Improving Your Pet’s Quality of Life: Could My Pet Benefit From Shock Wave Therapy?


Improving Your Pet's Quality of Life: Could My Pet Benefit From Shock Wave Therapy?

As a pet owner, you always want the best for your furry friend. When your pet is injured or experiencing chronic pain, it can be difficult to find effective treatment options. One therapy that has gained popularity in recent years is shock wave therapy. In this blog post, we’ll explore what shock wave therapy is, what it is used for, why your dog or cat may need it, and what to expect at an Shock Wave Therapy appointment at Companion Animal Health and Rehab Center in Escondido, California.

What is Shock Wave Therapy?

Shock wave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive treatment option that uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The waves are generated by a device and then directed at the area of the body that needs treatment.

What is Shock Wave Therapy Used For?

Shock wave therapy has been used in human medicine for decades to treat conditions such as kidney stones and tendonitis. In veterinary medicine, it is primarily used to treat musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain in dogs and cats.

Shock wave therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:


Could My Pet Benefit From Shock Wave Therapy?

Your pet may benefit from shock wave therapy if they are experiencing chronic pain or have an injury that is not responding to traditional treatment options. Shock wave therapy can help stimulate the body’s natural healing process, reducing inflammation and pain and improving mobility.

What to Expect at an Appointment at Companion Animal Health and Rehab Center

If your pet has been referred to us for Shock Wave Therapy, or if you contact us to inquire about the service, your first appointment at Companion Animal Health and Rehab Center will include a consultation with one of our compassionate veterinarians who will determine if this treatment option is right for your pet. During this consultation, our veterinarian will review your pet’s medical history, perform a physical exam, and discuss treatment options with you.
If shock wave therapy is deemed appropriate for your pet, the actual treatment will take place during a subsequent appointment. During the treatment, your pet will be positioned on a treatment table, and our veterinarian will use a shock wave device to direct the waves at the affected area. The treatment is typically painless and lasts for approximately 15-30 minutes.
After the treatment, your pet may experience some mild soreness or stiffness, but this should subside within a few days. We may recommend follow-up appointments to monitor your pet’s progress and adjust treatment as necessary.

Caring For Your Pets Health: Schedule An Appointment At Companion Animal Health and Rehab Center Today!

If you believe that your pet could benefit from this therapy, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced team members or schedule an appointment for a consultation today. Our team at Companion Animal Health and Rehab Center takes pride in providing advanced technology to pet owners in Escondido, CA, and the surrounding areas, and is dedicated to treating your pet and helping them live a healthy, happy, and pain-free life.