Mercer Island Veterinary Clinic
2448 76th Ave SE Suite 102 | Mercer Island, WA 98040
M-F 7:30am-6pm, Sun Closed
We are thrilled to offer therapeutic LASER therapy for our canine and feline patients. This is a cost-effective, drug free, and effective modality to treat a variety of conditions. Best of all, the treatments are non-painful, quick, and low stress to perform.
1) How does it work?
Therapeutic lasers (also called cold lasers) use infrared energy to stimulate release of the body's universal energy chemical, known as ATP. Similar to when an acupuncture needle used, local and systemic effects are activated which decrease inflammation, reduce pain, and stimulate tissue healing. Laser is extremely well tolerated and provides a pleasant warming sensation when applied to the pet. Laser can also have cumulative pain relieving and healing effects although treatments are typically performed more frequently than acupuncture treatments.
2) What are some common indications?