Soothing Relief for Aching Cats
The Cat Clinic of Cary is continuously looking for ways to provide advanced veterinary care and treatments for our patients. With more than 40 years of medical research behind it, the Companion Laser Therapy is an FDA-approved pain management procedure that can assist in reducing inflammation and discomfort felt by your cat. In addition to treating chronic and acute conditions, this non-invasive, surgery- and drug-free alternative has proven success in decreasing pain and inflammation often associated with surgical procedures.
What Is Laser Therapy?
During the procedure, light energy, or photons, are delivered deep into tissue to increase the body's production of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which is the fuel or energy that cells need when repairing or rejuvenating after an injury. Increasing the body's ATP production results in healthier cells, healthier tissue, and ultimately healthier pets.
Your veterinarian will meet with you to create a laser therapy protocol that is unique to your cat's specific veterinary needs. The length and frequency of treatments can vary from a single treatment to multiple treatments depending on your cat's medical condition. While laser therapy can be used on its own, it can also be used in conjunction with other treatments as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
It is normal for your cat to be nervous when starting a new procedure. As owners, we never want to see our beloved pet uncomfortable, and can ourselves be anxious about exposing them to a new experience. Be assured that our trained staff will take time to make your cat as comfortable as possible prior to this pain-free procedure. We have found that in most cases the immediate relief your cat feels following the procedure outweighs any stress he or she may initially experience.
During the procedure, your pet will experience a warming sensation where the laser is being used. This relaxing procedure is similar to a massage for your pet.
Laser therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as:
- Acute conditions
- Chronic conditions
- Cuts or bites
- Degenerative joint disease
- Feline acne
- Geriatric care
- Hip dysplasia
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Lick granulomas
- Periodontal disease
- Post-surgical healing/pain relief