Bayou Animal Clinic now offers pet owners in Slidell, Louisiana therapeutic laser, an innovative, painless, drug-free treatment that reduces pain and promotes healing for pets that have wounds, surgical incisions, and other injuries.
Laser therapy uses light energy that is absorbed in your pet’s tissues and cells during treatment. In the course of each treatment, energy from the laser increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, 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. 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.
Pain management is another excellent application of our therapy laser. In the past, conditions such as osteoarthritis could only be treated with the use of medications such as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Today, however, laser therapy is an excellent alternative that provides relief without the use of medication.
If you live in the Slidell, Louisiana area, and you think your pet may benefit from therapeutic laser treatments, please schedule an appointment to have your pet evaluated by our knowledgeable veterinarian.