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The Benefits of Laser Therapy

There are many rehabilitative techniques that can be used to help your pet recover from surgery or an injury. Laser therapy, although established over 40 years ago, is just now starting to emerge as a touted rehabilitation technique to help speed recovery and alleviate pain. Below, let's take a closer look at the benefits of laser therapy. Speak with a veterinarian at Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton if you think laser therapy could help your pet.

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy for pets is sometimes referred to as "cold laser" therapy because of the low-intensity laser used. The laser is aimed at the area on your pet's body that requires healing. The laser helps to promote ATP in the body. ATP is effectively a fuel that cells use to spark regeneration. When the cells begin to replicate, many symptoms of the injury are alleviated. Pets that undergo laser therapy have decreased pain, swelling, and their muscles begin to relax. When used in combination with other rehabilitative therapy techniques, laser therapy is able to significantly speed up your pet's recovery process.

Benefits of Laser Therapy

Probably the best benefit of laser therapy is that it is a non-invasive option to help heal pets. Laser therapy can be used to heal surgical wounds, broken bones, sprains and strains. The laser is completely painless and most dogs seem to enjoy the laser because it emits a warming sensation on the body. Laser therapy can also be used for aging pets and can help with arthritis and other degenerative diseases. Because laser therapy can help your pet heal faster your pet will have reduced time on pain medication and have a quicker time getting back to the activities he or she loves to do.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Valley Animal Hospital, located in Clifton, New Jersey, cares about improving your pet's health. We offer laser therapy services to help promote cell generation and healing. We are conveniently located at 1171 Valley Rd, Clifton, NJ, 07013. If you are looking for a veterinarian to help your pet recover give us a call today at 973-509-5225. We are always eager to welcome new pets into our veterinary family.

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