Therapeutic Laser Therapy for Pets

Laser therapy is becoming more and more common and many of you may already be using this modality with your pet at your primary care veterinarian’s office. Dr. Lanz incorporates laser treatments when indicated as an adjunct to pain relief and to encourage return to function as quickly as possible. Also the laser can be used for painless acupuncture which is very helpful in many pets.

From Respond Systems, the manufacturer of Dr. Lanz’s laser:
“Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as photobiomodulation, is a painless treatment that uses clinically tested wavelengths of light to stimulate natural biological processes leading to faster healing and pain relief. Like plants absorbing sunlight through photosynthesis, cells in the body absorb laser energy that stimulates the body to release pain-relieving compounds, increases circulation and energizes the cells to participate in the healing process. There are no side effects and many times laser therapy can take the place of pharmaceuticals and surgery to treat long-term, degenerative diseases.”