Laser therapy can be extremely effective when it comes to helping reduce pain, increase mobility, or speed up the healing process after an injury. Laser therapy works by stimulating the cells in your pet’s body to supercharge the natural healing process. The process is known as photobiostimulation.
In basic terms, cells die and regenerate constantly— it’s part of normal biology, and it’s an essential process in healing from injuries or illnesses and keeping the body strong. Photobiostimulation means that when new cells regenerate, they do so with improved circulation and an increase of endorphins. This means that not only will your pet heal more quickly, but their pain during the process will also be reduced.
Another benefit of laser therapy is that it involves no incisions, no surgery, no general anesthesia, and no fasting or dietary changes required. It basically amounts to a beam of light being directed at the affected area of your pet’s body for a few minutes at a time. The warm feeling of the light is often a relaxing experience for the pet, and it’s not uncommon for pets to fall asleep during their laser therapy sessions.
Laser therapy or photobiomodulation can be helpful in a wide variety of clinical presentations. These include but are not limited to: Acute soft-tissue injury, wound healing and tissue repair, chronic inflammation such as osteoarthritis and feline stomatitis, intervertebral disc disease, and much more.
We have had many owners who say that they’ve noticed increased mobility and temperament in their pets after just a single laser therapy session.
Please feel free to ask one of our vets at TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Forestbrook about laser therapy. We’ll be happy to give you more information about this promising and powerful form of non-invasive therapy.
That’s right— we offer pet acupuncture. That’s because it’s not just a trendy form of relaxation for human spa days, but actually an ancient and effective form of veterinary medicine.
Veterinary acupuncture has been proven time and time again to reduce and even eliminate a wide range of issues, ailments, and problems with pets. While often not the only treatment we’ll prescribe, when used in conjunction with modern veterinary science, it can be an extremely effective tool in helping your pet heal and increasing its quality of life.
In veterinary acupuncture, very tiny needles are gently and carefully inserted into specific points in the body. This contact with the body’s pressure points results in the release of pain-relief hormones in the body, and triggers a neurological response that releases anti-inflammatory agents. The result is a dramatic reduction in pain and a dramatic acceleration of the healing process.
That said, we understand that the idea of someone poking needles into your pet may not make you feel comfortable.
The practice of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine has been around for literally thousands of years, but is actually relatively new to the veterinary world in the U.S. and other countries.
We have access to Traditional Chinese Medicine, including herbology, through our sister facility TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Bethel in Lake Wylie.
Our animal hospital is located just 26 minutes from downtown Charlotte via I-85 N. We are by Gaston Country Club, easily accessible to the pets of Gaston County and the surrounding areas.