Cold Laser Therapy
Buzzards Bay Veterinary Associates is now offering Cold Laser Therapy! Cold laser uses photochemical (not thermal) light therapy to stimulate cell growth. This stimulation of cell growth decreases inflammation which alleviates pain, provides rapid wound healing and tissue repair. It is a noninvasive treatment process for your pet.
Treatable Conditions include but not limited to:
- Back pain
- Muscle and ligament disorders
- And much more
What to expect:
Your pet will be evaluated by one of our veterinarians, who will pinpoint the target area. Our technicians will then program your pet’s target area, as well as weight, skin coat and type into a our computer system which will give us our treatment plan. Cold Laser Therapy treatments are performed by a technician and owners are able to be present during the procedure. Therapy requires multiple administrations to build from a therapeutic level to maintenance level. Initial treatments are a series of six spread throughout three weeks and then drop down to a maintenance which is generally a month apart. Treatment duration per appointment varies depending on condition but can range from anywhere from 3 – 10 minutes.
There are minimum known side effects associated with Cold Laser Therapy. The procedure is a safe and drug-free alternative to help treat issues that have not previously responded to other forms of treatment. Cold Laser Therapy can be used in conjunction with other forms or treatment (medications, therapy, surgery).
What our clients are saying about Cold Laser Therapy:
“Cold Laser Therapy really helped my male dog Twigs when he tore his CCL. He was limping around and by the time his series of treatments were finished he was doing very well with very little limping. Today he is back to his old tricks running around on the beach acting crazy with his quick turns and so far he is back to normal. So in this case it really worked and he didn’t have surgery. He even took a picture with his sunglasses he wore while taking the treatment. In my case I was very satisfied with this treatment. Thanks to all the girls at bbvet associates.”
“A couple months ago our dog Gobo was in a lot of pain and couldn’t move much without crying out. We brought him to Buzzards Bay Veterinary Associates and found out he had two highly inflamed areas on his spine. We treated it with anti-inflammatory pills and heard that there was also a laser treatment we could try that was something new at the office. We were a little unsure of how it would help, but it’s had such an amazing effect on him. He’s now able to get around like his usual spry self and he’s not in any pain at all – it’s been fantastic!”
“I came in last month with my labrador retrievers for their annual routine appointments. In our older lab, we have been having trouble at home getting up and down stairs Our house is a raised ranch and has five stairs leading to the main floor, which was a daily challenge for our older lab. In addition, he has slowed down on walks and was struggling to get on the couch, with his quality of life suffering. I was hesitant to put him on anything that might have negative side implications with his liver. I was unsure when you recommended the laser treatment during our visit, but it was surprisingly reasonably priced, so we thought we’d give it a try. After about three treatments, I thought I saw some improvement, but figured this was just a “placebo effect”. After another treatment, I was sure I was seeing great improvements, which have continued. Here are just a few positives: walking faster on walks with no trouble keeping up, jumping up on the couch without any assistance and quickly (he was very tentative before treatment and needed much coaxing if able to come up at all without assistance), much more playful and energetic, going up the stairs by himself, coming down the stairs easier without as much coaxing, more confident with his back legs especially on tile floor or hardwood surfaces of our home. I feel his quality of life has improved and we have our old dog back. Thank you and your staff so much!”