Small Animal Hospital Charlottesville

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Veterinary Medical Laser Therapy at Old Dominion Animal Hospital in Charlottesville, VA

Veterinary Medical Laser Therapy

At Old Dominion Animal Hospital, our Charlottesville veterinarians are committed to providing the best veterinary care possible for your pets. Our small animal hospital has added the latest veterinary technology for joint and soft tissue pain problems, the COMPANION THERAPY LASER. This veterinary laser reduces swelling in the joints and soft tissues of pets which dramatically reduces pain caused by pressure. Veterinary medical laser treatment works by the application of red and infrared light over the affected area. Veterinary laser treatments last 3 to 6 minutes per site and require no anesthesia. Your pet will be very comfortable as this laser produces only slight warmth in the inflamed tissue. Veterinary Laser Therapy for chronic conditions can require multiple (6-12) treatments to make your pet comfortable. Maintenance treatments are then required every 3 to 8 weeks afterwards to maintain the reduced pain and/or mobility.

If your pet is currently on medications to reduce swelling and/or pain, Old Dominion Animal Hospital wants you to know that veterinary laser therapy may offer an alternative to drugs. Veterinary laser treatment may reduce or eliminate the need for your pet to take oral medications or injections. If you have noticed your pet slowing down or having trouble with everyday movement, Veterinary Laser Therapy may provide a solution to muscle and joint soreness in your pets.

As your dog ages the probability of arthritic pain increases greatly: at ages 8-10 27% of dogs suffer from arthritis. The numbers increase to 37% for dogs 11-13 years old. It is more difficult to diagnose arthritic pain in cats as they tend to isolate themselves when they are not feeling well. You may notice your cat just slowing down. If your pet seems to be suffering just ask our Charlottesville veterinarians about Veterinary Laser Therapy as a solution. To learn more about pain management in your pet, visit this website, www.paininthepast.com.

Veterinary laser therapy not only provides relief from pain and swelling, but provides a superior method of healing wounds or injuries by stimulating acupuncture points and causing the release of endorphins. It also is used to resolve many persistent dermatological disorders by accelerating tissue repair and cell growth. The Veterinary Therapy Laser can cause an increase in cell enzyme production and stimulates the formation of new capillaries within damaged tissue, and it reduces the formation of scar tissue and improves nerve function.

The veterinary laser provides a non-invasive method of healing by stimulating your pet's body to heal itself. The veterinarians at Old Dominion Animal Hospital in Charlottesville will be happy to discuss your pet's needs and we can see if Veterinary Laser Therapy might be right for your pet. As always, the goal of our Charlottesville veterinary staff is to provide a higher quality of life for your pet.

Learn more about the LiteCure Companion Therapy Laser at www.litecure.com/companion/.