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Kent Street Veterinary Clinic offers laser therapy which helps to turn your pet’s hurting to healing.

Given the cool Canberra climate, arthritis is prevalent among pets in our region but a new laser therapy treatment at Kent Street Veterinary Clinic is helping to alleviate the problem – turning hurting into healing.

According to veterinarian Dr Nonna Green, laser therapy alleviates pain and inflammation, reduces swelling, and stimulates nerve regeneration and cells involved in tissue repair. “Laser therapy is a physiotherapy that is used for many different inflammatory conditions and it is particularly good for geriatric patients with arthritis as it provides immediate pain relief and causes potent anti-inflammatory and regenerative effects. It is a very gentle treatment, it does not require sedation or anaesthetic and is very well tolerated by animals; many dogs fall asleep through the process because it is just like a massage.”

The laser is a sterile, pain-free, surgery free and drug-free option which has shown to provide relief and fast-track healing – whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma, surgery or injury, healing from wounds or simply ageing.

The technology works by sending photons deep into the tissue without damaging it, which are then absorbed within the mitochondria of the cells and induce a chemical change called photo-bio-modulation. This light energy then inspires production of Adenosine triphosphate in the cell, which is the fuel cells need for repair and rejuvenation.

There are no known side effects to the treatment and results could see a change in your pet’s behaviour such as increased activity or being more relaxed due to the pain relief and reduced inflammation. When it comes to laser treatments, Dr Green recommends six sessions for pets with chronic conditions ($45 per session), however she says “each pet is different, and treatments are unique for your pet’s specific needs”.

Dr Green has worked in different clinics in Canberra over the past 18 years before taking over the Kent Street Veterinary Clinic about nine months ago. The clinic looks after small animals, such as cats, dogs and rabbits, and offers a wide variety of services – vaccination, de-sexing, surgical procedures, health examinations, dentistry, geriatric and paediatric care, pathology and many others, with plans to open puppy classes and grooming services in September this year.

“Every patient is very special and unique for us, we treat them like a part of the family and are eager to help them. We enjoy building relationships with our clients and feel our caring approach allows us to understand their concerns and needs better. Our motto is: Your best friend is our priority,” she says. Kent Street Veterinary Clinic is located at 69 Kent Street, Deakin. To make an appointment, call 6281 5199. New patients welcome.

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