Veterinary Services

Cat Laser Therapy at Cats Limited Veterinary Hospital in West Hartford, CT

Discover the benefits of laser therapy for your pet’s pain relief and tissue healing at Cats Limited Veterinary Hospital.

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What Is Laser Therapy and How Does It Work?

Therapeutic laser uses light energy for tissue healing and reducing pain. The light energy (photons) penetrates deeply into damaged cells and stimulates cellular activity known as photo-bio-modulation. This enables the cells of tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin to repair themselves. This, in turn, reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells.

What Can I Expect During a Treatment?

Laser therapy is a painless treatment that lasts a few minutes. Some human patients undergoing laser therapy have stated they feel a comfortable, warm sensation in the treated area, while others usually don’t feel the laser. There is no pain, heat, redness, or swelling during or after treatment.

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What Are the Most Common Indications for Therapy?

If your pet feels pain, has inflammation, or has a wound, laser therapy is a sterile, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment. The laser treats various injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, the laser has provided relief and speed healing.

What Are the Benefits?

  • No known side effects
  • Painless and non-invasive
  • Drug-free
  • Pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory effect
  • Accelerated healing of sprains & strains
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Accelerated healing of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers.

How Quickly Will I See Results?

Most patients experience positive results in 1 to 3 treatments, with the average course of treatment being 7 to 10 sessions. The effects of laser therapy are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvement as you proceed through your treatment plan. Each pet is different, and treatments are unique for your cat’s specific needs. It is essential that once you start, you complete the course of treatments recommended by your veterinarian, or symptoms are likely to reoccur.

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