Cold Laser Therapy Helps Pets Heal And Relieves Pain!

September 14, 2018


Our pets don't have to suffer in pain!  Cold Laser therapy is  a safe, side-effect free way to relieve pain and inflammation.  The therapy laser is an FDA approved medical device that can be used for treating many different conditions, such as:


*  Arthritis

*  Hip Dysplasia

*  Elbow dysplasia

*  Torn cruciate ligament

*  Tendon/ligament injuries

*  Muscle injuries

*  Back Pain

*  Neck Pain

*  Intervertebral Disk Disease

*  Wounds

*  Fractures

*  Lick granuloma

*  Hot spots

*  Pyoderma (superficial skin infections)

*  Gingivitis and periodontal disease

*  Burns

*  Speeds healing of incision lines and reduces pain

*  Chronic, resistant ear infections

*  Ear hematoma

*  Vestibular syndrome


The cold therapy laser also has a special blue wavelength that kills bacteria and fungi.  The blue light is great for antibiotic resistant infections, yeast infections, fungal infections hot spots, chronic ear infections and pyoderma.


The cold therapy laser can be used as a sole treatment, or can be combined with other medictions or surgical procedures.  Great for cats or other pets that do not tolerate traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications.


Are there any side effects or associated risks?


Our super- pulsed cold therapy laser has no side effects and very few contraindications.


How long does each treatment take?


The typical treatment session takes 15 - 45 minutes, depending on how many areas need to be treated , and the size of the areas being treated.


How often should my pet be treated?


Acute conditions (less than 2-3 days old) may be treated daily,  especially if they are accompanied by signifigant pain.  Most chronic problems respond well to treatments 2-3 times the first 2 weeks then tapering off to once a week, as your pet's condition improves.  


How many treatments does it take?


For acute conditions, 2-6 treatments may suffice.  For chronic conditions, 10-12 treatments.  Cold laser therapy session effects are cumulative.  Conditions like severe arthritis or back and neck pain may require periodic maintenance treatments to control the  pain and inflammation.


Can cold laser therapy be combined with acupuncture?


Yes, cold laser therapy is an excellent addition to acupuncture for pain management.

We can also use the laser to do acupuncture on animals that are afraid of needles  (see photo), or to get hard-to-needle areas like paw acupuncture points.










 Cat having cold  laser       acupuncture















Dog having acupuncture and cold laser therapy for severe arthritis

















Dog having cold laser therapy with the blue light to fight infection at the surgical drain sight.






















Questions?  Feel free to call us at (630) 859-0471 or Email us at



Fox Ridge Veterinary Clinic

Judy L. McBeth DVM, CVA

Your pet's family doctor - since 1994.
















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