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Shockwave Therapy: Ease Pet Pain & Begin Healing

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The Animal Care and K-9 Rehabilitation Centers offer the most cutting-edge therapies for your pets, including healing shockwave therapy.

Shockwave Therapy

In shockwave therapy, high energy sound waves stimulate cells and release healing growth factors in the body. This process reduces inflammation and swelling, increases blood flow, helps restore bone, and enhances wound healing. These sound waves release higher energy and result in deeper penetration than with ultrasound or laser therapy.

What is the Process?

Average shockwave treatments take 10 minutes or less. Your pet is given a short-acting sedative to ensure comfort. We may shave or clip the area so the sound waves are not interrupted. We select the number of pulses for a specific area, apply the trode, and deliver the pulses.

It takes time for the biological responses to take effect and begin healing. Your pet should not take part in any strenuous or high-impact activity during this period. In many cases, a single treatment is sufficient for long-term healing, but we may recommend a second or third treatment a few weeks apart.

Learn more about shockwave therapy from PulseVet Technologies.

Shockwave therapy is a more affordable alternative to surgery or the long-term use of anti-inflammatory medications and requires fewer treatments than other therapies.

Contact our hospital to discuss the use of shockwave therapy in treating your pet.

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