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At Rush Animal Care, we work hard to keep our animal hospital and veterinary knowledge as up-to-date as possible. We want the most accurate diagnoses and effective treatments for your pets, so we invest in innovative technology that helps improve quality of life, including cold laser therapy. Whether you have an arthritic dog or an injured cat, this non-invasive treatment option could be a smart and safe way to help manage your pet’s pain and promote healing. Learn why we’re so proud to offer cold laser therapy for dogs and cats in Johnston, Iowa.
Essentially, cold laser therapy is a treatment regimen that involves a small, handheld device and low-level laser light rays. Your pet’s veterinarian will begin by isolating the part of the body that needs cellular help, such as an arthritic knee, then use the device to send cold laser light directly into the cells that need to regrow. Your veterinarian may place the device directly on the skin or hover slightly above it, depending on your pet’s sensitivity and treatment needs.
Just like humans, dogs and cats suffer age-related degeneration that slows down their cell regeneration and leads to pain, inflammation, and mobility problems. Their tissue is also sensitive to trauma from accidents, surgeries, sprains, fractures, and more. Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical way to promote healing and relieve pain because it stimulates the cells to increase circulation, energy, and growth rates.
Here are some of the many benefits that dogs and cats can reap from cold laser therapy:
Because the laser light only penetrates the surface of the skin, it doesn’t come with the same risks as surgery or hot lasers.
Our Johnston veterinarian uses cold laser therapy to manage and treat a variety of conditions, including chronic conditions and sudden injuries. Here are some of the most common conditions we treat with cold laser therapy:
Could your dog or cat benefit from cold laser therapy? Our veterinary clinic is ready to help. Call (515) 270-2240 to make an appointment with our Johnston veterinarian today.