Laser Therapy for Cats

Laser technology has revolutionized modern medicine. Fortunately, experts have found that the same technology can be applied to the veterinary field, enabling animals to benefit from this painless, non-invasive treatment that can be used in a number of ways to treat a multitude of different veterinary problems.

How does laser therapy work?

Veterinary laser therapy works in exactly the same way as laser therapy used in human medicine. It works by using high-energy beams of light that are targeted onto your pet’s body in specific wavelengths. The wavelength used will determine exactly how the laser is used. For example, some laser wavelengths can be used to cut through tissue with exact precision and accuracy, replacing the need for a scalpel. In others, laser technology can be used to destroy areas of tissue, such as a growth or tumor. In veterinary care, one of the most popular types of laser therapy focuses on stimulating your cat’s body to produce something called ATP – a fuel that her cells will need to repair themselves.

What can laser therapy be used for?

Many people are surprised to learn that laser therapy has proven to be a useful tool in managing and treating a range of different problems that can potentially affect your cat. These include the following:

  • Arthritis

  • Cystitis

  • Dental problems, including feline resorptive lesions and periodontal disease

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Muscle, ligament and tendon damage

  • Sinusitis rhinitis

  • Wound healing

  • Stomatitis

  • Post-surgical healing

  • Soft tissue traumas

  • Hot spots

  • Ear infections

  • Anal gland infections

  • Non-specific back pain

  • General pain relief

Our knowledgeable veterinarians fully understand the way in which laser therapy can be used effectively, and if we believe that your kitty would benefit from this form of treatment, we won’t hesitate to recommend it.

Benefits of laser therapy for cats

There is an array of different benefits that make laser therapy a popular choice amongst conscientious and caring owners of feline companions. These include the following:

  • A non-invasive treatment choice that leaves no open wounds that require healing.

  • A painless and stress-free experience for your kitty.

  • No need for anesthesia, although sedation may be recommended if your cat isn’t very good at sitting still.

  • An effective way of reducing pain naturally without the need for medications. This is because the lasers stimulate her body’s production of endorphins.

  • You can stay with your cat for the duration of her appointment.

  • Short sessions of treatment.

  • Accelerates your cat’s natural healing ability.

  • No known side effects.

  • Can be used in conjunction with other types of treatment.

  • Your cat’s laser therapy may be covered by her insurance.

  • Laser therapy is considered to be a very safe and effective practice.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of laser therapy for cats, or if you would like to book an appointment for your furbaby, please get in touch with us here at our offices in La Mesa, CA by calling 619-547-0900.