Pet Laser Therapy

Pet Laser Therapy at Westside Animal Hospital in Cumberland, ME, presents an innovative avenue for pet owners seeking effective and non-invasive treatment options. From mitigating pain to hastening the healing process, this therapy encompasses a spectrum of benefits for pets contending with various health challenges. If your pet encounters pain or inflammation or is on the road to recovery after surgery, consider Pet Laser Therapy as a gentle and dependable solution to enhance their overall well-being.
Veterinarian giving laser therapy to dog
Dog having laser therapy

Pet Laser Therapy

Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion will benefit from this revolutionary approach to pain management.

Laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the skin’s surface. The light energizes the cells, producing a structural protein called collagen, which is used to repair tissue. Lasers continue to promote healing by supporting vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation also releases the body’s own pain-relieving hormones and enhances the body’s ability to heal itself.

Treatments are a safe and relaxing experience for pets, and many actually fall asleep during the session.

Conditions improved with laser therapy:


Hip dysplasia


Post-surgical incisions and soft-tissue trauma


Arthritis and degenerative joint disease


Musculoskeletal injuries


Neuromuscular disease

Laser therapy is normally combined with other types of veterinary medicine, including pharmaceutical regimens and alternative treatments. The broad biochemical benefits and lack of adverse side effects have made laser therapy the preferred post-operative rehab method in veterinary medicine. If you would like to know more about laser therapy and if it could benefit your pet, contact us at (207) 829-4090.

Exploring Pet Laser Therapy

Pet Laser Therapy, or cold laser therapy, stands as a breakthrough in pet healthcare at Westside Animal Hospital. Utilizing laser technology, we facilitate cellular activity to expedite the natural healing process. Ideal for addressing issues like arthritis, injuries, and post-surgical recovery, this non-invasive approach prioritizes your pet’s well-being.

Determining the Need for Pet Laser Therapy

Pet Laser Therapy emerges as a versatile treatment for an array of conditions. Whether your pet grapples with arthritis musculoskeletal injuries or is recovering post-surgery, this service proves advantageous. It’s also recommended to manage chronic pain and inflammation or expedite recovery after an injury.

Procedure at Westside Animal Hospital

When you choose Westside Animal Hospital for Pet Laser Therapy, our seasoned veterinary team conducts a comprehensive evaluation to tailor a suitable treatment plan for your pet. The laser is then meticulously applied to the targeted area, with sessions typically spanning 15 to 30 minutes, contingent on the specific condition.

The process is painless and is often met with relaxation by many pets. Some even find solace in the warmth of the laser, rendering the experience stress-free for both the pet and the owner. The number of sessions required depends on the pet’s response and the nature of the condition being treated.