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Cold Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as cold laser is the painless application of infrared light that can effectively treat a variety of painful veterinary conditions. The biochemical effect of the low-level light increases the production of cellular energy and thus promotes cellular regeneration, production of collagen for tissue repair, and vascular dilation and synthesis for better circulation. This effect is know as photobiomodulation and encourages production of the body’s endorphins which is why cold laser is a helpful tool in managing chronic pain in pets.  Other common applications include wound healing, post-surgical incisions, edema, management of degenerative joint disease, skin infections, lick granulomas, ear infections, gingivitis, trigger points, rattle snake bite wounds and trauma. Duration of treatment and number sessions varies based on the condition and response to therapy.  This new technology has been very exciting for our patients in helping them heal faster.