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Treating Aches, Pains, and More with Pet Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is becoming more mainstream in veterinary medicine thanks to its versatility and ease of use. Once limited to humans, therapeutic laser treatments have been found to benefit animals just as well! At Wrigleyville Veterinary Center, we use low-level laser therapy on a regular basis to give our patients the best care. This pain management modality is drug-free, non-invasive, and completely painless. We can treat a wide variety of physical problems ailing dogs and cats, and pets of virtually any age, size, and breed can be treated safely.

How Does Laser Light Heal?

Laser therapy treatments seem simple on the surface, but what happens on the molecular level is a little more complex. Light is energy—and when it penetrates the skin and muscle tissue, the light particles interact with the cells making up that tissue. When the light particles come into contact with inflamed and/or damaged tissue, they help to increase cell metabolism. This results in more energy production and accelerates the healing process.

The primary benefits of laser therapy include decreased inflammation and pain level, and increased blood circulation.

What Can Be Treated?

Our therapeutic laser can treat or aid in the treatment of many different conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Orthopedic surgery (post-operative pain management)
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Back pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Lick granulomas
  • Wounds
  • Bladder inflammation
  • ...and more
Pet laser therapy on dog leg in Chicago
Dog catching frisbee: Pet Laser Therapy in Chicago

How Many Treatments Will My Pet Need?

The answer depends on your pet’s condition and other factors that are unique to them. However, it is generally the case that acute conditions can be improved with fewer treatments than chronic conditions. How your pet responds to their treatment will also help us determine if laser therapy is truly beneficial to their needs.

Can Laser Therapy Help Your Pet?

To see if low-level laser therapy is a healing option for your pet, please reach out to us to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer your questions and discuss your expectations about the procedure.

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