Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital

10855 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048

(480)893-0533

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Laser Therapy Medical Servicesmedical services at Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital

Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital is a complete small animal veterinary facility and a full-service boarding and day care facility.  We offer many important speciality services such as laser therapy, surgery, dentistry, endoscopy, digital x-ray, ultrasound, acupuncture, and EKG. Schedule an appointment today!

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy at Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital

Laser Therapy at Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital and Pet ResortAhwatukee Animal Care Hospital proudly offers cutting edge laser therapy for your pet.  Just as laser therapy is extremely useful in treating many health conditions in humans, it is also an effective way of treating some conditions in pets.  Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours, depending on the condition and your pet's treatment response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.  

What is Laser Therapy?

laser therapy is a biochemical and photochemical treatment for pain, allergies and promotes healing and reduces inflammationLaser therapy works by infusing cells with light energy called ATP.  Cells that are impaired are not producing the proper amount of energy, so adding ATP to the cells causes them to be healthier.  This reduces the pain for your pet. Lasers have a biochemical and photochemical effect (called "photo-bio-modualtion") on living cells.  These photons stimulate each individual cell to revitalize and reactivate its own healing processes through a biochemical cascade of events.  Class IV deep tissue laser therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it.  

Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment to reduce pain, reduce inflammation, and speed healing.  It is not painful and requires no anesthetic.  Laser therapy has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.

How it Works

laser therapy at Ahwatukee Animal Care HospitalLaser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated to respond with a higher rate of metabolism.  This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.  

The laser light is delivered through a noninvasive hand piece to treat the affected area(s). Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warm sensation that they may even find relaxing. Response time varies, but most owners see a difference after only a few treatments.  Therapy sessions can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the area(s) being treated. These sessions are performed in a quiet, comfortable room.

Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition.  Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity, and cost.  We always provide treatment estimates prior to beginning therapy.

A more detailed explanation can be seen here: 

Benefits of Laser Therapy Include:

Reduced pain

Reduced inflammation

Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth

Improved circulation

Ahwatukee Animal Care hospital offers laser therapy
Increased cellular metabolic activity

Decreased fibrous tissue formation

Improved nerve function

Accelerated wound healing

Stimulates acupuncture points and trigger points

Pain relief makes for a happier pet and improves the pet's quality of life

Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital uses laser therapy for pain management, reducing inflammation, speeding healing and recovery, treating a variety of medical problems

 

Conditions That Respond Best to Laser Therapy Include:

Allergies

Anal gland inflammation

Arthritis (or any type of pain)

Degenerative Joint Disease

Dental disease (gingivitis/stomatitis)

Tooth extraction pain relief

Ear infections

Geriatric care

General pain

Hematomas and hot spots

Hip Dysplasia

Infections

Inflammations

laser therapy to treat allergies, arthritis, degenerative joint disease, ear infections, infections, inflammations, pain
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Intervertebral disc disease

Lick Granulomas 

Post surgical pain and healing

Rehabilitation

Skin disorders

Sprains, strains, and fractures

Tendonitis

Wound healing

And more...

Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital treats injuries, wounds, medical conditions with laser therapy

Indeed, laser therapy can be used to treat a number of different conditions in animals, including injuries, wounds, fractures, dermatological issues, trauma, neurological conditions, and pain.  It is safe, fast, painless, and has no side effects  Pets with chronic conditions see improvement in as few as 3 treatment sessions.

What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?

laser therapy at Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital

Simply put, it provides relief.  As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet may initially experience, will dissipate.

Watch a video of an actual treatment: 

What are some signs that my senior pet can benefit from laser therapy?

Many of our laser therapy patients are older pets with musculoskeletal ailments.  Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are:

Abnormal sitting or lying posture

Circling multiple times before lying down

Restlessness

Whining, groaning, or other vocalizations

Limping, unable to get up or lie down

Lack of grooming

Won't wag tail

Licking or biting an area

Lack of appetite

Trembling

signs your pet could benefit from laser therapy

Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital and laser therapy

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital utilizes one of the most reputable and advanced forms of laser therapy available, Companion Therapy Laser.

If you would like to know more about our laser therapy treatment, or to learn if laser therapy could be an effective option for your pet's medical condition, ask us!

Laser Facts

   Laser therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive alternative and integrative therapy.  In many cases, it provides superior healing ability to conventional treatment alone.

   Cold laser therapeutic effectiveness was discovered by Hungarian physician Endre Mester in 1967, only a few years after the laser was invented.

   Ironically, laser therapy was used on humans before it was used on dogs and cats.  Typically, products are tested on animals first.

   Technology has helped make laser therapy for animals feasible and affordable.

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