This powerful, pain-free, and non-invasive treatment uses modulated infrared rays to help reduce pain and speed the healing of inflamed or damaged tissues.   Laser therapy harnesses the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity.   Laser therapy is an FDA-approved treatment that is safe, painless, and fast.

In addition, laser therapy is now a standard part of our post-surgery protocol for EVERY pet, thanks to its ability to reduce pain and significantly speed the healing process.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING LASER TREATMENT?  Each session takes 5-15 minutes to complete, depending upon the number of areas treated.  You are welcome to stay with your pet      during treatment, and you will even get to wear some cool sunglasses!!  The laser technician will use a handheld probe to apply laser energy to the painful area, using a scanning pattern.  Your pet will typically experience a mild warmth or tingling sensation.  Because the treatment is painless, anesthesia is not required, and pets may go home immediately after treatment.

Because laser therapy is cumulative in nature, a series of visits is usually required to get the greatest benefit.  That said, in many cases a degree of improvement will be seen after the first visit.   In general, the majority of ptients will show greater comfort and improved mobility 12-24 hours after each treatment.

WHAT IS MY INVESTMENT?  Your investment is based solely on how long each treatment takes– what could be more fair than that?  We also offer packages of six or more treatments to help you save a little money.  Typically, even chronic patients exhibit improvement after 3-5 treatment sessions.   Here’s the best part– if you don’t see any response after three treatments at the interval recommended, we will refund your money.  No small print.  Where else can you find a guarantee like that?  

As is true of most natural therapies, it is important to understand that laser therapy by itself is not usually the sole form of treatment.  Our ultimate goal is the true healing of your pet and anything that helps us to reach that goal should be used.  At Mission Animal Hospital, we typically combine laser therapy with herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional support.  We consult on a regular basis with the very best pet chiropractors and massage therapists around.   Heck, we even use “traditional” painkillers like Tramadol and Rimadyl.  Whatever it  takes for your pet.



We brought Wylie in for a bone spur on his right elbow for which surgery was recommended.  At that time, Wylie was unable to walk without limping and pain.  After his laser treatments, Wylie  now walks 4-5 miles 5 days a week, and longer on the weekends.

I would strongly recommend laser for any painful pet.  It does take 2-4 treatments to see results, but the results are worth the time and effort.  Wylie has gone from being left at home during my walks to being my constant companion who brings a smile to the face of the people we see.  And I believe his laser treatments have made that difference.

John T.

Wylie's dad