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What is K-Laser Cold Therapy Treatment?

The treatments and techniques used by veterinarians are evolving constantly, and now there are many more options than ever before. One treatment that is particularly popular and being offered by an increasing number of veterinarians is known as K-laser. Here’s what you need to know about K-laser cold therapy treatment and the benefits it can offer your animals.


What is K-Laser?


As its name suggests, K-Laser uses laser technology to induce a therapeutic effect in animals. Unlike some other types of lasers, the K-laser is a cold laser. This means that it doesn’t generate any heat and is non-ablative (does not remove the top layer of skin). Rather than affecting the outer layers of the skin, it penetrates deeper into the tissues, leaving no external sign that there has been any treatment.


K-laser is known as a rehabilitative treatment. Some of the therapeutic effects of the treatment include accelerated healing, relief from chronic pain, and improved mobility in your pet so that they can get back to normal as quickly as possible following an illness, injury, or surgery. Unlike many conventional medical treatments, K-Laser is drug-free, non-invasive, and can be performed while your pet is awake, meaning that there is no need for anesthetic and no downtime following treatment. The number of sessions your pet needs will depend on their condition and how well they respond to treatment.


Is My Pet a Good Candidate for K-Laser Therapy?


There are lots of different circumstances in which treatment with K-laser may be recommended for your pet. Your pet could be a good candidate for this innovative treatment if:


  • They are recovering from an injury such as a sprain, strain, break, or muscle weakness
  • They have had surgery and need help to physically recover and regain their strength following their procedure
  • They have a chronic problem with their musculoskeletal system, such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease or hip dysplasia
  • They have gait abnormalities
  • They have a wound
  • They have issues with swelling and circulation
  • They need to manage chronic pain


Your veterinarian in Waco, TX will be able to advise you if your pet could benefit from K-laser treatment.


What are the Benefits of K-Laser for Pets?


There are a variety of advantages associated with the use of K-laser in the rehabilitation of pets following illness or injury:


Accelerated Healing


If your pet has suffered an injury or undergone surgery, it will take some time for their body to heal. K-laser helps accelerate this process by initiating a process called photobiostimulation. Photobiostimulation enhances the body’s natural regenerative functions, boosting blood flow which brings essential nutrients to the areas which require healing, thus accelerating the process.  


Increased Mobility


K-Laser also helps to improve your pet’s mobility so that they can enjoy moving around easier and with less pain, letting them get back on their feet and enjoy a better quality of life. This is because the increased blood flow helps to counteract inflammation and stiffness in the joints and muscles.  


Natural Pain Relief


No owner likes the thought of their pet suffering in pain, nor do they want them to have to take pain medication unless absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, this is common in animals who are diagnosed with chronic musculoskeletal conditions. The good news is that K-Laser is a great alternative to or supplement with pain medications.


Easy to Tolerate


Many owners have concerns about their pets undergoing any sort of veterinary treatment. Fortunately, K-Laser is completely painless and not frightening in any way, meaning that most pets will happily undergo treatment with little to no stress. Best of all, you can stay with them for the duration of each session.



If you would like to learn more about the benefits of K-laser cold therapy treatment, please contact our experienced and friendly veterinary team at Ramsgate Veterinary Clinic in Waco, Texas by calling (254) 848-4083 today.

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