Pet Laser Therapy in Chapel Hill

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What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?

As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experiences will dissipate.

Frequently, after therapy, we hear: “He’s acting like a puppy again” or “She can actually jump onto the chair again.”

What are the signs that my pet can benefit from Companion Laser Therapy?

Many of our dog and cat laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior pet, cat or dog is experiencing pain or discomfort are:

  • Abnormal sitting or lying posture
  • Circling multiple times before lying down
  • Restlessness
  • Whining, groaning or other vocalizations
  • Limping, unable to get up or lie down
  • Difficulty getting into car or walking down stairs
  • Lack of grooming
  • Won’t wag tail
  • Licking or biting area
  • Lack of appetite
  • Trembling

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and obtain additional information.

Contact us today for information on pet laser therapy for dogs, cats and other animals in the Chapel Hill, NC area including Pittsboro, Carrboro and Hillsborough, NC.

Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive treatment which is used in a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your pet can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain, reducing inflammation, and accelerating the healing process.

Applications for laser therapy include:

  • Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
  • General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
  • Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries)
  • Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
  • Dental procedures
  • Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, and lesions)
  • Ear infections

How does it work?

Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.

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