Laser therapy for animals like dog and cats provides a non-invasive treatment that is used for a variety of conditions. Laser Therapy can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols, and can act as a support therapy or an outright solution to some conditions. It stimulates the body to heal from within!
Laser therapy produces a photochemical response to damaged or dysfunctional tissue. This allows for a rapid reaction, and many pets can see improvement within hours after treatment. The procedure is completely non-invasive, with no needles or tools that can often frighten animals and make the weary of visiting a vet hospital or seeing a veterinarian. And since the whole idea of treatment is for the animal to receive a stress-free and improved quality of life, a drug-free and surgery-free technique like laser therapy is often a great solution to other methods that have failed or not worked well with a pet.
Yes, it was cleared by the FDA in 2003. Class IV Laser therapy has become normal care for many musculoskeletal injuries in animals. Evidence-based clinics are confident using laser therapy in their practices due to the growing literature supporting its efficacy, and recent endorsements of the technology by multiple professional organizations has also generated use.