Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. The effects of laser energy include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling.
Laser therapy can help with osteoarthritis, joint pain, neck or back pain, puncture wounds, non-healing wounds, burns, post-surgical pain, urinary tract pain, urethral spasms and even asthma.
The clinical effectiveness of laser therapy has been well documented through numerous studies. Infrared light has extraordinary healing properties. Its effect is photo-chemical, rather than thermal, as in surgical lasers. Class IV lasers, such as the K-laser which is used at All Cats Hospital, set the standard for the most effective lasers available on the market today.
Clinical trials and studies have shown that laser therapy:
- accelerates tissue repair and cell growth
- provides faster wound healing
- reduces fibrous tissue formation
- reduces inflammation
- reduces pain
- improves circulation
- increases metabolic activity
- improves nerve function
- supports immunoregulation
- stimulates acupuncture points
The normalization of cellular function is the foundation of why infrared light is so effective. The treatment is safe and, most importantly, painless for your cat. One treatment takes between 3 to 8 minutes, and there is little to no sensation for your cat. There may be a warm sensation in the treatment area which most cats enjoy.
Treatment plans vary depending on the condition but often more than one treatment is required. Chronic diseases such as arthritis are treated every other day for a week, then treatment intervals are reduced. Acute or sudden onset diseases may be treated more aggressively initially then reduced or discontinued based on response to therapy.
Laser therapy is a safe, holistic treatment for your cat that may prevent you from having to administer medications to an otherwise unwilling or uncooperative patient.
Here is a link to the K-Laser that is used at All Cats Hospital:
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about this incredible healing and pain relieving tool.