Plum Creek Regional Animal Medical Center

1751 E. Exchange Street

Crete, IL 60417 US

(708) 672-7269

Pet Vet Express

728 Joliet Street

Dyer, IN 46311 US

(219) 881-8812

Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy At Pet Vet Partners

Medical science continues to find new and astonishingly effective ways to help the body heal itself and manage painful problems -- and that goes for veterinary medicine as well as medicine for humans. If your pet is struggling to get over an injury or cope with chronic pain, we may have exactly what he needs here at Pet Vet Partners. Our veterinary team in Crete, IL, and Dyer, IN offers a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive form of treatment known as laser therapy.

pet receiving laser therapy from its veterinarian

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

You may already know about laser surgery, an advanced surgical technique that uses a precision laser instead of a scalpel. But laser surgery and laser therapy are very different things. Laser therapy uses a low-level or "cold" laser which operates at a much lower frequency than a surgical laser. Instead of cutting the skin, it passes right through it to deliver its healing powers at deeper tissue levels. The frequency of the laser energy causes the mitochondria (cellular "organs") to produce more of a chemical called ATP. Since ATP fuels cellular processes, this phenomenon, which is called photobiomodulation, helps your pet's cells repair themselves and rebuild damaged tissues.

Laser therapy also enhances the circulation in the area being treated. This means that tissues can receive more nutrients and oxygen for even more effective tissue repair. It also helps the tissues expel fluids and inflammatory waste products, thus reducing both swelling and pain. This combination of features makes it ideal for treating both acute and chronic conditions. Your veterinarian at our clinic may prescribe it for hip dysplasia, recovery from dental or internal surgery, arthritis, sprains and strains, and neurological symptoms such as chronic nerve pain. It is especially helpful as an alternative to painkilling medications for animals who cannot safely take such drugs.

A Soothing Source of Relief for Your Pet

Before we prescribe laser therapy for your pet, we will perform an evaluation of his condition to determine the exact nature of the disease or injury. If laser treatment makes sense for such a condition, we can proceed with the first session right away. There's no need to shave the area or anesthetize your pet. Not only is the treatment completely painless, but most pets enjoy the soothing sensation. Best of all, your pet will feel better and/or regain mobility without surgery or drugs.

Ask Either Veterinarian on Our Team for Details!

Either veterinarian on our team will be happy to discuss laser therapy and its potential value for your pet in Crete, IL and Dyer, IN. Call the Pet Vet Partners location nearest you to schedule an appointment!

Plum Creek Regional Animal Medical Center

1751 E Exchange St,
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 672-7269

Please call our main telephone number (708-672-7269) for instructions for after-hour emergencies.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Plum Creek Regional Animal Medical Center

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Pet Vet Express

728 Joliet St,
Dyer, IN 46311
(219) 881-8812

We offer a limited number of services at Pet Vet, our outpatient, walk-in animal clinic in Dyer, IN. Pet Vet provides treatment for minor health problems of dogs and cats that do not require the services of a large hospital or the use of advanced diagnostic equipment. No appointment is necessary.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Pet Vet Express

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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