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Pet Laser Therapy & Acupuncture

Pet pain management has come a long way in recent years, and Mendocino Animal Hospital is proud to be ahead of that curve. We offer two complementary therapies for pain relief including pet laser therapy and acupuncture. Both of these therapies are drug-free and so have very little risk of side effects. Learn more about what laser therapy and acupuncture can do for your pet!

Interested in laser therapy or acupuncture for your pet?

How Laser Therapy Works

A therapeutic laser emits low-level laser light that stimulates physiological benefits including increased circulation, reduced inflammation and pain, and greater cell production. These physiological effects reduce your pet’s discomfort while also speeding up the healing process. Our trained technicians handle the procedure, which takes anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Laser therapy is cumulative, so if your pet has a chronic condition that needs a series of sessions, we’ll be able to tailor those sessions off as we see improvement.

Conditions we treat with pet laser therapy include:

  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Wound healing
  • Skin infections
  • Lick granulomas and hot spots
  • Arthritis
  • Intervertebral disk disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Sprains, strains, and tears
  • And more

Pet Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient practice originating in China that involves placing very fine, sterile needles in acupuncture points along the body’s meridians, or energy channels. These acupuncture points often correspond with muscle groups and nerve clusters. The needles stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers, as well as other physiological effects. Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Nervous system problems such as seizures
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Urogenital conditions
  • Palliative care for cancer and other diseases
  • And much more

If you think your pet would benefit from one or both of these therapies, please talk to your veterinarian at your next appointment, or call us today at (707) 462-8833.

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