Complementary Veterinary Therapies
In East Meadow, Long Island, NY
As veterinary science research continues to grow, experts have discovered just how effective certain complementary therapies can be in treating pain and other symptoms in many pets. We offer complementary therapies at Levittown Animal Hospital that include acupuncture, laser therapy and cryotherapy.
Laser therapy is effective in the treatment of skin conditions, mouth and ear infections, arthritis, soft tissue injury, post-surgical pain, and various other conditions. Treatment is totally safe, painless, and requires no anesthesia. It works by stimulating the production of cellular energy in impaired cells and enhances the permeability of the cell membrane. Simply, this promotes faster and higher-quality healing, increases nutrient and waste exchange across cell membranes, and enhances elasticity of damaged tissues.
Therapeutic effects are achieved by using specific wavelengths of light during treatment. These therapeutic effects include faster healing time, reduced pain, and greater circulation and less swelling.
Laser Therapy is effective in treating:
- Joint Pain
- Surgical Pain
- Edema and Congestion
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle strains
- Puncture wounds
- Post- traumatic injury
- Hip Dysplasia
- Neck and back pain
- Chronic Wounds
- Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery
Since Levittown Animal Hospital is equipped with a K-Laser and our veterinarians are trained to operate it, we encourage you to give us a call so that we can devise the best treatment plan for your pet’s specific needs.
Levittown Animal Hospital is always looking for new ways to provide patients with unbeatable clinical care. That’s why our medical team is proud to offer Cryotherapy as an advanced, alternative treatment for pets!
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a non-invasive and non-traumatic technique that effectively treats an array of skin conditions without the need for anesthesia or traditional surgery. This makes the treatment process much less painful for your pet and affordable for you! Cryotherapy effectively treats skin disorders such as tumors, cysts, growths, and skin tags, and can also help treat certain cancers.
What To Expect
Dr. Funk is highly trained to perform Cryotherapy. Treatments are performed with a CryoProbe, which is a modern instrument that freeze-dries problem areas on the skin. The extremely cold temperature of liquid nitrogen freezes nerve endings so pets experience minimal discomfort during treatment and afterwards during recovery.
Treatment sessions typically take five minutes, and are recommended once a week until the mass or growth diminishes in size or falls off. In most cases, by the second or third treatment, significant progress is made. The number of treatments depends on the severity of the skin condition. Our medical team will work with you to devise a treatment plan that is best for your pet.
Pets of all ages and health statuses can benefit from treatment. It’s important to address abnormal growths and skin conditions early on to prevent further infection and complications. Thanks to Cryotherapy, treatment and healing is a breeze.
Cryotherapy benefits pets and pet owners alike. Here’s how:
- Minimal Pain
- Fast Recovery
- Safer than Surgery, especially for geriatric and sensitive pets
Interested in learning even more about Cryotherapy and how this advanced treatment can benefit your pet? We welcome you to schedule a visit or simply give us a call.