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Stalbridge & Marnhull Veterinary Surgery

Tel 01963 548240


Ginko undergoing laser therapy, sporting his super-cool "doggles"

Class IV Laser Therapy:

We are pleased to be able to offer class IV laser therapy here at Stalbridge and Marnhull Vets. 

Laser therapy uses a beam of infrared laser light to penetrate deeply into the tissues without causing any damage - the energy from the laser induces a biological response in the cells (known as photo-bio-modulation) which helps to increase blood flow, allows more oxygen to enter body tissue and stimulates a protein within the body that helps repair damaged muscles and joints. These effects not only increase the rate of repair but can reduce pain and inflammation and speed up the body’s process of fighting infection.

The treatment is non-invasive - there is no clipping of your pet’s fur; your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth, and they generally seem to enjoy the sessions. Most treatments take a matter of a few minutes per problem site and we recommend several repeat procedures over time for the most effective results. You can stay with your pet for the treatment but you will have to wear some special eye protection to protect your eyes from the laser beam.

Laser treatment can be used to treat a multitude of ailments including

  • joint pain
  • back pain and disc disease
  • skin wounds (both traumatic and surgical), skin sores, bites and other abrasions
  • ear infections
  • mouth infections
  • kidney disease
  • bladder disease
  • bowel disease
  • asthma

Laser treatment can be used alongside your pet’s existing medication and should make it more effective.

Treatment protocols vary with the condition, and the regimes can be quite flexible depending on your diary and your pet’s needs. Some minor wounds or incisions may only need 1 or 2 treatments. Other more serious wounds or long term/chronic orthopaedic problems will likely need an initial loading course of 6 treatments over three weeks followed up with weekly, then fortnightly, then monthly top-ups.

For more information, please speak to Mr Wilson.