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Now Offering Laser Therapy

Does your pet suffer from arthritis? Are they struggling to get up the stairs? Getting comfortable at rest appears to be a problem? At River Mill Animal Hospital, we want to get them up and running again! We are excited to introduce Laser Therapy, the latest technology in veterinary medicine.  

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free, effective treatment which reduces inflammation and pain to restore mobility.

How does it work?           

Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. It also increases blood flow to the treatment area, this reduces pain and speeds recovery of damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete.

What are the benefits of Laser Therapy?

  • Relief of chronic pain, such as arthritis
  • Relief of acute pain, such as trauma or injury
  • Strong anti-inflammatory effect
  • Stimulates healing of damaged tissue
  • Speeds recovery of the structural integrity of injured region
  • Improvement of local blood circulation
  • Postoperative pain relief and faster wound healing.

What other conditions can benefit from laser therapy?

Hot Spots         Ear Infections          Dermatitis (Skin Infection)                      

Insect Bites         Gingivitis                   Lick Granulomas

Anal Glands    Bladder Infections        Post-Operative Sites
(Scooting)
 

What can my pet expect during a treatment?

Laser therapy is a painless treatment that lasts an average of 3 minutes. Your pet may experience a comfortable sensation at the point of application.

What can be expected after the treatment?

Most patients see positive results in one to three treatments. While acute conditions can subside within one session, chronic conditions may be managed with regular monthly treatments. There are no known negative side effects.

Instead of turning to NSAIDs, such as Rimadyl, this state of the art technology can return your pet to normal activities pain free! Long-term NSAID use may cause stomach ulcers and disrupt liver and kidney functions. In addition to medication cost, a lab panel is performed to monitor metabolic levels every 6 months. By decreasing the amount of NSAIDs needed, or eliminating them completely, we are reducing the risk of developing long-term side effects, saving money on medication and laboratory services, and over all improving their quality of life.

Call us today to schedule a pet’s consultation for laser therapy, your pet will thank you! 813-501-4985

New Patients Receive a Complimentary Exam.

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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Testimonials

  • "Dr Hodge takes the time to really know your pet and seeks out the most current information regarding their diagnosis. The staff is fantastic and treat my babies like their own."
    Danielle S.

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