Class IV Laser Therapy
What is Laser Therapy?
Class IV (warm) laser therapy involves a low-intensity laser to help to relax your pet’s muscles, stimulate their cellular function and encourage natural healing processes. Therapeutic laser directly helps reduce pain and inflammation.
Many different conditions have been shown to improve with the use of veterinary laser therapy in dogs and cats including pain, injuries, arthritis, intervertebral disc disease and wounds.
Throughout this treatment process, the energy transferred to your pet’s body increases their circulation and cellular metabolism. This naturally draws oxygen, nutrients and hydration to the affected area and encourages your pet’s health and healing. The light spectrum emitted by the laser increases cellular production of ATP (energy) and accelerates healing, while reducing scar tissue formation. The process is often quite relaxing for animals too.
Uses for Laser Therapy
Pet laser therapy has a wide range of uses and is highly effective when used in conjunction with traditional medications and other veterinary treatments.
Laser therapy for dogs and cats promotes circulation and encourages cell regeneration, benefiting the following procedures and conditions:
- Dental Procedures
- Post-Surgical Recovery
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Burns and degloving injuries
- Strains & Sprains
- Bone Fractures
- Lick Granuloma
Benefits of Laser Therapy
Therapeutic pet laser treatments offer a wide range of benefits to your animal. When a pet receives low-intensity laser treatment, the specific wavelengths of the light prompt an alteration of the physiology of their tissues and cells.
- Encourages bone healing
- Increases wound healing
- Reduces inflammation and associated pain
- Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
- Increases blood perfusion
- Enhances neovascularization
- Reduces edema (swelling)