Healing their pain, changing their life
How does it work?
Laser therapy or ‘photobiomodulation’ is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infra-red) to create theraputic effects. Laser energy is absorbed, increasing local circulation and thereby drawing oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an ideal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain.
Positive effects on the body
- Improves and promotes healing
- Relieves pain and reduces spasm
- Increases joint flexibilty
- Reduces symptoms of Osteoarthritis
- Improves peripheral microcirculationBeneficial for animals
Beneficial for animals
- Faster patient comfort
- Deep penetration
- Delivers more laser energy to the taget tissues
- Shorter treatment times
- Shorter patient recovery time
There is no patient sedation or restraint required, the experience is comforting for your pet. No fur needs to be clipped.
Your pet will need to find a comfortable position whether it be standing, sitting or lying down. The laser will then be used for the required treatment time which can vary between 1 – 8 minutes per area of your pet. The machine itself does beep, this is just to inform us what treatment phase the laser is on. You will be present wit your pet and will be asked to put on some safety goggles while the laser is in use. Once the treatment is finished your pet will recieve a tasty treat.
So all you and your pet have to do is sit back and relax!
What conditions can the K Laser be used to treat?
There are multiple conditions the k laser can be used for, here is a short list of a handful of the most common conditions:
Head and Neck
- Dental Extractions
- Otitis (Acute/Chronic)
- Aural Haematoma’s
- Lick Granuloma’s
- Decubitus Ulcers
- Anal Saculitis
- Tail Fractures
- Post Op wounds
- Moist Dermititis (Hot Spots)
- Dog/Cat Bites
- Hip Dysplasia
- Lick Granuloma’s
- Ruptured Cruciate
Frequently asked questions
Are there any side effects?
No, sometimes your pet may show signs of stiffness a day or two after their treatment, this is just while the body adjusts to K Laser therapy
Does it hurt? What will my pet feel?
No, it does not hurt. Your pet will feel a warm soothing/tingling sensation and will feel a great sense of pain reduction after their first visit.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatment time per area can vary anywhere between 1 – 8 minutes (depending on the s
ize of your pet)
Can my pet recieve K Laser therapy whilst undergoing other forms of treatment?
Yes, K Laser therapy treatment is frequently used with other forms of therpay including Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy and Massage.
How many treatments will my pet need?
This can vary, chronic problems such as arthritis benefit from recieving treatments 2 – 3 times a week, gradually reducing this to once every 1 – 4 weeks as improvement is seen. Acute conditions may be treated daily and reduced as improvement is seen until desired healing is reached. The nurses create a personalised treatment plan specific to your pet’s condition.