Laser Therapy for Dogs and Cats in Boulder, CO

Consult with your vet to see if your pet is a candidate for laser therapy!

Boulder Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer an alternative form of pain management and healing for dogs and cats in the shape of our Companion Animal Health Laser. Laser therapy is a gentle, versatile, and easy-to-use treatment that pets of all sizes can experience if it meets their needs. All pets are different, and we believe they deserve to have more options for treatment. We offer laser therapy for dogs and cats as an integrative modality, meaning it can be used alongside other forms of treatment such as medication, supplements, and prescription diets.

Why is Laser Therapy a Good Treatment Option for Pets?

There are several important reasons why laser therapy might be a great option for your dog or cat:

It is completely drug-free, with no risk of side effects

It is non-invasive, so there’s no discomfort or downtime for your pet

It can be used to treat all manner of conditions apart from certain cancers

It is painless and gentle, and may even put your pet to sleep

Results are cumulative, so with each treatment, the healing effect increases

Laser therapy is backed by a tremendous amount of research and positive patient outcomes

Older dogs

How Does Laser Therapy Work on Dogs and Cats?

Our therapeutic laser uses a process called “photobiomodulation” to treat our patients as an alternative to drugs or surgical procedures. The handheld laser device emits specific doses of light energy to treat affected areas. The light energy does not irritate or burn the skin; instead, it painlessly penetrates through the layers of skin and muscle to interact with the affected tissues at the cellular level. This kicks off a process of cell regeneration and repair.

The goal of using laser therapy to treat your pet is to achieve one or more of the following outcomes, depending on their condition:

  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Increased circulation
  • Increased healing of damaged tissue
  • Increased mobility
  • Improved quality of life

Laser therapy can be utilized to improve a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone fractures
  • Surgical sites (for better post-op recovery)
  • Ear infections
  • Gingivitis
  • Stomatitis
  • Rhinitis/sinusitis
  • Back/joint pain
  • Lick granulomas
  • Lacerations and burn injuries

Get the best care for your best friend.

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