McKinney Animal Hospital
4630 W. Eldorado Pkwy
McKinney, TX 75070
Mon-Fri 7 am – 6 pm
Sat 8 am – 12 pm
Because of the many benefits of laser therapy, McKinney Animal Hospital is proud to offer this non-invasive treatment option for our patients. Laser therapy is an affordable, surgery free, and drug free treatment to reduce pain and inflammation, and increase speed of healing. Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photo-bio-modulation,” which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing speed. Any condition that causes swelling and pain can be treated with laser. Most treatments take from 3-8 minutes, and are frequently conducted in conjunction with other forms of rehabilitation therapy.
Laser therapy can treat a variety of conditions. Acute conditions that respond to laser therapy include wounds, allergies, infections, cuts and bites, tooth extraction pain, sprains, strains and fractures, and post-surgical incisions. Some chronic conditions that respond to laster therapy are degenerative joint disease, inflammatory bowel disease, periodontal disease, lick granulomas, hip dysplasia, feline acne, tendonitis, arthritis, and otitis.
You may wonder what your pet will feel while undergoing laser therapy. Patients do not need to be sedated or restrained, and your pet will likely not feel the laser treatment. Human patients will often say they feel a pleasant tingling at the treatment site, but laser therapy causes no heating or burning. Soon after the first treatment, your pet may move with less pain or have a more relaxed stride and better range of motion. Often a series of treatments will be necessary, but the healing process begins right away. As a noninvasive treatment with no side effects, laser therapy is ideal for treating post operative patients, and can be used to treat long-term, degenerative conditions instead of pharmaceuticals.