Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

This powerful non-invasive treatment uses modulated infrared light rays to penetrate tissues. Once tissue cells absorb the light energy they release endorphins that help to reduce pain and speed up healing of inflamed and damaged tissues. Endorphins are twenty times more powerful than any analgesic drugs we can offer your pet. In simple terms laser therapy accelerates the body’s own mechanisms for healing and promotes the most powerful pain relief we can give them- their own endorphins!

It is an excellent way to provide pain relief to your canine companion. Laser therapy reduces pain by reducing inflammation through “vasodilation” (the opening of blood vessels) and also by activating the lymphatic drainage system, thus draining swollen areas. The result is a reduction in swelling which reduces pain. The lasers also stimulate nerve cells that block pain signals from being transmitted to the brain, thereby decreasing nerve sensitivity. Because there is less inflammation, less swelling and an interruption of pain signals to the brain, the dog will experience less pain. Laser treatments for dogs also stimulate the production of high levels of naturally-produced endorphins which further counteract your dog’s pain

Laser therapy can be used to treat a multitude of ailments, including

  • Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
  • Post-surgical and soft tissue trauma
  • Back pain
  • Ear infections
  • Gingivitis
  • Hot Spots and open wounds
  • Arthritis / hip dysplasia
  • Degenerative disc disease
  •  Anal gland infections

What Can I Expect At My Dog's Laser Therapy Appointment?

A technician will hold the laser wand directly over the affected area for somewhere between 3 and 10 minutes. There is no pain associated with the treatment and most dogs will relax during this time. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your dog to be comfortable and any anxiety he or she initially experiences will quickly dissipate. Occasionally, some dogs actually fall asleep during their therapy sessions.

Is Laser Treatment For Dogs Painful Or Uncomfortable?

Laser treatment for dogs is totally pain free and very comforting. As the laser is administered, your dog may feel a gentle and soothing warmth, tingling, or no sensation at all. For many canines, dog laser therapy is very relaxing. As areas of pain or inflammation become more comfortable, any anxiety and tension your dog may be experiencing tends to quickly dissipate.  Most dogs show significant pain reduction and improvement in clinical signs immediately after their session.

Are There Any Side Effects Of Laser Therapy For Dogs?

Laser treatment for dogs has no known side effects, and is considered both safe and effective across the veterinary industry.

As vets we are really excited about utilizing this new therapy for the benefit of our client’s and their pets. Of particular interest are those pets on long term arthritis medications (Petcam/Rimadyl/Previcox). Studies have shown that most patients can half their doses of anti-inflammatory drugs or stop them completely, once they start laser therapy.

Laser Therapy Packages at the BVC

To encourage and promote Laser therapy we are currently offering a free consultation and health check-up for each patient and a course of 6 sessions for 1200 AED. 

The length of each treatment course will vary depending on the condition treated and the response to therapy. Most dogs and cats benefit form 6 initial session over the first 2-4 weeks and then regular maintenance sessions each month.  Your vet will tailor the program as needed.