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Laser Therapy Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing
Rockhill Veterinary Associates is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. girl-w-dogLaser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain. Learn more.
Applications for laser therapy include:

• Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
• General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
• Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries)
• Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
• Dental procedures
• Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, and lesions)
• Ear infections

How does it work?
Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.

What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?
Simply put, it provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experiences will dissipate. Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and canine companions will actually fall asleep during their therapy session. Frequently, after therapy, we hear: “He’s acting like a puppy again” or “She can actually jump onto the chair again.” Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your companion.

What are the signs that my pet can benefit from Companion Laser Therapy?
Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are:

• Abnormal sitting or lying posture
• Circling multiple times before lying down
• Restlessness
• Whining, groaning or other vocalizationsdogs3
• Limping, unable to get up or lie down
• Difficulty getting into car or down stairs
• Lack of grooming
• Won’t wag tail
• Licking or biting area
• Lack of appetite
• Trembling

Contact our practice today at 215-257-6515 to schedule an appointment or obtain additional information.

Pet Portals

Rockhill Vet is extremely excited to introduce “Pet Portals” to our clients. Pet Portals are secure, private pet health websites that give you direct access to manage your pet’s health. We are happy to provide this service free of charge to all clients with an active email address. It is like having Facebook for your pets!

What can you do with your Pet Portal?

You can view your pet info, request appointments, post photos of your pets, order rx refills, create and print instructions for petsitters or kennel staff, access pet health topics, print proof of vaccination

How do you get a Pet Portal?

Just give us your email address and we will email you a password and link to our hospital. You can also click on this link below or any page of our website. Sign up for Pet Portals today!