Treating Acute and Chronic Pain with Pet Laser Therapy

Pain is not only uncomfortable for your pet; it can also become debilitating and shorten their life. At Animal Medical Center of the Village in Houston, we offer pet laser therapy as a viable solution to alleviate pain. We understand how difficult it can be to see your pet struggling to do things that once came easily. Therefore our team is committed to doing everything possible to improve their condition. Laser therapy is an effective modality that uses light particles at varying wavelengths to heal and repair at the cellular level. We can treat a large number of acute and chronic health problems without the need for invasive surgery or drugs. Furthermore, our therapeutic laser technology is completely safe and painless for pets. The light our laser emits produces a soothing warmth that can help your companion feel more relaxed. 


What to Expect During A Laser Therapy Session

A trained technician will perform your pet's laser therapy procedure. This treatment does not require sedation. Therefore, your pet can relax while our technician gently massages the emitter (the handheld device emitting the laser light) over painful or damaged areas. The emitted laser particles improve metabolic activity in your pet's cells, encouraging energy production. This speeds up the healing process, and also reduces pain and inflammation. 

Your pet's condition and response to treatment will determine the number of sessions they'll need to see results. Thus, acute conditions such as injuries to the outer tissues or surgical incisions can usually be treated in just one session. For chronic problems including arthritis, hip dysplasia, degenerative disc disease and ear infections, multiple laser therapy sessions may be necessary. 

However, individual sessions should take no more than 10-20 minutes. You and your pet will be required to wear protective goggles as a safety precaution.

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What We Can Treat with Laser Therapy

The following conditions that are treatable with pet laser therapy include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Lick granulomas
  • Infections
  • Wounds
  • Surgical incisions
  • Inflammation
  • Acute and chronic otitis
  • Gingivitis

If your pet is experiencing acute or chronic pain or is recovering from surgery, we can help! Furthermore, we can offer recommendations to supplement your pet's treatment to provide them with the best results. Find out more about pet laser therapy by giving us a call or setting up an appointment at (713) 524-3800.

Just the kindest, pet centered vets in town! They have been so responsive and so they treat exotics. Nice to have one place for all of our animals - Dachshund, Lab, Great Pyrenees and our Flemish Giant rabbit.
Chrissy D

Brought my bearded dragon as a first time visitor. The staff was so nice and helpful! I felt very comfortable. The doctors and assistants were also knowledgeable and took time to make sure I was providing the right care for my Tomo.
Christina S

The staff is amazing here. They helped get my #1 back to his normal, healthy self. Everyone of was kind, helpful, and attentative. 10/10 would recommend.
Hanna K

I also love that you treat so many kinds of animals! We have taken you ferrets, a chicken, a pot bellied pig and ofcourse, dogs. You have done an excellent job with all. I would (and do often!) heartily recommend this clinic. Thank you being so good at your job!
Salise S

Took our Berber Skink in this weekend and was totally impressed by the caring staff. Dr. Jordan did a great job in diagnosing Skittles' problems. Kim was very patient in explaining what we needed to do to bring him back to health. We would highly recommend them for all your pet family members.
Sonja H

Extremely professional staff, yet personable. Genuine care and concern is something that I noticed on my first visit, which will keep me coming back.
Phillip E

I took my lionhead dwarf rabbit for an initial wellness checkup today and loved Dr. Jordan and Kim! I'm glad to have established Kiki's care here and highly recommend Animal Medical Center of the Village!
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