Here at Abbey Vets we are able to offer innovative laser therapy as an alternative treatment for pain, inflammation, swelling and trauma.
How does it work? – Laser therapy is a completely non-invasive treatment that activates cells to help repair tissues. There are no known side effects to this treatment.
What’s involved? – The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive hand piece in consult by one of our trained laser therapy nurses, with no need for sedation or clipping of the fur. It takes approximately 3-6 minutes per site to be treated. Eye protection will be worn by the laser operator and anyone else in the room, including your pet!
Laser therapy is great for patients suffering with:
- Degenerative joint disease
- Spinal disc disease
- Traumas such as ligament or muscle damage
- Ear disease
- Dental disease
- Post-surgical wounds
- Healing traumatic wounds
The use of laser therapy has been shown to reduce the amount of pain relief needed in these conditions.
Treatments may be covered by some insurance companies, so we recommend getting in contact with your pets insurer to see if your policy will cover it.
If you think your pet could benefit from laser therapy, please give the practice a ring at Shrewsbury on 01743 232713.