Laser therapy is an effective and safe treatment that can reduce inflammation and pain in your pet, as well as promote faster healing.
“Our staff is passionate about quality and progressive veterinary care, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide access to this versatile medical tool for treating chronic and acute pain and inflammation,” says owner Jack Civic, DVM. Newport Animal Hospital is the only veterinary facility in the area offering this type of laser therapy, he added. “We are excited to be able to offer treatment with a Class IV laser at an affordable cost to our clients. Our therapy laser is not only the most effective available for companion animal use, but the on-board technology in this unit allows us to create specialized treatments for each patient.”
Laser therapy sends photons, or packets of light energy, deep into tissue. These photons are absorbed within the mitochondria of the cells and induce a chemical change called “photo-bio-modulation”. This light energy then inspires production of ATP in the cell. ATP is the fuel, or energy, cells need for repair and rejuvenation. Impaired or injured cells do not make this fuel at an optimal rate. Increased ATP production leads to healthier cells, healthier tissue, and healthier animals.
Emerging science in areas such as pain management, preventative dental care and geriatric medicine has shown veterinary laser therapy as an effective option in treating sore muscles, degenerative joint conditions, chronic non-healing wounds, and in post-surgical rehabilitation. The benefits of laser therapy include accelerated tissue repair, improved nerve function, and improved vascular activity that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly, and reduces scar tissue.
“We’re constantly responding to the needs of our clients, adding technology and staff to provide the most compassionate, quality care possible,” added Dr. Civic. In addition to their doctors, Newport Animal Hospital currently has 8 veterinary technicians on staff certified in laser therapy administration. Newport Animal Hospital is also accepting referrals for laser therapy. “We’re absolutely going to make this laser available to pet owners referred from other veterinary hospitals who don’t have the technology available,” he said.
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