If you read my last blog, you saw that cold laser therapy is a perfect solution for your pet’s arthritis and can work for muscle and tendon injuries. However, one really effective use for cold laser is treating surgical wounds and helping pets heal faster.
A perfect example is a recent client of mine whose English bulldog had hip surgery.
The poor guy didn’t even want to get out of his bed afterwards. After a cold laser treatments, the owners called me excitedly. He’d gotten out of his bed and was walking around. After a few treatments, he was recovering faster, and his immobility was greatly reduced. The owners then told the vet about it and asked me to join them at the dog’s next post-op check up to help educate the vet on cold laser and its benefits.
Using cold laser on dogs is quickly becoming the number one first choice for dog owners who are wanting an alternative treatment option that has no side effects and just as effective to medicine that are at time damaging to the dog.
So, how does it work? The laser emits photons, or light energy into tissue. The photons work at the level of the cell (the mitochondria) causing a process called "photobiomodulation.” This process produces ATP, the principal molecule for storing and transferring energy in cells and a fuel needed to improve the function of the injured cells and accelerate their regeneration. This means less inflammation, less pain, and faster healing.
The other benefit of these treatments is that they are non-invasive, drug free and can be used in conjunction with existing treatments. Cold laser can be used for acute problems like wounds or infections, as well as long term maintenance with certain conditions such as arthritis. This can be great since some older dogs may not tolerate pain medicine. It can also be used with medications and other modalities to enhance the effect of each.
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