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Laser Treatment for Dogs and Cats: Improving Your Furry Friend’s Comfort

August 29th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Jasper has been getting laser treatments for his canine back pain. Barbara hugs Jasper tenderly while on the walk in the park.

We’re excited to share that our Castle Rock veterinarians now offer laser treatment for dogs and cats (also known as “laser therapy”).

We welcome pet families from across Castle Rock and the Denver area.

Laser treatment for dogs and cats is painless. It has virtually no side effects.

And it’s yet another way we can make your furry friend more comfortable.

We’d love to fill you in!

Laser treatment reduces pain and inflammation anywhere in your dog or cat

Lasers may make you think of hot rays, but laser treatment doesn’t use heat.

Rather, it uses LIGHT to stimulate your pet’s cells.

It increases oxygen and blood flow to those targeted cells, helping to remove the swelling and reduce your pet’s pain faster.

And that’s the beauty of this treatment.

It’s a painless, non-invasive way to start the healing process sooner, particularly when paired with the right medication.

It stimulates cells to heal themselves.

What to expect from pet laser treatments

Our treatment sessions generally take less than 15 minutes each.

Depending on your pet’s health issue, we may ask you to bring your pet in for one or more treatments per week over a course of several weeks.

Smokey relaxes at home after coming in for a cat laser treatment session.

When we may suggest laser treatment for your dog or cat

Our Castle Rock veterinarians have found that laser treatment can help with a wide range of inflammation-related issues, including:

  • Sore muscles
  • Canine back pain
  • Cat and dog arthritis
  • Cat bladder infections (such as if your kitty is stressed)
  • And even post-surgery healing (such as after spays, neuters and dental surgeries)

Laser treatment isn’t the cure for everything.

However, when paired with other treatment options, it can be an effective way to jumpstart the healing process and make your dog or cat more comfortable.

Ruby and Jake snooze in the sun. As senior pets with arthritis, they may benefit from laser treatment.

 Does your dog or cat have arthritis or other pain issues?

If you live in Castle Rock or the Denver area, find out whether laser treatment makes sense for your dog or cat. Call us at 303-688-3757. Or:

Book your visit here 


Cherished Companions Animal Clinic is a veterinary clinic in Castle Rock, Colorado. Specializing in the care of cats and dogs, our goal is to help you and your pet feel more comfortable, keeping your stress to a minimum.

This article is intended to provide general guidance on laser treatment for dogs and cats. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact your local veterinarian. (If you live in or around Castle Rock, we welcome your call: 303-688-3757.)

© 2016, Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

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