|1001 North W.E. Crawford
Rockwall, TX 75087
| We are pleased to announce the addition of the Companion Therapy Laser to our practice. With
the addition of this FDA approved therapy laser, our furry patients will receive instant relief of pain,
inflammation, and swelling associated with soft tissue injuries, trauma, surgery, and chronic
disorders such as arthritis.
As a relatively new branch of medicine, the Class IV laser delivers a large amount of light energy
into the cells. When the light interacts with the damaged cells, healing is accelerated and pain is
dramatically reduced. As our best friends age, recover from trauma or surgery, or simply need
relief from everyday aches and pains, this advanced technology offers a drug-free, surgery-free,
Please call us to see if this exciting new technological treatment is right for your furry loved one!
Laser Energy Heals Pets
To some, the word “Laser” suggests missile defense systems and warring science-fiction
spaceships. Others think of laser light shows at rock concerts. Still others may think of some lasers’
capability to cut and weld steel, or to scan the bar code on products at the grocery store, or to
print a crisp image on a piece of paper.
Not only can lasers perform all of these all tasks, they also have created remarkable medical
breakthroughs, such as their use for vision correction and precision surgery. Another type of
laser, commonly called a “Therapy Laser” has the proven ability to reduce pain, speed healing,
and to reduce inflammation. This technology is now available to treat pets.
The word laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
Lasers differ one from the other in two important ways: the wavelength of light that they produce,
and the power of the light that they produce. In medical applications, different wavelengths
affect living tissue in different ways. For example, ophthalmologists use one wavelength of laser
light to make fine incisions on the surface of the eye, and another wavelength of laser light to
harmlessly transmit through the eye to treat the retina.
When the beam of laser energy causes a chemical change in the body, this is called a photochemical
effect. Therapy laser light stimulates the mitochondria within the cells to help tissues
heal. Scientists call this “photobiomodulation”. A cascade of beneficial effects then takes place at
the cellular level which accelerates blood flow, heals tissue, and reduces pain.
Veterinarians are applying this technology every day to treat their patients that are in pain, or that
have an injury or a wound that they would like to heal more quickly. For pets who have had surgery,
or who have had a traumatic injury, the laser is used to speed healing. For surgical patients,
this is a simple, quick treatment immediately after surgery along the incision.
Laser therapy is an excellent way to assist older pets who often have aches or pains and have
decreased mobility. Chronic conditions and degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis respond
well to laser treatment. More severe cases often require a series of treatments to realize the full
benefits of laser therapy. Laser treatments are drug free, which is especially important with patients
who may suffer side-effects from medications. Any pet that is in pain or discomfort is a candidate for
relief with a therapy laser.
Laser Therapy for Pets
For many years, world-class athletes and thoroughbred race horses have benefitted from laser
therapy treatments. Fortunately, this technology is now available for pets. Infrared laser light from
therapy lasers harmlessly penetrates deep into tissues where it is absorbed in the cells, and this
energy is converted into chemical, not thermal, energy. In athletic environments, therapy lasers are
primarily used to reduce swelling, reduce pain, and speed the healing process. These mechanisms
allow veterinarians to successfully treat a wide range of conditions non-invasively and without drugs.
Laser therapy speeds healing, so veterinarians routinely treat injuries with the laser, as well as
treating patients immediately after surgery so incisions heal more quickly. Studies indicate that
laser-treated wounds heal in a third to a half faster than the time required in normal healing. A
single laser treatment is usually all that is required for post-surgical patients to reduce swelling
and to speed healing. Skin wounds, abrasions, bite injuries, dermatitis, and burns all respond well
to laser therapy.
Acute conditions may require more than a single treatment, but also respond well to laser therapy.
Because laser therapy laser can be administered without touching the painful area, veterinarians are
able to provide immediate pain relief and edema control to very sensitive tissues.
Laser therapy also reduces inflammation by increasing vasodilation, activating the lymphatic
drainage system, and reducing pro-inflammatory mediators. As a result, inflammation, erythema,
bruising, and edema are all reduced when treated with laser. This is especially important for
conditions where anti-inflammatory medications are risky for the patient because of the patient’s age,
liver health, or species. Laser therapy is a drug-free treatment modality that can often replace or
enhance other treatment plans recommended by your veterinarian.
A benefit of the more modern, higher-powered therapeutic lasers, like the Companion Therapy
Laser, is that adequate dosages of laser energy, or photons, can be painlessly and efficiently
delivered to deeper tissues. This is a huge benefit in treating chronic conditions such as arthritis,
hip dysplasia, back disease or injury, and degenerative joint diseases. Geriatric patients often suffer
from one or more of these painful problems, as well the aches and pains that come naturally with
aging. There thousands of reports of pets who were lame an inactive who return to normal, or
almost normal function after laser therapy. More chronic and more severe cases may require multiple
treatment sessions to fully benefit.
Please ask us about our new cold therapy laser and
how it can benefit your furry loved one today!
|Bear is undergoing laser
therapy on an acute injury.
Luisa is administering the
therapy and as you can see,
Bear is a happy boy.
|Gus is getting ready for
his laser treatment to
reduce the pain and
with arthritis. He is
wearing goggles to
protect his retinas during
|Gus is relaxed and
enjoying his laser
The joints feel better
instantly, and a week
later, he is playing with
housemates for the first
time in a long while.