Laser Therapy for Pets
Laser Therapy for Pets
Not many people are aware of how common laser therapy is becoming for cats and dogs. Dr. Yetter and the staff here at Prairie Ridge Veterinary Clinic are using it more and more frequently with patients, both canine and feline. Laser therapy can be used on practically any condition or disease that causes pain and/or inflammation.
How Does it Work?
Laser therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate the tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response inside the cell called “photo-bio-modulation”, which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, increased circulation, increased healing speed, and helps restore normal cellular function.
The laser light is delivered through a noninvasive hand-piece to treat the affected area. Your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth during treatment. Most treatments only take a matter of minutes. There’s more good news! There is no need to shave or clip the area to be treated and the dog or cat does not need to be sedated or heavily restrained during treatment.
Some pets may feel better immediately following their first treatment. However, many conditions do require multiple sessions; especially pets suffering from chronic conditions, such as arthritis. Laser therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment option, but is most effective when used as a complement to traditional modalities of healing and pain management.
Conditions for Treatment
Laser therapy has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and both acute and chronic conditions. Some of the best aspects of laser therapy are it’s noninvasive, surgery-free, and drug-free! Laser therapy can also be used in conjunction with other treatments recommended by your veterinarian.
- Tooth Extraction Pain Relief
- Sprains, Strains, and Fractures
- Post-Surgical Healing and Pain Relief
- Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Periodontal Disease
- Lick Granulomas
- Geriatric Care
- Hip Dysplasia
- Feline Acne
- and more…!
Laser therapy is becoming more and more popular because it improves your pet’s quality of life and if your pet is happy, you’re happy too! If you have any questions or think that your pet could benefit from laser therapy, please let us know. We are happy to discuss the therapeutic laser with you.
“Dr. Yetter’s professional & compassionate care enabled us to have Lady as a member of our family for over 17 years. Through his knowledge, extensive research, and willingness to reach out, he provided Lady with a long quality life in spite of numerous health issues. We are eternally grateful.”
— Diane & Terry Svob
“Dr. Yetter and the staff at Prairie Ridge have given excellent care to my family of pets for about 20 years. I always feel comfortable asking questions and knowing I will get complete, caring answers. Dr. Yetter researches to find the best treatment options. My cats and dog are family to me, and we trust Prairie Ridge Veterinary Clinic.”
“We are so grateful for the hard work and extra research Dr. Yetter did for our Tansy-cat to find out why she wasn’t eating. If there is a time when your most precious friend is ill and you need to trust someone to care for them, Dr. Yetter is definitely that person! He went above and beyond to do everything he could to save our beautiful Tansy.”
— Tom & Bev Berberett
“My pets have been patients of Dr. Yetter and his great staff for many years, and I have always been grateful for their efficiency and helpfulness. Having good care right here in Havana is a big plus!”
— Jan McFarlin
“I began to bring in my labs into PRVC when I started working there, and was happy to have such a caring and knowledgeable doctor to take care of two of my best friends. It always amazes me just how much care goes into each and every animal, let alone the perseverance of Dr. Yetter and staff (I should call them family) in working out how to treat each and every problem.”
— Chris Johnson