Pet Laser Therapy at our Animal Wellness Center
The Animal Wellness Center of Salmon Creek are now taking appointments. Please contact Kristina at 360-574-6400 or on her cell phone at 360-607-2795 to schedule Pet Laser Therapy or Chiropractic Therapy services. Beastie Boutique also offers in-home Pet Laser Light Therapy. Please call today for more details.
Pet Therapy for Dogs and Cats at Beastie Boutique LLC
Our passion here at Beastie Boutique LLC has always been to help our companion pets flourish. Kris and Roger are both certified in pet therapy and animal nutrition. Both have been achieving great results in both for several years. Our focus consists of implementing other healing modalities into our core business. This includes a clinic for laser therapy treatments, chiropractic services, acupuncture and reiki along with diet and supplementation consultation.
Pet Laser Therapy provides a drug-free, non-invasive way to alleviate discomfort and restore quality of life to many horribly debilitated animals. The beneficial effects of laser light on tissue were first recognized almost forty years ago. Since then, there have been thousands of studies documenting the positive effects laser light has on several types of cells, tissue, and disorders. Recent advances in technology and manufacturing have made it possible to have this exciting modality available and affordable for clinicians.
The type of laser we use is the high-power Class IV, recently approved by the FDA. This is not what is known as the ‘cold’ laser or low-level laser; those are Class III lasers. They work on the same principles as the Class IV, but are less powerful.
The Class IV laser is about 50 times stronger than its predecessor, the Class III. Since FDA approval, use of Class IV therapeutic lasers in veterinary medicine has grown dramatically.
A laser with power above 500mW is considered a Class IV. The reason for higher power is so the laser can deliver enough photons on the surface of the skin to compensate for the decreasing number of photons that are able to reach deeper tissues. Class IV lasers are considered extremely safe.
This new class of laser has adjustable power output. Class IV’s can be used at a low power to treat, for example, superficial skin wounds or to stimulate acupuncture points. They can also be used at high power to treat deep musculoskeletal problems. And there are applications all along the spectrum of low to high power.
The benefits laser therapy provides for animals with chronic pain and lack of mobility – often these are aging and arthritic pets — is especially gratifying. Lasers are being used in veterinary medicine for pain management, to promote wound healing, to reduce inflammation and swelling, and for rehabilitation in both small and large animals.
Laser Therapy Offers Huge Benefits for Pets
The benefits of laser therapy can’t be overstated. It not only hastens healing, it actually improves the way tissue repairs and renews itself. Laser Therapy can reverse muscle atrophy and improve tendon and ligament strength and resilience. Range of motion, function, flexibility and mobility are all enhanced. In addition, the probability of re-injury is significantly less. Pets get back on their feet and return to normal activities faster. Patients don’t need to be sedated. No drugs are involved; there are no IV lines and no invasive clipping of hair or cutting into the skin.
Class IV Laser Therapy treatments are cumulative, meaning each treatment builds on prior treatments and the animal’s condition improves continuously. The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive hand piece to treat the affected area. Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warmth. As the laser is administered, many pets will relax, much like you would experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate.
We will be professionally trained in the applications and protocols utilizing the laser and certified as experts.
For the past 10 years people have entrusted their pets to our care for diet and professional grooming needs. We take this trust very seriously and will be expanding our care to include additional pet therapy healing modalities. We will also be using this pet laser therapy for dogs taken in by our rescue group, Pure Mutts. Many come to us with all types of skin conditions, injuries or chronic pain conditions. If you have questions about our Pet Laser Therapy services, please call us or check out our Pet Laser Therapy FAQ page.
Chiropractic Care for Your Pet
One of the healing modalities for pet therapy that Beastie Boutique LLC offers at the Animal Wellness Clinic will be Chiropractic care for your pet. Check out our videos below!
Dog chiropractic is a holistic, all-natural approach to treating a number of joint, muscular and skeletal problems that are common in some dogs and certain breeds. The principles and practices behind veterinary chiropractic are nearly identical to those used with humans.
The most common way both human and animal chiropractors treat subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae) and other problems is through chiropractic adjustments, which involve low force manual manipulation of the spinal column, joints or other affected areas. These adjustments help improve mobility and function and alleviate physical stress, strain and pain by removing the source of the symptom and letting the body heal itself.
If you and your vet have ruled out other options for relief and treatment, dog chiropractic is a suitable alternative – all without the use of medication or surgery.
See below a video describing some of the benefits and techniques used by animal chiropractors.