Coolum Vet Surgery is one of the few veterinary practices in Australia offering class IV laser therapy for dogs and cats. This is a powerful, pain-free and non-invasive treatment that uses laser light to help reduce pain and speed up the healing process of inflamed or damaged tissues. Laser therapy is also now a standard part of our post-surgery protocol, thanks to its ability to
reduce pain and significantly speed the time it takes for incisions to heal.
Except in cases where it is contraindicated (such as the removal of suspected cancerous masses), we now administer the treatment after every operation performed at our surgery. What are some of the conditions that can be treated with laser therapy? Arthritis and degenerative joint disease Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries Sprains and strains Ulceration's and open wounds Post-surgical and soft tissue trauma Back and neck pain Inter vertebral Disc Disease How do I find out if it’s right for my pet? If your cat or dog has limited mobility or suffers from chronic or acute pain, laser therapy might help. Talk with us during your pet’s next physical exam - or schedule an appointment right now to discuss the treatment. What is a typical course of treatment like? Your veterinarian will develop a treatment schedule that is customised to your pet’s needs. Very often, the treatments are performed on a "3-2-1" schedule: three treatments the first week, two treatments the second week, and one in the third week. After this initial series is completed, it may be necessary to bring your pet back for booster treatments depending on the response.