All prescription medications that leave the facility are non-returnable and non-refundable.

For liability reasons, in order for us to see your patient, the patient must have a current Rabies vaccine on file, either from us or documentation from elsewhere. If we do not have proof of a current Rabies vaccine at the time of appointment we will require that it be updated during this time.

Laser Therapy Providing clinic-based veterinary services for your beloved pets.

Veterinary Laser Therapy in North Hollywood

Drug- & Surgery-Free Pain Relief for Pet Patients

If your pet suffers from pain, whether from prior surgery, degenerative disease, or traumatic injury, then laser therapy may provide the ideal drug- and surgery-free solution to alleviate it. At Sweet Home Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to offer this “wave of the future,” noninvasive pain treatment for companion animals of all types, ages, and sizes. 

What Is Laser Therapy for Animals?

Laser therapy has been used successfully for decades and is scientifically proven to treat various medical conditions that result in pain and inflammation. Clinical studies have shown varied and widespread benefits, such as pain and inflammation reduction and the stimulation of nerve cell regeneration that repairs soft tissues. 

Pets may benefit from laser therapy if they have one of the following medical conditions:

  • Hip dysplasia 
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Arthritis 
  • Stiffness 
  • Sprains and strains 
  • Post-surgical pain 
  • Hot spots
  • Skin infections 
  • Ear infections
  • Traumatic injuries such as fractures and puncture wounds 

With this type of therapy, the laser light is directed toward the affected area and non-thermal light photons are administered for about 3 to 8 minutes. This process stimulates injured cells and leads to a higher metabolic rate in response to the stimulation, and in turn, leads to a reduction in inflammation, improved circulation, and expedited healing. Many of our pet patients exhibit signs of enjoyment during their laser therapy sessions and some even fall asleep because they are so relaxed. You may notice your pet has increased mobility once they return home from a laser therapy session. 

How to Tell if Your Pet Is in Pain 

Pets cannot speak, of course, so we as humans must find other ways to detect signs they might be in pain so you can determine whether it’s time to see the vet for a wellness check or inquire about laser therapy.

Tell-tale signs of an animal in pain include: 

  • Vocalizations when moving 
  • Excessive restlessness
  • Abnormal postures while relaxing
  • Limping 
  • Difficulty lying down or getting up 
  • Excessive licking of a specific area
  • Trouble going up and down stairs 
  • Inability to get into your vehicle
  • Trembling or shaking 
  • They act depressed, such as they don’t wag their tail, or they have low appetite 

If you notice any of these signs in your pet, it’s important to see a veterinarian to find out if your pet may benefit from treatments such as laser therapy. Our friendly, knowledgeable veterinary staff will be happy to answer your questions and address any of your concerns. 

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  • “She is the most empathetic and sympathetic veterinarian I’ve ever dealt with in 25 years of being a pet owner. She knows what she’s doing. She really knows animals.”

    M. Hill
  • “They have the nicest, kindest most knowledgeable Veterinarians in Southern California. Dr. Swope, Dr. Perez, Dani, Joel & the staff have saved my dog Pumbaa's life & help keep her healthy.”

    C. King
  • “I've taken my dog here a couple times, and I've been very impressed with the staff and the veterinarian who took care of my pup.”

    D. Garcia
  • “I’ve been going to this vet for a few years now and I absolutely love it there! The staff is so kind and helpful and I always feel like they are taking great care of my dog.”

    A. Contreras
  • “I love taking my dog to Sweet Home. They have always been wonderful to me and my Shadow. Their Vet and staff are all top notch and they have excellent service.”

    S. Benson

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