Veterinary Cold Laser Therapy

Veterinary Cold Laser TherapyThe Erchonia PL5000 and the Microlight ML830® are FDA approved, noninvasive, coherent light lasers, also known as a “cold lasers.” In contrast to surgical or cosmetic lasers that produce heat and thermo-destructive laser energy, these produce no harm to cells or tissues. Cold lasers have been used in medicine for over 30 years with clinical studies demonstrating medical efficacy and safety.

Cold laser treatments are painless – there is no vibration, pulsating shock, or heat. The only sensation felt is that of the laser head as it comes in contact with the skin.

The nature of the laser light has several facets: wavelength, coherency, power and frequency. The light energy penetrates into cells and reacts with receptors called chromophores.  Different frequencies target different tissues and/or organs. Research studies have noted that many acute & chronic conditions may be improved or eliminated with use of the laser.  Some examples are:

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries / Diseases
    Arthritis / joint pain / elbow and hip dysplasia / herniated and bulging discs in neck or spine, muscle pain and spasms / nerve root pain / partial cruciate ligament tear / muscle sprains / nerve damage / degenerative myelopathy / lameness /  facial nerve paralysis / spondylosis
  • Skin Issues / Diseases
    Wound healing (post-op incisions) /  hot spots / lick granulomas / reduction in size of lipomata (fatty tumors) / eczema / dermatitis / pemphigus / alopecia (hair loss) / stomatitis / neurodermatitis
  • Endocrine Diseases
    Cushings / Addisons / thyroid disorders / diabetes / pancreatic insufficiency
  • Internal Medicine Diseases
    Liver disease / kidney disease / inflammatory bowel disease / epilepsy / megaesophagus / digestive issues / allergies /  pancreatitis / ear infections / vestibular disease /  urinary issues / cardiac issues / gallstones
Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is an excellent alternative for pets who don’t tolerate acupuncture or handling well.

The number of treatments depends upon the severity of the condition and its duration.

There are no known side effects from administration of cold laser therapy.


My kitty suffered miserably from stomatitis. She was not eating  because her mouth was so sore and she lost a lot of weight. Conventional treatment and medications didn't help much at all. After just 11 cold laser treatments, she is 85% better and is eating 4 cans of food a day! She has regained her weight and is playful again too! We will continue maintenance treatments to keep her happy and healthy.

Pre-Laser and Post-Laser photos.
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