Because They Deserve Relief

We’re no strangers to aches and pains due to injury, aging, or both, and neither are our pets. Often, chasing squirrels or running wild at the park could end in a torn ligament for your dog, or maybe your 13-year old cat is beginning to feel the effects of osteoarthritis.

Whatever the reason for their discomfort, our team at Columbia Pike Animal Hospital in Annandale can provide pain relief for dogs and cats. Our pet laser therapy services help achieve the best results and help your four-legged friend live a more comfortable life. Call us today at (703) 256-8414

Pet Laser Therapy

Pet laser therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive procedure that transmits varying doses of light through a handheld device to repair damaged cells. The laser light safely penetrates the soft tissues to produce a healing effect, along with a warm sensation that many pets find soothing. Laser therapy reduces the pain and inflammation associated with a variety of acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Hot spots
  • Arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Chronic otitis
  • Lick granulomas
  • Wounds
  • Surgical Incision sites
  • Infections
  • Bone fractures
  • Tooth extractions
  • …and more

Signs Your Pet is in Pain

Routine wellness exams are extremely important, especially for senior pets, because they allow us the opportunity to inquire about abnormal behaviors and target potential problems. As our pets get older, they become more prone to arthritis and other diseases that can cause considerable discomfort. Since your companion can’t tell you when they’re hurting, you need to check for one or more of the following:

  • Difficulty standing/walking/jumping
  • Decreased appetite
  • limping
  • Decreased activity
  • Shaking
  • Panting
  • Vocalization
  • Excessive drooling
  • Licking excessively at certain areas
  • Pawing at mouth/face

To find out what’s causing your pet’s pain, we need to conduct a thorough physical exam, and may also need to do blood work. Further diagnostics and imaging may also be necessary to evaluate the bones, muscles, and internal organs. Our highest priority is developing the right treatment plan for your loved one so that we can greatly improve their quality of life. If your pet appears to be in pain, please call us at (703) 256-8414.