Is your pet experiencing pain from arthritis or any other debilitating condition? If so, we can help treat it with laser therapy. With laser therapy, our goal is to treat pets' discomfort as effectively and efficiently as possible, so that they can return to a pain free and healthy life style.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is an FDA-approved treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to stimulate the body's natural healing ability. This results in a soothing sensation comparable to massage. This typically leaves the pet feeling very relaxed. It's not uncommon to have our patients fall asleep during a treatment with laser. The laser is applied using a hand held probe. This probe is moved over the area of treatment which safely penetrates the skin. This causes an increase in blood flow and oxygen. As a result, pets experience an immediate reduction in pain, inflammation, stiffness and muscle spasms.
Unlike other treatments, laser therapy doesn't require surgery, sedation or medication. The only thing it does require is that both pet and people, wear protective eyewear. Most sessions last around 10 minutes, but can be longer depending on what is being treated. Most patients have immediate pain relief and noticeable healing results within minutes.
Some conditions Laser Therapy treats:
- Gum disease
- Chronic pain
- Hip dysplasia
- Lick granulomas
- Feline asthma and bronchitis
Let's put an end to your pet's pain! Call us today and schedule a consultation by calling 480-508-5515. Together we can see if Laser Therapy is right for your pet!
Cryotherapy and Cryosurgery
Cryotherapy or Cryosurgery is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. Cryotherapy is used to treat numerous disorders, most notably, skin conditions. This therapy does not involve any cutting. Cryotherapy has been around for over two hundred years. The application of intense cold results in the death of the targeted tissue, and numbs the surrounding sensory nerves. This together, reduces pain and discomfort. In humans, this technique is often used in cancer patients, reducing pain and discomfort by temporarily numbing sensory nerves. In animals, the therapy is used to treat tumors in locations where conventional surgery would be difficult.
Cryotherapy/cryosurgery removes the highly irritating tumors or lesions that animals constantly lick, scratch, bite or chew. Some cryotherapy patients are considered high risk due to their age, and aren't recommended for general anesthesia, therefore using the alternative.
How is Cryotherapy performed?
With either a local anesthetic with sedation, or more frequently, with a general anesthetic. Because of the analgesic effect, it may be possible to perform additional treatments without further anesthetics.
Cryotherapy works because of the intense cold that kills bacteria and other germs. This can be advantageous when dealing with infected tissues. Once the freezing occurs, the infected tissue slowly dies and falls off. In some cases, as in the mouth or the anus, the tissue can liquefy, and look green or gangrenous. Gentle bathing of the area is typically all that is needed to remove the sloughing skin. Occasional foul odors can come from the affected tissue. Besides smelling foul, there is generally no discomfort due to the temporary anesthetic effect on the nerve endings. In some advanced, complicated conditions, multiple sessions may be required.
Is Cryotherapy/surgery effective?
Often, it can be curative of the condition. This can depend on the site of the condition.
Small skin tumors and oral tumors are typically cured with just one cryotherapy session.