What is Cold Laser?

Cold laser uses a beam of light to stimulate damaged cells to produce more energy. The overall cellular function is increased, allowing for rapid absorption of nutrients, elimination of wastes, and reproduction of new cells. The new cellular activity aids in:

  • Alleviating chronic or acute pain
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Reducing swelling
  • Increasing circulation
  • Speeding up healing and recovery
  • Release of endorphin, the body’s natural pain reliever

What are the treatments like?

After our veterinarian has prescribed a treatment regimen, treatments are performed by a technician (owners can be in the room during treatment with their pet if they like). The laser is applied directly to the surface of the skin or held just above the skin if direct contact is too painful or it is an open wound. Therapy usually needs multiple administrations within the first one to two weeks of treatment. After the initial set, treatments are spread progressively further apart until the maintenance level needed by your pet is reached.

Are there any risks involved?

There are no known side effects from the administration of cold laser therapy. Technicians administering treatment and owners present during therapy must wear protective eye wear. Depending on the dog and the area in which laser is being used, we may also have the dog wear “Doggles” for eye safety!

What laser is used at your clinic?

We use the Companion Therapy Laser. Companion offers the most technologically advanced and powerful Class IV Veterinary Laser Therapy treatments available to treat small animal conditions.

Healthy Paws Cold Laser Success Stories:

Bronx (age 8) came in with a torn ACL. Due to several other factors (age, overall health, etc), it was determined he was not a good candidate for standard surgery. With medication management, supplements, and regular Cold Laser sessions, we were able to manage Bronx’s condition without surgery!

Truman (16) and his brother Ollie (13) both received regular cold laser sessions to aid with arthritis and pain management.

Charles BARKley was diagnosed with Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) at the age of only 3. While his condition is not severe enough to warrant surgery at this time, he experiences intermittent flare-ups of pain. Regular Cold Laser sessions help manage his pain.