Laser Treatment

Elkins Park Laser Treatment Services for Pets

Painless Solutions for Animals of Every Age

Elkins Park Veterinary Hospital is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment that is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours, depending on the severity of the problem as well as your pet’s unique health status. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.

Applications for laser therapy include:

  • Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
  • General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
  • Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries)
  • Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
  • Dental procedures
  • Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, burns, and lesions)
  • Ear infections

Elkins Park Veterinary Hospital offers a brand new facility, advanced equipment and technology, and a compassionate, qualified staff backed by decades of experience. We only have your pet’s best interest at heart and look forward to providing them with this revolutionary treatment.

To learn more about our painless laser treatment for pets, reach out to Elkins Park Veterinary Hospital at (215) 866-2300.

Some Common Questions

Our pet parents often have several questions about our pet laser treatment. We are always here to address your concerns. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we get:

How does it work?

Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.

What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?

Simply put, it provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experiences will dissipate. Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and dogs will actually fall asleep during their therapy session. Frequently, after therapy, we hear: “He’s acting like a puppy again” or “She can actually jump onto the chair again.” Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your pet.

What are the signs that my pet can benefit from companion laser therapy?

Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are:

  • Abnormal sitting or lying posture
  • Circling multiple times before lying down
  • Restlessness
  • Whining, groaning, or other vocalizations
  • Limping, unable to get up or lie down
  • Difficulty getting into car or down stairs
  • Lack of grooming
  • Won’t wag tail
  • Licking or biting area
  • Lack of appetite
  • Trembling

Interested in learning more? Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment or obtain additional information about our pet laser treatment in Elkins Park.

Why Elkins Park?

  • State of the Art Facility

    Our newly renovated facility provides the absolute best experience for you and your pet.

  • Decades of Service

    For over 25 years, our experienced veterinarians have been devoted to keeping your pet healthy and happy.

  • Experienced and Dedicated Staff

    The knowledgable staff at Elkins Park Veterinary Hospital provides the highest quality care for your pet. 

Treating your pets, like our pets.

Real Owners Tell Their Stories

  • “Dr. Katz is a gem - she combines care, calm and cure!”

    - Amy W.
  • “We enjoyed our experience with him. Would definitely recommend him.”

    - Harvey S.
  • “I recently took my sun conure there to see the exotic veterinary doctor. He took his time explaining everything to my husband and I while being extremely caring to our pet.”

    - Tiffany C.