Southshore Animal Hospital now offers laser therapy, an innovative, painless, drug-free treatment that reduces pain and promotes healing for pets that have wounds, surgical incisions, burns, snake bites, and more.
Laser therapy uses light energy that is absorbed in the tissue and cells of a pet during treatment. In the course of each treatment, energy from the laser increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. It can also accelerate tissue repair and cell growth, improve circulation and nerve function, reduce scar tissue formation, and help the immune system fend off infection. Laser therapy causes no adverse effects on healthy cells. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved, allowing your pet to quickly return to his or her normal activities.
Pain management is another excellent application of our therapy laser. In the past, conditions such as osteoarthritis could only be treated with the use of medications such as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Today, however, laser therapy is an excellent drug-free alternative that may provide relief without the use of medication.
If you live in Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, or New Orleans, Louisiana, and you think your pet may benefit from laser therapy treatments, please schedule an appointment to have your pet evaluated by one of our knowledgeable veterinarians.