What Is Cat Laser Therapy?
We take pride in keeping on the cutting edge of the greatest medical and surgical care because both technology and medicine are always evolving. At our veterinary office, we take great pride in providing laser therapy for cats.
Veterinary laser therapy can be used in conjunction with current treatment regimens and offers a non-invasive, painless, surgical-free, and drug-free treatment for a number of illnesses.
Deep-penetrating light is used in laser therapy for cats to encourage a series of chemical processes known as photobiostimulation. Endorphins are released as a result of this process, which also encourages wounded cells to repair more quickly. Your cat will feel better the quicker it recovers.
How Do Lasers Help Cats Feel Less Pain?
Cats benefit from laser therapy in three different ways. First, by draining swollen areas by stimulating the lymphatic drainage system and lowering inflammation through vasodilation (opening of blood vessels).
As a result, bruising- or inflammation-related swelling is lessened, which decreases pain. Second, by igniting the nerve cells that prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. Thirdly, by encouraging the cat to manufacture large levels of endorphins, which are naturally painkilling substances.
What Additional Advantages Does Veterinary Laser Therapy Offer?
Other significant advantages of veterinary laser therapy besides pain alleviation include:
improved metabolic rate
improved nerve performance
decreased development of fibrous fibers
faster healing of wounds
accelerated cell growth and tissue healing
Which Cat Health Conditions Can Laser Therapy Treat?
Numerous conditions in cats can be treated using laser therapy, including:
open wounds and ulcers
injury to muscles, ligaments, and tendons
Surgical aftereffects and soft tissue injury
Ear Infections, both acute and chronic
Post-operative dental extractions and gingivitis
Degenerative joint disease due to arthritis
Many of the older animals we treat in veterinary treatment have musculoskeletal conditions. If your cat is in pain, is uncomfortable, or exhibits any of the following symptoms, laser therapy may help:
decline in routine activity
less eager to leap onto the usual jumping surfaces
slowness in rising
may sob or withdraw from being petted
refuses to be picked up or handled normally.
a decline in grooming practices
How Much Time Does a Laser Therapy Treatment for Cats Take?
The state and magnitude of the issue will determine how long the treatment will take. After surgery, we apply laser treatment to incisions to help with pain control and speed healing. These procedures often only need to be done once. Other one-time laser therapy scenarios could involve treating infected or ulcerated wounds.
However, we will advise a series of therapies for more severe or chronic pain. The duration of the procedure will vary, but most last between 3 and 8 minutes. Based on the condition and the response, our vets will adjust the length of the series. For chronic low back pain, for instance, we could suggest six weekly sessions.
Some chronic illnesses, like arthritis, could call for continuing care. If the laser therapy has been successful for your cat, we might be able to keep the pain under control with monthly visits. Each additional laser therapy session helps your cat’s condition improve more, as laser therapy for cats is cumulative. Based on your cat’s requirements, one of our veterinarians would be pleased to assist in creating a suitable laser treatment program.
Are Laser Treatment For Cats Associated With Any Side Effects?
In the veterinary field, laser therapy for cats is regarded as safe and effective because it has no known negative effects.
How Do I Make An Appointment For My Cat To Receive Laser Therapy?
It’s as simple as picking up the phone, sending us an email, or stopping by our veterinarian clinic to make an appointment for cat laser therapy. We have a skilled, caring veterinary team who can assist with any inquiries you may have. Make an appointment right away so your cat can start benefiting from laser therapy!