Cold Laser Treatment

Your pet deserves the very best that veterinary care and medicine can provide. At Mountain View Veterinary Services, we use a therapeutic technique that involves the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to stimulate healing. Therapeutic lasers supply energy to the body as light is transmitted through the layers of skin, stimulating and accelerating the healing of damaged cells. Therapeutic laser treatment is a painless procedure used for post-operative care, treatment of arthritis, skin wounds, and other select conditions.

Laser therapy causes no adverse effects on healthy cells. During each painless treatment, the energy from the laser increases circulation, creating an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. In addition, it can accelerate tissue repair and cell growth, reduce scar tissue formation, and help the immune system fend off infection. Furthermore, laser therapy can improve circulation and nerve function in certain conditions. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved, allowing your pet to quickly return to his or her normal activities.

What Conditions Do Laser Therapy Treat?

Wound healing, including:

  • Post-operative surgical incisions
  • Contaminated or infected wounds
  • Burns

Skin conditions, including:

  • Atopic dermatitis (Allergic dermatitis)
  • Pyoderma (bacterial skin infections, including hotspots)
  • Pododermatitis (inflammation of skin on feet)
  • Other inflammatory or infectious skin conditions

Pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders such as:

  • Cruciate ligament injury
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Postoperative fracture repair
  • Osteoarthritis

What Conditions Should Laser Therapy Not Treat?

  • Cancer
  • Diseases of the eye