Laser Therapy

Does your pet suffer from chronic pain? Has a recent surgery or injury slowed your normally active companion down?

At Pendleton Veterinary Clinic, we believe that when it comes to caring for your cherished companion, you should have as many choices as possible. That’s why we’re pleased to offer laser therapy as part of our comprehensive suite of services. The laser uses painless waves of light to treat areas of the body that are experiencing pain or have suffered trauma. This triggers a natural response without the need for medication or other invasive measures. As a result, your animal family member can enjoy decreased pain, enhanced mobility and shorter recovery periods.

What is veterinary laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive form of treatment which stimulates the body’s natural healing and pain control response. It can be used as a standalone therapy or as a complement to other treatment methods. Using a small, handheld device, the doctor applies a low level laser to the area on question, stimulating normal cellular function. This results in faster wound healing and enhanced pain relief. Best of all, because laser therapy requires no medication or surgery, there are no harmful side effects.

What are the benefits of laser therapy?

  • Anti-Inflammation – Decreases swelling from bruising/inflammation
  • Anti-Pain – Blocks pain by decreasing nerve sensitivity
  • Accelerates Tissue Repair, Cell Growth and Nerve Function
  • Improves Circulation
  • Accelerates Healing and Reduces Scarring

What can laser therapy treat?

Laser therapy can be used to address a broad spectrum of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament
  • Dental Problems
  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation
  • Dermatological Conditions
  • Lick Granulomas

How many sessions will my pet need?

Because every pet is different, their response to laser therapy is equally unique. Depending on your loved one’s specific condition, its severity and a number of other determining factors, treatment strategies will vary. For some patients, positive results can be seen after just one session. Others may require a more long-term strategy to achieve the desired outcome. We will provide you with an individual treatment recommendation once we’ve had the opportunity to evaluate your companion’s situation.

Does your best friend suffer from a chronic medical condition, like arthritis? Has a recent injury or surgery negatively impacted your companion’s lifestyle or quality of life? If so, we invite you to reach out today to learn whether the laser therapy services at Pendleton Veterinary Clinic could help.

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    • Megan FowlerMegan Fowler

      Cannot recommend you enough. If you have a pet, bring them here! It's a small town and may be out of the way for some people, but for us it's close by. I couldn't be more thankful. Wonderful, highly competent, and caring staff for all your furry friend's needs!

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      I was looking all over town for a vet that could preform emergency surgery on my one year old Maltese Bella. She had gotten into something that gave her a blockage it was crucial that she had the surgery. After many phone calls to many vet around Indiana. Dr Crabtree ‘was able to save her life and help me make that happen so I more than grateful to him and he’s staff they were able to save my fur ball .

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      Excellent facility and Staff. Dr. Crabtree the new Veterinarian is great to deal with!

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      Extremely wonderful Doctors and Staff. You pet's needs come First.

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      We drive 40 minutes (each way) from Indy to take our Great Dane to see Dr. Crabtree! We could not be happier with the level of care and attention he offers at every visit. We really did our research when it came time to pick a vet for our puppy, and he stood out for his kindness and expertise. We’ve taken our dog to several specialists and found that Dr. Crabtree is highly regarded by every vet we’ve talked to in the Indianapolis area. He goes completely out of his way to check on Alice and make himself available if she is ill. The staff and techs at the clinic are top notch as well. They are very passionate and always willing to help over the phone.

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      Great experience all around! Our pug, Maggi had her first visit today at the clinic as well as her first groom there and they were awesome! Everyone was so friendly, sweet to Maggi and took their time listening and answering my questions. The groomer, Chloe did an amazing job on Maggi. Very pleased and would highly recommend them to anyone!

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      Dr. Crabtree is very caring and listens thoroughly to all the issues with your pets. Took our two dogs in there and he checked several things. Our youngest dog has been an anxious dog ever since we got him at 9 months old. He has exhibited altered gait patterns on and off since we have gotten him. Dr. Crabtree took x-rays we had asked for at our previous vet but they didn’t think it was worth it. Nothing could be seen on the x-ray but he recommended a supplement and it has been a life changer for him! He is actually playing for more than 2 minutes and his anxiety is way down! Thanks for just really listening to all the problems and not rushing through any of them!

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