Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-level laser light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation.
It is a safe and effective treatment that can be used to help manage a variety of health conditions in both exotic pets and birds.
Here are some of the reasons why cold laser therapy may be used on exotic pets and birds:
Pain relief: Cold laser therapy can be used to provide pain relief for a variety of conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and muscle strains. It works by stimulating the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers produced by the body.
Wound healing: Cold laser therapy can also be used to promote wound healing and reduce inflammation. It stimulates cell growth and regeneration, which can help speed up the healing process.
Post-surgical recovery: After surgery, cold laser therapy can be used to help reduce pain and inflammation and speed up the healing process.
Respiratory issues: In birds, cold laser therapy can be used to treat respiratory issues such as air sacculitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It works by reducing inflammation in the airways and improving oxygenation.
Skin conditions: Cold laser therapy can also be used to treat skin conditions such as hot spots, dermatitis, and wounds. It helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
It is important to note that cold laser therapy should only be administered by a licensed veterinarian who has been trained in the proper use of the equipment. While it is generally considered safe, it may not be appropriate for all pets, and there may be some potential side effects such as skin irritation or discomfort during treatment.