Class IV Deep Tissue Laser therapy uses a beam of light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photobiomodulation”, which leads to reduced pain, inflammation, and increased healing speed.  Much like sunlight helps a plant produce energy, laser therapy helps energize your pet’s cells.  This drug-free, side effect free, treatment can be used as an adjunct to your pet’s prescribed treatment plan.

This modality effectively treats a wide variety of conditions including pre-surgical, post-surgical, acute, and chronic disease states. It is a surgery-free, drug-free, non invasive treatment.

Clinical Applications

Laser therapy can effectively reduce pain and inflammation associated with a variety of acute and chronic conditions, including:

It has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions. 

Acute Conditions

  • Wounds
  • Allergies
  • Infection
  • Cuts/Bites
  • Inflammations
  • Tooth Extraction Site Pain Relief
  • Sprains, Strains, and Fractures
  • Post-Surgical Healing and Pain Relief

Chronic Conditions

  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Geriatric Care
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Feline Acne
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Otitis
  • And more..

What are the treatments like?

Your pet is placed on a soft pad either sitting or lying down, and a handpiece is passed over your pets injury.  Depending on your pets condition a contact or non-contact applicator will be used. Your pet will feel a gentle soothing warmth as their pain is eased.  Treatments take a matter of minutes and require no clipping or shaving of your pet’s fur.  Most pets are very relaxed, and some even fall asleep.

Your pet, you, and the technician delivering the treatment will all be wearing eye protection during the treatment, so make sure you snap a picture of your pet wearing their “doggles”!

What are the costs?

Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition.  Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity, and cost.  It can be used to enhance other treatment recommended by your veterinarian.

Consult your vet to see if Laser Treatment can work for your pet.

For an overview of a Laser Therapy Treatment being explained by our Dr. Arlene Mckinstry, follow the link:

Click the link for an overview on how Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy can affect cells: