What is K-Laser Therapy for Animals?

A partner of the Elmhurst Animal Care Center in Elmhurst, Illinois, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince stays abreast of the latest developments in pet care. At his clinic, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince and his staff perform a number of procedures, including k-laser therapy, to treat chronic illnesses.

Growing in popularity over the last several years, k-laser therapy consists of cold lasers used to create a photochemical reaction that helps circulation in the body. This procedure aids the body in healing from infections, in addition to alleviating pain. K-therapy is also used to treat ear infections and arthritis, as well as to expedite postoperative healing. Because it promotes tissue repair and remodeling, recovery time is minimal, with most animals feeling the effects 12-24 hours after treatment.

Typically, a single treatment will last anywhere from one to three months, depending on the severity of the problem, the animal’s weight, and how many body areas need to treated. Additionally, there is no sedation and the animal’s hair does not have to be trimmed.

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