Laser Therapy For Pets

What Is Laser Therapy And How Does It Work?

At Fairgrounds Animal Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing the best care possible for your pets. We are always searching for the best ways to care for your pets especially where pain is concerned. Veterinary laser therapy for pets provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free and drug-free treatment that is used to treat a variety of conditions, and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatments. Laser treatment for pets employs deep-penetrating light to promote a chain of chemical reactions known as photobiostimulation. This process helps relieve pain through the release of endorphins, and it stimulates injured cells to heal at an accelerated pace.

Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, your pet’s condition will influence how often and long laser therapy is necessary. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require 3 to 8 minutes. Laser treatments for pets are cumulative, so each additional treatment facilitates a greater improvement in your pet’s condition. The length and frequency of treatments vary by condition, so allow your veterinarian to help devise a sufficient laser treatment schedule for your canine companion.


Stress Free, Pain Free Pain Management for Your Pet. All You Need to Know About Therapeutic Laser

Therapurtic Laser TherapyWhat is “therapeutic laser”?

Often referred to as “laser therapy“, therapeutic laser is the application of light energy to areas of the body to stimulate healing. Laser therapy provide stress free, pain free pain management for your pet.

What types of conditions benefit from therapeutic laser?

  • Muscular strain/sprain and the resultant pain (treatment is applied over he affected joints and muscles that are painful)
  • Osteoarthritis (treatment is again applied over the affected joints and muscles that are painful)
  •  Post-operative application around incisions or wounds (to help stimulate and accelerate healing)
  • Laser therapy is a non-intrusive, pain free, stress free option to offer pain management for your pet.


Lala’s Laser Story Non Intrusive Pain Management

Born on the streets of Reno, Lala had a rough start to life. She endured a significant amount of physical abuse before her dad came to her rescue. As a result, her right rear leg has always been stiff, and for the most part, useless. She had been getting along just fine though, until October of this year, when she decided to go on a little adventure.

For one whole month, Lala was on the lamb! Her family was worried sick and searching for her relentlessly. When she finally returned, she had injured herself again somehow. Now, in addition to the other side, her left rear leg was stiff, as was her neck. Her back was sore and she could barely move at all.

After some X-rays to check for any broken bones or dislocated joints, Lala’s laser story began when Lala’s dad opted to try laser therapy, in addition to traditional pain medications, to see if it would work for her. Happily, after just a couple of weeks of therapy, Lala started to regain motion of her neck and left rear limb. To our surprise, however, she has even started using her right rear limb! Now Lala just can’t stop. (See video footage below). Laser therapy has provided pain management for Lala. Lala has also stopped taking any type of pain medications.

We love you, Lala! Learn more about laser therapy and find out if your pet would be a good candidate here.

Alleviate Your Pet’s Everyday Aches and Pains with Laser Therapy

A Surgery Free, Drug Free, Non invasive treatment!!

Our hospital is proud to offer laser therapy treatment to our patients. As our pets recover from trauma or simply need relief from everyday aches and pains, this technology offers a surgery free, drug free and pain free relief for your pet. Pets who receive laser therapy treatment benefit from reduced inflammation and pain and show an increased range of motion and mobility.

A patient receiving laser therapy at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital.

A patient receiving laser therapy at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital.

Laser Therapy has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.

This is a lick granuloma on a dog that has been on medication for years. Now medication free and healing.

This is a lick granuloma on a dog that has been on medication for years. Now medication free and healing.

Treating things like: 

  • Wounds, cuts/bites
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Reduce inflammation, speed healing
  • Sprains, strains, & fractures
  • Post-surgical healing & pain relief
  • Ear infections
  • Arthritis




 Call our hospital today to see if your pet is a candidate for Laser Therapy!