Veterinary Shock Wave Therapy

Horse & Hound Veterinary Services offers Versatron PulseVet shock wave therapy for cats and dogs. This technology uses high-energy sound waves – called pulses or shock waves – to stimulate and speed the body’s own healing process. These sound waves release higher energy and result in deeper penetration than an ultrasound or laser. The waves travel through soft tissue at different depths to a specific treatment area and begin healing. The high-energy sound waves stimulate cells and release healing growth factors in the body that reduce inflammation and swelling, increase blood flow, help bones to form and heal, and enhance wound healing. Backed by more than a decade of clinical research, shock wave can be used to reduce lameness, increase mobility, and relieve pain in animals with:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendon/ligament injuries
  • Wounds
  • Bone fractures
  • Back Pain
  • Shoulder Instability

Shock wave is noninvasive so it can be used in these conditions as an alternative to surgery , instead of increased non-steroidal pharmaceuticals, or as part of a rehab plan. An average treatment is relatively fast and easy, typically 5-10 minutes total. Because we are dealing with sound energy and deep healing, your dog may need a short-acting, reversible sedation. This is necessary to ensure your dog’s optimal comfort. Cost for treatment including sedation $150. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 557-5669.

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