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Painted Sky Veterinary Services is proud to offer therapeutic laser via a class IV Companion CTX laser. Laser therapy is a drug free, surgery-free non-invasive treatment that has been proven over the last forty years to be beneficial in treating a wide array of clinical conditions. The conditions that laser can be used for include:
• Acute Conditions
• Cuts/ Bites
• Tooth Extraction Pain Relief
• Sprains, Strains & Fractures
• Post-Surgical Healing / Pain Relief
• Chronic Conditions
• Degenerative Joint Disease
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease
• Periodontal Disease
• Lick Granulomas
• Geriatric Care
• Hip Dysplasia
• Feline Acne
You may be asking yourself, how does laser treatment work? The Companion therapy laser system sends photons, or packets of light energy, deep into tissue without damaging it. These photons are absorbed within the mitochondria of the cells and induce a chemical change called “photo-bio-modulation”. This light energy then inspires production of ATP in the cell. ATP is the fuel, or energy, cells need for repair and rejuvenation. Impaired or injured cells do not make this fuel at an optimal rate. Increased ATP production leads to healthier cells, healthier tissue, and healthier animals. In short laser therapy is used to reduce pain, reduce inflammation and increase the body’s speed of healing.
Typically treatments take an average of about 5-10min and your pet feels no discomfort, only slight warmth of the treated area, during this time.
Several of our patients with severe arthritis have dramatically improved with multi-modal treatment including laser therapy, most to the point of being able to stop administering anti-inflammatory drugs to keep discomfort away.
Want to learn more? Please visit http://www.litecure.com/companion/
To schedule a mobility assessment or to see if laser is the right treatment for your pet, please call to schedule an appointment at 715-268-8131.