Dominion Valley Animal Hospital is proud to be the only practice in the Greater Haymarket Area to offer laser therapy for pets!
Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive and drug-free therapy used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds or simply aging, your companion will benefit from this revolutionary new approach to pain management.
How It Works
Laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cells, producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. Lasers continue to promote healing by supporting vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation also releases the body’s own pain-relieving hormones and enhances the body’s ability to heal itself.
Treatments are a safe and relaxing experience for pets, and many actually fall asleep during the session! The process generally takes between 5-10 minutes, with most patients seeing positive effects after 3-5 uses, although exactly how many your pet may need will depend upon the type and severity of the condition being treated. The treatment continues to relieve pain and fight inflammation for up to 24 hours following the session.
Laser therapy can also be used to enhance other treatment plans recommended by our veterinarians. Want to know if laser therapy can benefit your pet? Call us for an appointment at (703) 753-4444.