Laser Therapy Treatment Options for Dogs & Cats
Countless veterinary professionals and pet owners are embracing therapeutic laser treatments as an excellent way to relieve pain and accelerate the healing process in small animals. Long Animal Hospital is proud to offer modern laser treatments, which can be extremely effective as a therapeutic solution for your pet. Laser therapy provides our veterinarians with a very useful tool against pain, either as a drug-free option or with standard treatments to enhance comfort beyond the abilities of medication.
Veterinary K Laser
The veterinarians of Long Animal Hospital provide laser therapy sessions as standalone procedures or in tandem with other treatments. The K Laser is a high-powered therapy laser that uses red and near-infrared wavelengths of light to relieve pain, fight inflammation, reduce swelling, increase range of motion, and stimulate wound healing. Long Animal Hospital has found laser therapy treatments to be effective in many scenarios, including:
- Arthritis, relieving pain and restoring mobility
- Skin conditions
- Post-surgical pain relief
- Degenerative joint disease
- Insect bites/stings
- Hip dysplasia
- Ear infection
- Bladder infection
Laser therapy has allowed our veterinarian professionals to manage these conditions and others, providing relief from many types of inflammation and discomfort, all in a completely painless and sedation-free manner.
Therapeutic laser treatments can work for any pet. To speak with our staff about how laser therapy might help your cat or dog, or to schedule a visit, simply contact us.
“Dr. Killough is so good and kind. He explains everything well and looks out for all my cats wellness. I also want to express appreciation for the care my cat Tess received 9.30.14 (in the very wee early morning hours) from Dr. Messenger who was on-duty in the Emergency Care Center. Tess suffered a stroke (she is 19 years old) and I presumed she would need to be put down. Dr. Messenger, without telling me what to choose, encouraged me to consider that her particular type of stroke had not affected her brain, and that she could achieve a great degree of recovery given time, good nutrition and good hydration. I chose NOT to have her put down. We had a rough couple of weeks, but she made daily progress and is now eating, drinking and walking on her own and also using the litter box independently. There is still progress to be made in her walking and balance, but she gets stronger and better every day. Thank you Dr. Messenger! The care my cats receive from the doctors and staff at Long is far and away superior to any vet in Mecklenburg County. I feel very fortunate to have this care available. Thanks to all!”