Help Older Arthritic Animals Reduce Pain With Pet Laser Therapy

When it comes to taking care of your pet, sometimes noticing small changes can make a big difference! Noting changes in eating habits, sleeping patterns or other routines is very important, but one of the most important aspects of a pet’s health is how they move around. If you notice that your dog or cat is walking, sitting, standing, or jumping differently than they do usually, it may be time to talk about the differences with a veterinarian. These normal movements occurring in odd ways can be a sign of physical stress and problems with joints and tendons. Arthritis is one of most common problems when it comes to joint trouble, especially if your pet is not getting a proper exercise, aging or is of a larger breed.

How can you tell if your pet is in the beginning stages of arthritis?

Arthritis in pets can be seen if your pet is walking stiffly, limping, or favoring certain limbs when they move. Displaying lameness in certain limbs, showing pain when putting pressure on limbs, or being hesitant to jump or climb stairs may also be some early warning signs of arthritis. Veterinarians will conduct a physical exam, take radiographs and other diagnostic tests to determine that the cause of the pain isn’t an injury or infection and then make their diagnosis.

Overweight Dog Image with Arthirits NoteAlthough larger breeds are more prone to arthritis, it is very common in senior and overweight pets as well. With proper nutrition, exercise and regular vet visits, arthritis can be delayed for a short period but after a certain age, joint pain is common in both humans and animals.

Luckily, there are ways to help with the pain management and mobility of pets with arthritic symptoms including: antibiotics, pain medications, and anti-inflammatories. Other ways of keeping your pet comfortable include things like soft but supportive bedding, short gentle play sessions and massages as well as physical and hydrotherapy that can aid in pain relief and keep them moving for longer.

However, one method that many pet owners aren’t aware of to provide major benefits to their animal’s arthritis is with pet laser therapy. With the recent advances in technology, laser therapy is the fastest and strongest arthritis treatment provided to animals. The procedure is totally non-invasive and provides immediate relief from pain.  For about 3 to 8 minutes, the animal receives non thermal photons of light and the injured cells absorb it, providing increased circulation and pain relief. The benefits can be felt soon and best of all, you can stay with your pet and keep them comfortable throughout the procedure.

Start improving your animal’s livelihood today! If your animal suffers from joint pain or arthritis and you would like to learn more about pet laser therapy, please fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch with you.

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