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We are proud to introduce the K laser Class IV Laser Therapy for your pets at Watzin Veterinary Clinic.
Its beneficial uses include alleviating chronic pain, accelerating healing and rehabilitation and much more. Class IV means far more power than was previously available for laser therapy.
Photobiomodulation is the scientific term for K laser’s effect on tissue. Deep-penetrating photons from the laser influence cell chemistry in a variety of beneficial ways. In addition, the infrared wavelengths create a warm sensation in your pet’s body at the precise location requiring treatment. Treatment time, power and laser pulse frequency are based on your pet’s individual condition and body size.
Laser therapy stimulates cells within the body with light to repair or regenerate themselves. The light is converted to biochemical energy by the body, resulting in normal cell morphology and function thereby causing symptoms to heal. It has been found that cells increase their repair rate six to eight times when exposed to specific wavelengths of light. As well, certain white blood cells are activated by light and release a host of chemicals-including growth factors. Over 90% of patients benefit from this form of therapy. After surgery, patients receiving laser therapy have less pain, their recovery is faster, and with fewer complications.
The benefits are:
What to expect: There is no patient sedation or restrain required-the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to them. Most pets do not need to have their hair clipped. Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, most patients require several treatments (3 to 8) for greatest benefit. For most conditions, we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Treatments vary in length but most sites require 2 to 8 minutes. A majority of patients exhibit greater comfort and mobility within 12 to 24 hours after laser treatment.Class IV laser therapy treatments are cumulative in nature. The length and frequency of treatments varies with your pet’s condition. A sample treatment schedule is as follows:-every other day for one week (3 total)-twice the second week (2 total)-once the third week (1 total)-boosters as needed.Our veterinarians will recommend a treatment plan specific to your pet’s condition.
Call us to discuss if this treatment regime will benefit your pet.