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Laser Therapy


Safford Veterinary Services offer quality mobile vet care to pets in DuPage, Kendall, Kane counties, and portions of Will, LaSalle and DeKalb counties. Dr. Lauri Safford has extensive experience providing multiple veterinary services to pets, all in the convenience and comfort of their homes. From microchipping and vaccine administration to critical prevention treatments and routine check-ups, Safford Veterinary Services does it all!

What Is Laser Therapy?

Laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) therapy is a safe, innovative, non-invasive treatment option that uses special light beams to penetrate and stimulate cell production in injured tissues. During this treatment, veterinarians move a handheld laser across the animal’s injured area, which creates a warm, pleasant sensation for most pets. Dr. Lauri and her technician will wear protective glasses during the procedure and place a pair of glasses on your pet to prevent eye damage from the powerful laser. The time of each appointment varies, depending on the laser’s specific power density. These power settings can range from Class I to Class IV (Class I being the lowest and Class IV being the highest). Dr. Lauri understands the appropriate length and frequency of laser application depending on your pet’s specific condition. We often see improvements as soon as the initial laser procedure with no known side effects.

Conditions Laser Therapy Treats

Laser therapy can be beneficial for pets experiencing the following health issues:

  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Ligament and tendon tears
  • Arthritis
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Ear infections
  • Gingivitis
  • Chronic pain
  • Nervous system injuries
  • Incision wounds from a recent surgery

Laser therapy can accompany other treatment methods such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic adjustments, and medications. It’s also a great alternative treatment option for animals who cannot take certain medications due to other existing health conditions.

Benefits of Laser Therapy for Pets

This form of therapy can offer many advantages to pets experiencing various painful and uncomfortable conditions.

  • Reduces inflammation and swelling
  • Releases endorphins
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Promotes cellular regeneration and quicker healing
  • Decreases pain
  • Improves nerve function
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