Pet Laser Therapy: An Effective, Alternative Healing Method

If oral medications and injections aren’t improving your pet’s health condition, don’t worry—we have another option. Pet laser therapy is an effective modality for healing and pain management that doesn’t rely on drugs or invasive techniques to produce the desired results. While all pets respond differently to laser therapy treatment, it’s been clinically proven to relieve the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, infections, and much more. We’re proud to offer this service here at our animal hospital in North Charleston, where your pet’s health, comfort, and happiness are our highest priority.

At Charleston Heights Veterinary Clinic, we use the K-Laser Class IV therapeutic laser to treat a wide range of problems in pets. Our laser uses specific wavelengths of light to safely penetrate the tissue and stimulate the body’s healing abilities, producing a therapeutic, rejuvenating effect.

Conditions that Benefit from Pet Laser Therapy

Pet laser therapy is completely safe, painless, and non-invasive, and can treat the following physical conditions:

  • Inflammation
  • Incisions/wounds
  • Hot spots
  • Bone fractures
  • Infections
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Acute & chronic otitis
  • Lick granulomas
  • Gingivitis/periodontal disease
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • …and more

How It Works

The therapeutic laser beam is transmitted through a handheld device that is gently massaged over the areas needing treatment. As a safety precaution, everyone in the room, including your pet, will be given protective eyewear. A single treatment usually takes between 5 and 10 minutes, and can be very soothing and relaxing. Treatment doses are determined by your pet’s size, condition, skin and coat color, and age. Benefits of the procedure include:

  • Reduces inflammation/swelling
  • Decreases or alleviates pain by blocking nerve cells
  • Speeds up healing
  • Improves blood flow
  • Stimulates capillary growth

Depending on how your pet responds to treatment, they may require several more laser therapy sessions to experience the best results. We’ll work closely with you to choose the most convenient days and times for your pet’s next laser therapy treatments.

If your pet is experiencing severe discomfort due to arthritis, gingivitis, an ear infection, or something more, please contact us at 1-843-554-4361.