Laser Therapy & Surgery

Pet Laser Therapy and Veterinary Surgery for Cats and Dogs

Introducing the Companion Animal Laser
at Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital...
The Latest Technology for the Health of your Pet.

Pain Removed.  Life Improved.

Albert Einstein first postulated laser energy in 1917. Since that time the benefits of laser energy on tissue has been proven and its use continues to expand in both human and veterinary medicine. At Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital in Commerce, Michigan we have the most advanced equipment on the market to deliver this level of care for your pets.

Therapy Lasers for Animals

This low level light therapy is painless to the pet and can be performed on an outpatient basis during a brief appointment even with pet owners viewing the laser treatment of their pet. It does not require the use of drugs or anesthesia to be given. Many times treated pets feel better within 12-24 hours after treatment.

It can be difficult to know if your pet is in pain sometimes due to their stoic nature. If you have noticed that your feline or canine friend is slowing down, having problems getting in and out of cars, slow to go up or down the stairway or furniture, having problems reaching the litter box, or if they seem to be isolating themselves from the family, pain may be the cause. The therapy laser can be used often as an alternative to pain control medication or together with pain medication to help control pain.

The health benefits of therapy laser for pets can include...

  • Reduced Pain
  • Reduced Inflammation and Swelling (Edema)
  • Improved Local Blood Circulation
  • Helping Superficial Wounds and Ulcers Heal
  • Enhancing the Local Immune System Response

In companion animals and pets the laser has been used to treat the following conditions:

  • Sore Muscles and Joints
  • Arthritis, Pain and Mobility Problems
  • Neurological Pain & Back Pain
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • Ear Inflammation
  • Dental Conditions Like Inflamed Gums (Gingivitis)
  • Skin Inflammation from Allergies and “Hot Spots”
  • General Pain
  • Inflamed Urinary Bladders (Often seen in cats)

Surgical Lasers for Pets at Commerce Village Vet

We are proud to say that Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital also has a surgical laser machine.  The laser is an intense beam of light which replaces the traditional scalpel blade. This progressive option benefits our patients as follows:

  • Reduces pain during and after surgery as it seals nerve endings as it moves through the tissues.
  • Reduces bleeding during surgery as it seals blood vessels.
  • Reduces tissue swelling.
  • Provides extreme surgical precision.
  • Allows for quicker patient recovery. The combination of the above results along with the likely quicker return home and faster return to normal activity for pets.
  • Skin Inflammation from Allergies and “Hot Spots”
  • General Pain
  • Inflamed Urinary Bladders (Often seen in cats)

Animal Diagnostics, X-rays & Pet Blood Work

At Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital, we have access to full service laboratory testing. We are often able to give you immediate test results during your pet’s appointment at the animal clinic.

Some of the pet diagnostic tests we offer are:

  • Heartworm testing (To check for the blood parasite transmitted by mosquitos)
  • Fecal parasite testing (To check for parasites found in the environment or passed from pet to pet)
  • Fecal occult blood testing- To look for microscopic blood in your pet’s stool
  • Blood panels to check chemistry, complete blood counts, blood clotting, and electrolyte levels.
  • Thyroid testing
  • Fine needle aspirates or biopsies to evaluate tumors
  • Ear cytology- To help evaluate what actually is in ear discharge to treat infections effectively.
  • Urinalysis –To look for infection, blood, crystals or cancerous cells in the urinary bladder.
  • Skin scrapings, fungal tests, skin cytologies and skin biopsies – to help evaluate causes of skin problems for malodorous, itchy or crusting skin problems.
  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Ultrasounds to evaluate body cavities in finer detail to look at the structure of organs.
  • Digital X-ray: More advanced technology over traditional film x-ray to show more detail of the heart, lungs, abdominal organs and limbs.
Laser Therapy & Surgery