Companion Laser Therapy
Advanced Vet Care of Vestavia is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet's response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
Applications for laser therapy include:
How does it work?
Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.
What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?
Simply put, it provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet intially experiences will dissipate.
Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and canine companions will actually fall asleep during their therapy session. Frequently, after therapy, we hear: "He's acting like a puppy again" or "She can actually jump into the chair again." Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your companion.
What are the signs that my pet can benefit from Companion Laser Therapy?
Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are:
Find out what pet owners have to say about laser therapy and how laser therapy impacts cellular regeneration and healing.
Monthly Spotlight Services
January is puppy and kitten month! For first time puppy/kitten visits you will receive a free physical exam, a new pet kit, and lots of loves for your new furry friend. You also get an hour on your first visit to ask any questions needed.
February is dental month! For each dental, your pet will receive a dental kit, which includes brochures on how to maintain healthy teeth, a sample of water additive, and a chewie for your pet to sample. There is also a 20% discount on the dental itself. For any procedures done with anesthesia, basic blood-work is necessary to determine that your pet is healthy enough for the procedure at the cost of $93.
March is senior spotlight month. Senior pet ages are 7 years and up. Geriatric pets can develop many of the same problems seen in elderly people. For example, weakness, arthritis, sicknesses, and hip dysplasia. Make sure to schedule your appointment with Dr. McKnight, whose interest is in geriatric patients. We offer 10% off senior blood-work as well as a senior arthritis kit to go home with your pet! Also, we are offering a free first session of Laser Therapy for first time patients!
April is heart-worm spotlight month! Making sure your pet is checked for heart-worms yearly is very important! This ensures that your pet is heart-worm negative as well as negative against tick-borne diseases. This allows you to purchase heart-worm prevention for your pet with a negative test. When purchasing a year's worth of any heart-worm prevention or you bring your pet in for an overdue heart-worm test and purchase a 6 month supply of heart-worm medicine, you are entered to win a free heart-worm test, where we pick two winners at the end of the month. You will also receive 10% off a heart-worm test.
May is flea and tick prevention month! In Alabama, it does not get cold enough to kill off all fleas and ticks. This is why it is important to keep your pet on prevention all year round. There are different options to choose from, whether it be a chewable or a topical. When purchasing any box of flea and tick prevention, you are able to enter to win a free box of prevention!
June is allergy spotlight month! Just like people, animals get allergies too. Allergens can be inhaled, ingested, or through contact on your pet's skin. There are a variety of symptoms that a pet can have; it's best to make sure you speak with your vet to discuss your options! We offer a variety of products that will help your pet with allergies as well! When you purchase any two hydrolyzed/allergy products we offer, you get to enter to win a small bath basket!
July is anxiety spotlight month! Pets get anxiety just like humans do! Anxiety can be shown in many different ways, ranging from destructive behavior to stranger anxiety. We offer a variety of products to help all animals with anxiety. If you purchase anything anxiety related, you receive 10% off.
August is immunization spotlight month! Making sure your pet has the correct immunizations is extremely important. In order to enter your name for a chance to win a Visa Gift Card, your pet (dog or cat) has to have certain immunizations in one visit.
September is obesity spotlight month! Just like humans, your pet can be obese. It is very important to maintain your pets weight. You will receive 20% off an obesity exam, which includes a personalized diet plan and a free weight loss kit!
October is dental month! For each dental your pet will receive a dental kit, which includes brochures on how to maintain healthy teeth, a sample of water additive, and a chewie for your pet to sample. There is also a 20% discount on the dental itself. For any procedures done with anesthesia, basic blood-work is necessary to determine that your pet is healthy enough for the procedure at the cost of $93.
November is check the chip month! Getting your pet micro-chipped is a really good precaution, when they are found it's an easy way to track the owners. When you bring your pet in for a microchip, you get a discount!
December is client loyalty month! Sign up for an open house for a meet and greet with the doctors! Ask any question or just come and learn new information! (date to be announced) Also sometime in this month, we will have Santa pictures for all pets! So bring in your furry friends. (date to be announced)
Care Credit is a healthcare credit card designed for your pets wellness needs. It's a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and any procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments. We also accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Check, and Cash. For more questions please feel free to call.