Laser Therapy

Smith County Animal Clinic now offers Luminex Vet laser therapy to patients in Carthage, Gainesboro, Cookeville, Algood, Celina and surrounding areas. Laser therapy is an innovative treatment option for conditions such as post-surgical pain management, post-surgical wound healing, muscle tears, ligament/tendon tears, lick granulomas, hot spots, arthritis, degenerative joint disease, traumatic wounds, neurological injuries, dental procedures, allergic inflammation, and more.

Laser therapy is a painless, drug-free treatment that reduces pain and promotes healing through the use of light energy that is absorbed in the tissue and cells of a pet during treatment. Energy from the laser increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces pain, promotes faster healing, reduces inflammation and itching, stimulates hair re-growth, improves the speed and strength of wound healing, reduces swelling, muscle spasms, and stiffness and pain. It can also accelerate tissue repair and cell growth, improve circulation and nerve function, reduce scar tissue formation, and help the immune system fend off infection which means your pet will heal more quickly. Laser therapy causes no adverse effects on healthy cells. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved, allowing your pet to quickly return to his or her normal activities. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s response.

Laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure, and in many cases pets fall asleep during the treatment session because they feel relief from their pain. The number of sessions varies depending on the complexity of your pet’s injuries. During treatment, your pet’s eyes will be covered for protection. Laser therapy can be concentrated on one area of pain or several areas during a single treatment session.

Please call today to schedule a laser therapy session to bring some relief to your animal companion.