Laser Therapy for Pets

Laser therapy is a treatment that stimulates rejuvenation in your pet’s body, especially if they’re experiencing pain or discomfort. The Class IV laser’s light beams deeply penetrate your pet’s tissue, without causing damage. The purpose of the laser is to reduce your pet’s inflammation by speeding up the healing process. This therapy is a great non-invasive tool that helps your pet feel less pain. If you have questions or concerns about laser therapy, our veterinary team is happy to discuss them with you.

How does it work?

  • First, NO anesthesia is required for your pet
  • Laser Therapy involves passing a laser beam across your pet’s skin, directly above the area where your pet has some discomfort.
  • To your pet, it feels like some warmth is being dispensed to the exact spot where the tissue needs help.
  • The beam of laser light continues to be passed over the area for usually 3-8 minutes. The length of time depends on the size of the pet and the size of the treatment area.
  • During this time, your pet feels entirely comfortable!
  • This invisible light beam puts laser energy into the cells and causing the cells to reproduce faster, encouraging more rapid healing.
  • Laser therapy significantly reduces the pain at the site.
  • Laser therapy also dilates the vessels at the site, increasing blood flow to the area and reducing swelling.

    Is laser therapy pet-friendly?

    Yes, it is! The therapy does not require surgery or drugs. It is a non-invasive procedure that doesn’t even require anesthesia. Though there are slight risks involved with improper laser use, you can entrust our expert veterinary team to provide this treatment for your pet. Our goal is to have your pet leaving every session with less pain or discomfort than when they entered the clinic. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the treatment at 403.335.3519.

    How can laser therapy help my pet?

    Studies have shown the healing powers of laser therapy for pets. Pets experiencing a wide range of health issues can benefit from the treatment. Laser therapy has a long list of benefits for your pet, like speeding up the healing process for infections, reducing the formation of scar tissue and promoting nerve renewal. This treatment is especially helpful if your pet has:

  • Arthritis
  • Recently undergone surgery
  • Wounds that need healing
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Specific strains and sprains
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Lick Granulomas (open sores worsened by contact licking)

  • Last updated: April 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Didsbury Veterinary Services