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Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy is a quick and painless therapeutic treatment, useful for a range of conditions, including soft tissue injuries and osteoarthritis. Using red and near-infrared class IV laser light, the laser therapy improves circulation and therefore the supply of water, nutrients and oxygen to the damaged area, creating optimal conditions for healing.


Treatment with the laser therapy can help reduce inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain.

Will it hurt my pet?

No, laser therapy isn’t painful and is well tolerated by most patients. Your pet will just feel a soothing warmth in the area being treated. However, the physiotherapist will carefully monitor your pet throughout treatment and stop if they are not tolerating it well.

Can I stay with my pet?

Definitely. Here at the Cromwell ARC, we strongly believe that a pet’s owner is an essential part of the rehabilitation team. During a laser therapy session, your pet will need to sit relatively still for a few minutes, which they often find easier if they are getting a big fuss from their favourite person! You will need to wear protective glasses for the duration of the treatment.

How long will a session last?

Treatment times vary depending on how many areas need treating and the size of your pet; however laser therapy can take as little as 10-15 minutes.

How often will my pet have to come for treatment?

Initially, we advise seeing your pet for laser therapy for six sessions during a three week interval. Following this initial treatment period, the frequency of appointments can be reduced, with some pets only needing treatment every 3-4 weeks and for those with acute conditions, stopping altogether.

Are there any side effects to laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a very safe therapy with no long term side effects. However, some pets may be a little stiff after their first laser therapy session but this should quickly improve.

Interested in how we can help your pet get back on their feet? Contact us for an appointment.