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160 Main North Road, Papanui, Christchurch
Northlands Animal Hospital
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Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is now available at Northlands Animal Care Hospital. It takes a few minutes to apply and our Class 4 Laser has pre-set computer for:

Post Surgical Treatments

  • To relieve pain and speed healing.
  • Tooth extraction pain will be minimised with laser therapy.

Wound Healing

  • Road trauma wounds to muscles,tendons and bone – laser therapy will speed healing and reduce scar formation.
  • Bite wounds and abscesses for both dogs and cats will heal faster.

Muscles, Sprains & Tendonitis or Ligament injuries.

Burns /Frostbite Treatment

  • Laser therapy will relieve pain, reduce swelling accelerate skin repair.

Skin Conditions

  • Eczema or hot spots (pyoderma) will resolve with laser therapy.
  • Ear infections will heal faster with less pain and inflammation.
  • Eosinophilic granuloma (inflammatory skin problems) in dogs and cats will resolve rapidly.
  • Miliary dermatitis (allergic skin reaction to a number of possible allergens) in the cat – laser therapy will reduce the need for anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medication.
  • Lick granuloma – normally a very difficult condition to treat with medication well, responds rapidly to laser therapy.
  • Pododermatitis – involving inflammation of the feet, foot pads and nail beds. Healing time for these painful lesions after laser therapy results in a better quality of life for the patient and less worry and nursing time for the owner.
  • Seborrhea - this is due to a building of keratin on the skin causing either a dry flakey skin or an oily coat. This condition is complex and often requires lifelong medical treatment. Laser therapy will help improve the quality of life with animals affected with seborrhea.
  • Otitis – ear infections cause pain and inflammation for both dogs and cats. Laser therapy will provide immediate relief and a reduction in inflammation/swelling. The anti-bacterial and anti- fungal action of the laser will aid resolution.
  • Smaller ear haematomas can be treated very successfully in a non surgical manner with laser therapy.

Arthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease

  • Spinal, hip, elbow and knee arthritis is very common in animals. This painful degenerative condition requires a multi-modal approach involving surgery, exercise modification, medical treatment and weight control.
  • • Laser therapy provides both immediate and long term benefits by reducing pain, inflammation and swelling. It will allow an accelerated return to function and a higher quality of life.

Urinary System Disorders

  • Feline lower urinary tract disease causes difficult painful urination and blood in the urine. It responds well to laser.
  • Laser therapy following bladder surgery will accelerate healing of the bladder wall and immediately reduce inflammation and pain.

Laser Therapy Cost

We will tailor a specific laser therapy programme for your pet’s condition. A single session is $45 plus revisit consultation. We have discounted prepay packages available for three, five and 10 therapy treatments.