feel a mild, soothing warmth or slight tingling feeling. Laser therapy treatments are also very quick, a typical treatment is between 3-8 minutes and can be done easily by a trained veterinary technician.   


Below is a list of conditions that laser therapy can benefit:

  • Arthritis

  • Joint Pain

  • Edema/Congestion

  • Sprains

  • Puncture Wounds

  • Lick Granulomas

  • Post-traumatic Injuries

  • Surgical Incisions

  • Neck/Back pain

  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Burns

  • Chronic Wounds

  • Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery


Laser therapy can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation and increase range of motion! Pets will often show more energy and freedom of movement. If you think that your pet would benefit from laser therapy please contact Dr. Culbertson and staff. Don’t wait, get your best friend off of the floor and back into your arms!