Pet Laser therapy


Laser Therapy Services

Kittery Animal Hospital is proud to offer a variety of integrative procedures including laser therapy. Laser therapy can help treat many acute and chronic conditions, relieve pain, decrease inflammation, increase healing time and improve the overall quality of a pet's life.

Laser Therapy can be used for:

  • Skin wounds and injuries
  • Tendons, muscle or ligament injuries
  • Injuries to the nervous system
  • Trigger points
  • Arthritis
  • Intervertebral and cervical disc disease
  • Surgical incisions
  • Gum inflammation after a dental cleaning

How does laser therapy work?

Lasers are used in many ways in veterinary medicine. The term “laser” is an acronym that means “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation,” and describes a device that changes the physiology of cells and tissue by means of light (photons). Therapeutic lasers use low levels of light energy to help reduce pain and inflammation, relax muscle, increase circulation and improve your pet’s comfort.

Laser therapy “kickstarts” your pet’s healing and has the ability to:

  • Speed up the healing of infections
  • Increase mobility in pets with stiff, achy joints
  • Improve blood circulation to the affected areas throughout the body
  • Reduce pain, inflammation and swelling

When will I see results?

Many acute conditions are easier to treat, such as a small laceration, and may require a single treatment of laser therapy. Chronic health problems will likely require multiple treats because they are more complex. Results vary by patient.

Interested in setting up a laser therapy session for your pet? Call our office or send us a request via the PetDesk app!