Shining a Light on Laser Therapy

LASER THERAPY IN EXOTIC PETS:

We offer the latest technology in health care for your exotic companion. This FDA cleared, deep-penetrating light allows pain relief through endorphin release and stimulates the injured cells to heal at a much faster rate through a process called photomodulation. It promotes increased blood flow and decreases inflammation at the treatment site, helping many inflammatory and infectious diseases that we see affecting our exotic pets. Disorders that respond best to laser therapy include but are not limited to: arthritic pain, delayed wound healing, post-surgical pain management, traumatic injuries, periodontal disease, various skin conditions and ear disease!

This macaw is receiving therapeutic laser treatment of a wound to help it heal faster and alleviate pain so she stops chewing it.

What to Expect:

  • Chronic conditions may require up to 4-5 treatments in order to see a 50% improvement in mobility and pain reduction
  • The treatment site feels better 12-24 hours post-treatment
  • As with any therapy, keeping your pet quiet through the duration of treatments will ensure a much quicker response
  • Treatments are cumulative in nature
  • Length and frequency of treatments determine overall outcome

Species-specific conditions that benefit from laser therapy include:

Reptiles: Mouth rot (stomatitis), skin wounds and burns, shell rot, abscesses, carapace and shell fractures, edema, inflammation, arthritis, cloacitis

Birds: Feather plucking, mutilation, acute or chronic pain, wounds, bumblefoot (pododermatitis), contusions, sprains, fractures, cloacitis, arthritis, inflammation of the feather follicles, itching (pruritis), egg yolk peritonitis

Small mammals: hair loss, arthritis, dental disease, dental abscesses, fistulas of the oral cavity, contaminated wounds, stomatitis, gingivitis, inflammation of the perianal glands, itching (pruritis), pain and inflammation after dental extractions, cystitis, rhinitis


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