Veterinary Services

Pet Laser Therapy

At Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital East, It is a privilege for us to offer cat and dog laser therapy in Springfield, MO.

Cat and Dog Laser Therapy Springfield, MO

Pain is more than just uncomfortable for our four-legged family members, it can reduce mobility, lead to weight gain, and limit your pet’s quality of life in many other ways, too. Furthermore, it’s hard to watch a beloved pet struggle and not be able to do the things they enjoy. Our therapeutic laser helps dogs and cats heal from the inside out without the need for drugs, surgery, or other invasive means. Contact us today to learn more about laser therapy for your Springfield pets.

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What Exactly Does the Laser Do?

Pet laser therapy works much like laser therapy for humans. The technology harnesses infrared light energy to rejuvenate the body’s cells and heal damaged tissue over time. In simple terms, your pet’s damaged cells absorb the light particles that penetrate through the skin and into the muscle tissue. This process, known as photobiomodulation, helps the cells repair themselves and generate more energy.

Can My Pet’s Condition be Treated with Laser Therapy?

If your pet has a painful condition or an injury that needs healing, there is a good chance they can benefit from laser therapy. The only exception is if your pet has, or may have, cancer of any kind. The low-level light energy used in treatment could encourage the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Conditions that can be treated with pet laser therapy include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammation and pain associated with bone fractures
  • Sprains, strains, and ligament tears
  • Discomfort associated with hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Back pain
  • Lick granulomas
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Surgery incisions
  • Skin infections
  • Burns
  • Ear infections
  • …and much more
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Will My Pet Need Frequent Treatments?

This depends on your pet’s condition and how well they initially respond to therapy. Acute conditions including surgical incisions and surface wounds may require just one or two sessions. Chronic problems that have had months or even years to develop will naturally take longer. With chronic conditions, we work with pet parents to establish a flexible treatment schedule that may start with 3 treatments per week for several weeks, then 2 treatments every other week, and so on. Once more, this depends on your pet’s particular problem, their age, and whether they’re currently taking medications to help.

Schedule a consultation with our veterinarians at our West or East location.