RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., June 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cold laser therapy offers a wide range of options for tissue therapy, wound healing, pain management, and improved circulation. This is why Alta Rancho Pet & Bird Hospital is excited to announce the addition of cold laser therapy to its practice. The surgical benefits of laser surgery, including the reduction in pain, bleeding, swelling, and diminished recovery times have been well documented. With the addition of cold laser therapy, though, the practice believes it can offer a wider range of lesser invasive treatment options to the animals it serves in Alta Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, and other nearby areas.
Alta Rancho Pet & Bird Hospital Chief of Staff, Reid Shufer, D.V.M., believes the addition of cold laser therapy is a game changer for many pets suffering from painful injuries, saying, "With the addition of cold laser therapy can now offer less invasive treatments for a wide range of painful animal conditions. This technology allows us to successfully treat many injuries including tissue damage, inflammation, wounds, and even scars with minimal invasion."
The technology has been used in Europe since 1970 to promote healing but has only been approved by the FDA for use in the U.S. since 2002. It is only recently, though, that U.S. veterinarians have begun using it to treat many different conditions that effect pets today, such as fractures, ligament and tendon injuries, post-surgical incisions, arthritis, nerve injuries, sprains, muscle strains, abrasions, lesions, and more.
Cold laser therapy is non-invasive and makes use of light in order to stimulate activity or regeneration in cells in addition to increasing blood circulation. Unlike hot laser treatments that target tissue deep beneath the skin's surface, cold laser therapy treats injuries or damage on or near the surface – without the risk of cutting or burning from the lasers.
Dr. Shufer went on to explain "Families and pets alike seem to approve of this treatment that doesn't require sedation or restraints and often yields improvements after the first visit." Shufer does warn that while some of his pet patients do experience improvements after the initial treatment, that most conditions require between three and eight treatments in order to achieve optimal benefits.
Cold laser treatments at Alta Rancho Pet & Bird Hospital last between two and eight minutes and may require occasional boosters after the initial treatment in order to prolong their effectiveness.
Dr. Shufer offers one additional vote of confidence to pet owners nervous about relying on technology such as this for treatment in that it can be used in tandem with other treatments such as physical therapy, massage, electrotherapy, and other treatment options.
About Alta Rancho Pet & Bird Hospital
Founded in 1975, Alta Rancho Pet & Bird Hospital serves pets and their owners in Alta Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, and other areas of the Inland Empire. Dr. Reid Shufer, who is the current chief of staff, took over the practice in 1993. The facility offers a thoroughly modern full service pet hospital for cats, dogs, birds, pocket pets, and reptiles in the community.
CONTACT: Alta Rancho Pet & Bird Hospital, 909-980-3575Source: Alta Rancho Pet &Bird Hospital