Diagnostics

LASER THERAPY

At Hickory Small Animal Hospital, your pet is our priority. We are proud to be one of the few veterinary hospitals in the area offering Laser Therapy for dogs and cats.

Laser therapy is a non-surgical and pain-free process. This drug-free treatment, utilizes a laser light that deeply penetrates into the skin and tissue layers of your pet. The non-invasive laser promotes healing and increases the regeneration of tissues, by stimulating cellular energy and metabolic processes.

Learn more about the benefits of laser therapy here.

Pain Relief

    Laser therapy is effectively used to relieve pain from the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Ligament/Muscle/Tendon Tears
  • Fractures
  • Anal Glands
  • General Pain Management

Skin Problems

    If your pet is suffering from the following skin issues, laser therapy may be utilized to treat:

  • Lick Granulomas
  • Hot Spots
  • Otitis Externa
  • Inflammation

Laser Therapy Sessions

    In order to achieve maximum benefit and success, a series of visits are required. Most cases see improvement after their first session, and steadily improves over the next 12-24 hours. Very often, clients are able to cut back or completely eliminate pain medications they had been administering to their pets as mobility increases and pain reduces.

    Laser Therapy not only treats specific conditions, but can aid in the healing process of other ailments. Some of these conditions include:

  • Wounds
  • Bites
  • Abrasions
  • Burns and Lesions
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Dental Procedures

How Long Does it Take?

No two animals are the same. Our Laser Therapy treatment plans are custom-made, per specific needs. Each individual session is completed in under 20 minutes. The amount of time may vary based on the number of areas being treated during that session.

Please call our office today to discuss your pet's special needs.