Does your pet suffer from a medical condition that causes discomfort or hinders his or her ability to get around, such as arthritis or hip dysplasia? Has your furry family member recently undergone surgery or suffered an injury? All of these conditions, and many more, can successfully be treated with laser therapy.

As part of our commitment to always remaining on top of the latest advances in veterinary medicine, Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center is pleased to offer this innovative treatment option, allowing our clients to provide their beloved animal companions with the most comprehensive care available.

What exactly is laser therapy?

Laser therapy involves the use of a small, handheld device which emits an intense beam of light. The light, or laser, penetrates tissue and targets areas of the body that have been injured or are experiencing pain. Laser therapy is becoming the treatment method of choice for many pet parents because it offers many benefits, such as:

  • Painless
  • Non-invasive
  • Drug-free
  • Quick
  • No known side effects

What can laser therapy be used for?

The therapeutic laser can be used to treat a broad spectrum of injuries and ailments. It has been proven to be highly effective in minimizing pain, reducing inflammation, improving mobility and speeding the healing process following injury or surgery.

Some of the conditions we can user laser therapy to treat include:

  • Chronic or acute pain
  • Arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sprains and strains
  • Injuries to the muscles, tendons and/or ligaments
  • Rehabilitation
  • Wound healing
  • Dental conditions
  • Much more…

How many treatments will my pet need?

One of the many benefits of laser therapy is how quickly results can be seen – in many cases, after just one treatment. The number and frequency of sessions that your pet will require in order to achieve optimum results, however, will depend on a number of unique factors. Our experienced doctors can provide you with a detailed treatment recommendation once your pet has been properly evaluated.

When can I get started?

If your animal friend suffers from any of the above listed ailments, recently underwent surgery or suffered an injury, or just appears to be experiencing pain in everyday life, we invite you to start a conversation with us about the possibility of laser therapy. We’ll be happy to discuss your pet’s specific needs and help you determine if the therapeutic laser could be beneficial in helping them enjoy a happier, more comfortable life.