Toro Park Animal Hospital

Veterinary Acupuncture & Laser Therapy in Salinas, CA

When it comes to the health and well-being of pets, we want to ensure they receive the best care possible. That's why it's important to consider veterinary specialty care, including acupuncture and laser therapy, for your pet's needs.

What Is Veterinary Acupuncture?

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Veterinary acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine used for centuries to treat various animal health conditions. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the body's natural healing processes. This practice has gained popularity in recent years as pet owners seek out more holistic and natural treatment options for their furry companions.

How Is Veterinary Acupuncture Performed?

Veterinary acupuncture is performed by a certified veterinarian who has undergone specialized training in this field. The process involves inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body, known as acupuncture points. These points are believed to correspond to different organs and systems in the body. The needles are left in place for a period, usually around 20 minutes.

What Conditions Can Be Treated With Veterinary Acupuncture?

Veterinary acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of health conditions in animals. It is commonly used to manage pain and inflammation, making it a popular treatment option for pets with arthritis or other musculoskeletal issues. It can also be used to improve mobility and range of motion in pets with joint problems. Additionally, veterinary acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating digestive issues, respiratory problems, and skin conditions in animals.

What Pets Benefit From Veterinary Acupuncture Services?

Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of animals, including dogs and cats. It is a safe and effective treatment option for pets of all ages, from young puppies and kittens to senior animals. It can also be used with other forms of veterinary care, such as medication or surgery, to enhance the treatment plan.

What Is Veterinary Laser Therapy?

Veterinary laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses light energy to stimulate healing and reduce pain in animals. It is a safe and effective alternative to traditional pain management methods, such as medication or surgery.

The therapy works by using a low-level laser or light-emitting diode (LED) to target specific areas of the body. The light energy penetrates deep into the tissue, promoting cellular regeneration and reducing inflammation. This results in pain relief and improved healing for a variety of conditions.

How Is Veterinary Laser Therapy Performed?

The first step in veterinary laser therapy is a thorough examination by one of our veterinarians. They will assess your pet's condition and determine if laser therapy is the right treatment option.

If laser therapy is recommended, your pet will be placed in a comfortable position, and protective eyewear will be provided to both you and your pet. The laser will then be applied to the affected area, and the light energy will be delivered in short bursts.

The duration of the treatment will depend on the size of the area being treated and the severity of the condition. Most sessions last between 5-20 minutes, and multiple sessions may be required for optimal results.

What Conditions Can Be Treated With Veterinary Laser Therapy?

Veterinary laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions in pets, including:

  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Wounds and injuries
  • Post-surgical pain and inflammation
  • Skin conditions
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Nerve damage
  • Dental pain
  • And more

The therapy can also be used as a complementary treatment alongside traditional methods, such as medication or surgery, to enhance the healing process and reduce recovery time.

What Pets Benefit From Veterinary Laser Therapy Services?

Some animals that may benefit from veterinary laser therapy include:

  • Senior pets with arthritis or joint pain
  • Athletic or working animals with muscle strains or injuries
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Pets with chronic pain or inflammation
  • And more

If you are unsure if your pet could benefit from laser therapy, consult with our veterinarians to discuss your options.

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