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Laser Therapy for Pets

Laser therapy is one of the modern treatments adopted by veterinary medicine. This procedure is a form of alternative treatment to surgery and can be used along with or in place of medications to manage pain. Our team uses advanced technology to perform laser therapy on our patients.

How does laser therapy work in my pet?

Laser therapy in pets bears much similarity to that in humans. Lights are directed at specific parts of your pet’s body at different wavelengths. The light is absorbed by the cells which stimulates repair and growth. Laser beams at lower wavelengths are absorbed by the skin while higher beams penetrate muscles and bones. Each session may last from 15-30 minutes. Your veterinarian will determine how many sessions your pet will need.

What health conditions can laser therapy treat in my pet?

Laser therapy is beneficial to treating pets limited to medical treatment options. For instance, older pets with poor organ function and pets with liver disease who cannot take medications. Here’s a list of conditions that our hospital uses laser therapy to treat:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cellulitis
  • Kidney stones
  • Allergies
  • Open wounds
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
  • Is laser therapy painful for my pet?

    The procedure is completely pain free. Your pet will be safe and comfortable during laser therapy. Your pets will wear protective glasses, just like our staff, to protect their eyes. If you have any other concerns, we encourage you to contact our team for more information. Give us a call at 204-452-0077.

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    Last updated: April 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm (Pick-up Only)

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Southglen Veterinary Hospital