Cold Laser Therapy for Pets in Fort Washington
Safe & Effective Pain Relief for Companion Animals
At pet owners ourselves, we hate to witness our pets suffering from pain due to surgery, a chronic illness, or an injury, and we know you feel the same way. At Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital, we are dedicated to learning and using the latest in technology to help your pets remain in good health. We are proud to offer cold laser therapy, which is a cutting-edge, FDA-approved, non-invasive pain relief method for pets of all sizes, ages, and types.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
After decades of research, veterinarians have found that cold laser therapy has multiple physical benefits for pets, especially when it comes to healing inflammation. During a treatment session, we will treat the affected area or areas with cold laser light. As the light painlessly penetrates tissues, it increases blood flow, which stimulates healing and decreases inflammation. There are no known side effects of cold laser therapy and it can be combined with other treatment methods for increased results. Because it is painless, there is no need to sedate your pet, which makes this a safer alternative to surgery.
Most owners see noticeable improvement in chronic problems within 3-4 treatments over several weeks. Animals recovering from surgery or wounds also benefit from laser therapy due to improved circulation; as inflammation and pain are decreased, wounds and incisions heal quicker.
Conditions Cold Laser Therapy Treats
Because of the effect cold laser therapy has on inflammation, it is able to treat many chronic pain issues pets may suffer from. Additionally, its ability to stimulate healing is beneficial for a number of health problems, whether they are temporary or long-lasting.
Our veterinarians use cold laser therapy to treat:
- Sprains and strains
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical care
- Disk disease
- Dermatological problems, including hot spots
- Lick granulomas
- Gingivitis or stomatitis
- Cystitis in cats
Many pets experience immediate relief; however, depending on the nature of your pet’s ailment, it may take more than one session.
Enjoy a casual conversation with other clients in our waiting area. You are also welcome to wait for appointments outside or in your car.
We deliver client (& non-client) donations to local pets in need, as well as participate in fundraisers and local events.
Almost 50 years of compassionate and excellent patient care!
Many of our staff members have been employed at our hospital for over 12 years! We work extremely well as a team.
“I cannot put into words how exceptional the staff was with us, and how well they treated our beloved pet.”- Anonymous
“Dr. S. was so thorough and took the time to explain everything in detail regarding my cat's health.”- Courtina C.
“Excellent front office staff and believe me, that’s as important as an excellent vet.”- Clark N.