Cold Laser Therapy

Animal Doctor offers COLD laser therapy for chronic and surgical pain. We accept referrals and provide second opinions.

Description: Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive, safe modality to decrease inflammation and pain after surgery, soft tissue or bone injury, or with chronic pain conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Uses: Cold laser therapy reduces inflammation and pain, allowing your pet to feel better and heal faster. It is often used with other treatment modalities such as medications or injections. It can also be effective for those pets who cannot take oral medications (NSAIDs) due to pre-existing health conditions such as liver disease.

How does it work? Laser therapy uses light waves to stimulate electrons and activate growth, proliferation, repair and migration.

Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy

What questions do we ask?

  • How long have you noticed the issues?
  • What areas are affected?
  • Are the symptoms worse at a particular time of the day?
  • History of trauma?
  • Any issues in the past?
  • Is the patient on any medications? 

What are the steps we take to treat your pet?

  • The first step in diagnosing and treating your pet is a taking a thorough history and completing a thorough physical exam.
  • We may also recommend some general radiographs to rule out injuries.
  • A treatment protocol would then be recommended to best fit your pets needs.

Animal Doctor Cold Laser Therapy potential treatment plans?

Oral medications

We often combine cold laser therapy with oral medications (such as NSAIDs – Nonsteroid anti-inflammatories and/or joint supplements), as well as injectable medications.

How do we arrive at a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan?

We begin with a thorough medical history, looking at prior medical records, radiographs, and other testing previously completed. We also perform a complete physical examination, radiographs (repeat or new) and possible blood testing.