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Feature November 2019 Issue

Laser Therapy to Reduce Pain?

Your cat and the vet will wear goggles during laser therapy to protect the eyes.

Laser Therapy to Reduce Pain?

While the anecdotal evidence is compelling, the scientific proof lags. What to think?

Laser therapy to mitigate pain is very commonly found in veterinary practices these days. Some pet health insurers have even started reimbursing for laser treatments aimed at treating pain. Lasers are thought to work by reducing inflammation, relaxing muscle tissue, promoting wound healing, treating musculoskeletal problems, minimizing post-operative complications, and mediating other pain-causing problems.

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