Cat and Dog Massage, Platelet-Rich Plasma, and Laser Therapy in Fort Mohave, AZ

At Advanced Animal Care, we want to provide your pet with more treatment options to benefit their needs as they journey through life. In addition to good nutrition and appropriate medication, we are happy to offer high-end alternative care in the form of cat and dog massage therapy, platelet-rich plasma, and laser therapy. These treatments can play a role in helping your pet lead a healthier, more comfortable life without the risk of medication side effects or the need for invasive surgery.

Talk to your vet at Advanced Animal Care about our therapy options. Call (928) 770-4918 today or request an appointment online.

What Does Cat & Dog Massage Therapy Involve?

Massage therapy can help dogs and cats that are suffering from acute and chronic muscle pain, like arthritis or muscle injury, and even alleviate general stress and anxiety. It often takes a few sessions before improvement can be seen in our patients, but when the muscles do start to relax, pets will begin to experience relief.

When we massage a pet’s tight muscles, this can be slightly uncomfortable for them at first–after all, we’re pushing on something that hurts! To help your pet feel their best and achieve faster pain relief, we can combine their massage therapy with other treatments such as supplements, medication, or other therapies.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative treatment that involves harvesting your pet’s own growth factors and signaling molecules and using them to facilitate the growth of healthy new tissue. It promotes healing, relieves pain, and reduces recovery time. This therapy is non-invasive, meaning it can be done as an outpatient procedure.

Conditions that benefit from PRP include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Open wounds
  • Burns

PRP is performed with your pet under anesthesia to minimize any discomfort, but there is no surgery involved. Instead, we inject the concentration of growth factors we extracted from your pet into the area requiring treatment. We treat many joint problems using this therapy, which in addition to relieving pain can also improve mobility.

Laser Therapy for Dogs and Cats in Fort Mohave

Another alternative, non-invasive treatment we offer in Fort Mohave, AZ is pet laser therapy. This is a “pill-free” way to relieve your pet’s acute or chronic pain and inflammation. Laser therapy uses the body’s own healing to stimulate cellular activity. Photons, or packets of light energy, are sent deep into the tissue without harming it. These photons are absorbed within the cells, inducing a change called “photobiomodulation.”

Conditions that can be treated with laser therapy include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip/elbow dysplasia
  • Ear infections
  • Lick granulomas
  • Surgical incisions
  • Joint/ligament injuries
  • Soft-tissue injuries

Cat and Dog Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional practice rooted in ancient medicine that has evolved to become a key component of modern veterinary care. Acupuncture can play a significant role in managing pain and fostering a quicker recovery in dogs and cats. Here’s how it works: by inserting thin needles at specific points on your pet’s body, acupuncture helps stimulate the body's natural healing processes. This stimulation increases blood circulation, enhances muscle relaxation, and releases endorphins and cortisol to naturally reduce pain.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis or back pain
  • Digestive issues, like diarrhea and nausea
  • Respiratory problems
  • Skin conditions such as hot spots and allergic dermatitis
  • Neurological conditions
  • Recovery from surgery

Each session is designed around your pet’s needs to restore balance and improve their overall health. Whether used as a standalone treatment or together with other therapies, acupuncture is a promising option to help manage pain and accelerate healing so your pet can get back to their playful and loving self sooner.

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