Lake Olympia Animal Hospital | Medical Services - LaserYour pets are part of the family and you want them to have the best quality of life.  Laser therapy can help achieve that goal.  We have the most advanced equipment on the market to deliver those results.

Conditions that can be improved include:

  • Arthritis
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Back injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Inflammation and Edema
  • Wound healing

Cold laser therapy effectively treats the most common causes of pain.   No pet owner wants to see their pet suffer from muscle and joint pain.

As your pet ages, the probability of arthritic pain increases greatly:  at ages 8-10 years 27% of dogs suffer from arthritis and that number increases dramatically to 37% for dogs 11-13 years old.   It is more difficult to diagnose arthritic pain in cats due to their stoic nature.  Isolating themselves from the family, having problems reaching the litter box or being reluctant to jump up could all be signs of pain.

Advantages of laser treatment include:

  • Surgery is not required
  • No patient sedation or restraint required
  • Extremely safe with no side effects
  • Can be combined with medications or other treatments
  • Speeds healing process

After your veterinarian prescribes laser therapy, our technicians will perform the treatments on an outpatient basis while you wait.  You can even be in the room with your pet while treatments are done.   Pain management may be needed in medical conditions other than arthritis.

Your veterinarian will work with your pet and determine a course of therapy based on his/her needs.  This could be a combination of oral or injectable medications, laser therapy or even rehabilitation/physical therapy to make your pet more comfortable.