Karingal Vet Hospital

328 Cranbourne Road, Frankston, VIC, 3199

P: (03) 9789 3444

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Pet Laser Therapy

For over forty years, laser therapy has been used as an alternative treatment. Pet laser therapy is sterile, needle- and pain-free. Laser therapy provides relief from inflammation such as that seen with fractures and other injuries, skin wounds, and arthritis.

What does the treatment involve?

Using a small, non-invasive hand piece (like a wand) a trained member of staff administers an infrared light to the affected area. The light is warm, soft and relaxing. The light goes deep into the animal’s tissue to stimulate cell metabolism and energy transfer. The infrared light increases circulation, drawing the required nutrients, oxygen and water to the targeted area. Increased cellular function helps cells heal, tissue to repair, swelling to go down and pain to decrease.

Lasers therapy allows a focused treatment on specific areas without affecting surrounding tissue. Focused laser light can penetrate deeper than other treatments, allowing for more localised management of arthritis and joint pain. Pet laser therapy is a non-traumatic approach to palliative arthritic care and a recommended aspect of our multimodal treatment plan.

Lasers are gentle and non-invasive. The treatment can be administered with minimal fuss, hair does not need to be clipped and the animal does not need to be sedated. Immediately, most animals find the treatment soothing, like a gentle massage.

What outcomes can I expect?

Pets that have undergone laser therapy for arthritic and joint pain have experienced greater mobility and higher levels of comfort from the first session.

Geriatric patients undergoing pet laser therapy experience greater quality of life and increased strength and range of motion.

Laser therapy reduces pain and swelling following trauma, surgery or infection.
Following trauma, laser therapy speeds up the healing process and improves your pet’s range of movement.

From the start, pets often feel more comfortable and less anxious

After one session, clients can already notice a reduction in pain and inflammation. Skin conditions such as hot spots and acute moist dermatitis start to dry out. Because of the reduction in pain and swelling, your pet’s mood and mobility should also improve.

After a few more sessions, your pet will have greater mood and mobility as their pain and inflammation continue to diminish.

After a number of laser treatments, pets often feel more comfortable and less anxious, with improvements in mood, mobility and overall wellbeing.

Faster healing times

Laser therapy stimulates your pet’s natural healing capabilities, speeding up the healing process. If your pet has recently undergone surgery, including tooth extraction, or is sporting a wound, a cut or a bite, we may recommend they undertake laser therapy to speed up the healing process and provide some safe, much-needed pain relief.

Can any vet perform pet laser therapy?

All our staff are trained in the use of laser therapy. In most cases one of our veterinary nurses will perform the treatment under the direction of the veterinarians.

What conditions can it help?

Laser therapy can benefit animals with a range of issues, including skin complaints, neurological disorders, muscle spasms, stiffness, wounds, injuries and tissue trauma, and joint pain/ arthritis.

Laser therapy stimulates your pet’s natural healing abilities so there are no side effects. Non-intrusive, laser therapy is suitable for most pets regardless of their age.

• Post-Surgery pain relief and healing
• Wounds
• Inflammation
• Arthritis
• Tooth extraction pain relief and healing
• Bites and cuts
• Allergies
• Geriatric care
• Acute conditions
• Infections
• Periodontal disease
• Degenerative joint disease
• Feline acne
• Lick granulomas
• Hip dysplasia
• Skin conditions
• Sprains, strains and fractures
• Tendonitis
• Chronic conditions

If your pet suffers from any of these conditions, contact one of our friendly staff today to discuss what options are available.

328 Cranbourne Road, Frankston, VIC, 3199

P: (03) 9789 3444

The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 6 days a week.

Our hours are

- 8am-6pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-5pm Saturday,
- Closed on Sundays,

* We are closed on public holidays.