Laser treatment is for dogs and cats, the machine employs deep-penetrating light to promote a chain of chemical reactions,
this is known as photobiostimulation. The laser is used to help relieve pain through the release of endorphins and stimulate cells to heal at an accelerated rate. The Pet Wellness Center of Southern Illinois uses a therapeutic laser for therapy on pets with the following: Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries, post-surgical and soft tissue trauma, back pain, ear infections, Hot Spots and open wounds, Arthritis/ Hip Dysplasia, Degenerative Disk Disease, and Anal Gland infections. When it comes to using the laser for pain relief the goal is to reduce inflammation through Ovasodilation (the opening of blood vessels), and by activating the lymphatic drainage system. This drains the swollen areas, which reduces the pain associated with these areas. The laser stimulates nerve cells that block pain signals, which reduces nerve sensitivity. Laser therapy helps alleviate pain, stimulate the healing process which speeds up healing, strengthens muscle and tissue, improves mobility and helps enhance your pet's quality of life. The process of using the laser is relatively quick and normally takes between 3-10 minutes. We offer doing a single laser treatment, a series of 6 treatments or a series of 10 treatments. Pets typically start feeling better after the 1st to 3rd treatment depending on the severity of the condition we are treating. This is a quick and painless process for your pet to get on a quicker road to recovery. Laser treatments for pets has no known side effects. If you have any other questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our clinic to set up an appointment.