Laser Therapy

If you are a pet owner, you want the best care possible for your pet. You do not want to see your pet in pain and discomfort. Here at Santaluz Animal Care in Rancho Santa Fe, we use advanced veterinary treatments including cold laser therapy, laser surgery, stem cell therapy, and PRP therapy to treat your pet from inflammation and pain. We have staff who are Fear Free certified so that your pet does not have to feel scared or stressed during the procedure. Our veterinarians will make sure that your pet is comfortable as possible.

Laser Therapy

What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is used to stimulate your pet’s cells to promote healing and alleviate pain that your pet may be experiencing. This is an alternative procedure since surgical lasers are meant to cut tissues and this kind of laser therapy does not.

If you want to know the science behind it, the best explanation is this: Laser therapy applies focused light energy at a dog or cat's cellular level. When used properly, it allows molecules within soft tissue cells to absorb the energy and transform it, increasing cell metabolism and stimulating tissue repair.

Cold laser therapy has been utilized for decades, but in the last few years, laser therapy has truly found its place in mainstream veterinary medicine. Better yet, it's done with nothing more than a handheld wand and is an easy, noninvasive, and completely painless procedure.

What is Laser Therapy Used For?

Laser therapy has proven especially useful for treating wounds, inflammation, arthritis, and tendon and muscle injury. Most veterinarians or animal therapy centers use it almost extensively to reduce pain and inflammation and speed healing of muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Lately, therapeutic laser has been incorporated into treatments for all types of conditions. This includes edema (or swelling), lick granulomas (also known as acral lick dermatitis, a skin disorder), nervous system injuries, neurologic conditions, and so much more. 

Here's What Else You Should Know About Cold Laser Therapy

Your pet will have to wear protective goggles to shield his or her eyes during the appointment. Then, there's nothing left for your furry friend to do except sit back, relax, and enjoy a bit of pampering.

The software on many therapy lasers helps our veterinarians or vet technicians to calibrate the proper treatment for each animal and length of each session. We determine how long the treatment will be by factoring in your pet’s weight, the medical issue, and area to be treated.

Although improvement may be seen after the first treatment, sometimes it can take multiple sessions to see results. Your pet's condition will help us determine how often laser therapy is needed.

If you are looking for an alternative treatment to reduce your pets' pain, then call Santaluz Animal Care for your pets' laser therapy appointment at (858) 250-5590. Dr. Laura Greenlee Johnson and her staff at Santaluz Animal Care look forward to caring for  you loved ones in the Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, Del Sur, San Diego  and the surrounding areas, treats dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, some reptiles, and small farm animals. Call today!