Westside Animal Hospital
Westside Animal Hospital

Alternative Medicine


Acupuncture, the placement of small, sterile needles into specific points on the body, can be an invaluable treatment for healing, pain management, and overall wellness for pets of all ages. In the hands of an experienced, licensed veterinarian, acupuncture is a very safe treatment option, with almost no side effects and no drug interactions. For more in depth information, see our acupuncture page.

Therapeutic Pet Laser Therapy

Therapeutic laser therapy is a cutting-edge technology that is a non-invasive treatment option for reducing pain and inflammation in your pet.

Uses for Pet Laser Therapy

Laser therapy has demonstrated success in the treatment of post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions, such as:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Cuts/bites
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Feline acne
  • Geriatric care
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Infections
  • Inflammations
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Lick granulomas
  • Ear hematomas
  • Periodontal disease
  • Sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Tooth extraction healing and pain relief
  • Wounds

What to Expect During Laser Therapy

Doctors examining dog

Laser therapy treatments are very soothing. A therapeutic laser is emitted from a handheld wand that’s held gently to the treatment area. Your pet will feel a warm, gentle sensation as the treatment is administered.

The number of treatments required and the time of each session will vary according to the desired treatment outcome. We customize a unique treatment protocol specific to your pet’s condition. We will thoroughly discuss the treatment plan with you before administering the session.

Laser therapy can be administered as a stand-alone treatment, or it can be used to enhance other treatment plans. Please contact us to schedule your pet’s laser therapy evaluation. We are pleased to offer this non-invasive, drug-free pain management option for your pet. We are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the laser or treatment procedure.

Advanced Stem Cell Regenerative Therapy

Westside Animal Hospital is pleased to offer vet-stem regenerative therapy for your pet. Vet-stem regenerative cells (VSRC’s) are your pet’s natural healing cells that help regenerate injured tissues. This safe and effective therapy can enhance your pet’s health.

Benefits of Vet-Stem Regenerative Therapy

There are many benefits to vet-stem regenerative therapy. This novel treatment signals your pet’s healing cells to injured tissues. It has been shown to:

  • Improve quality of life
  • Regenerate healthy tissue
  • Improve healing

Vet-Stem Regenerative Therapy Uses

Stem cell therapy has been used for the treatment of many pet ailments, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft tissue orthopedic issues
  • Treatment for liver, renal, and autoimmune disease

Vet-Stem Regenerative Therapy Procedure

Doctors examining chart

Vet-stem regenerative therapy is typically a two-day procedure performed under anesthesia. This minimally invasive technique involves the following steps:

  • Harvesting fat tissue from your pet’s abdomen from a small incision
  • The fat tissue is processed to collect regenerative stem cells
  • The stem cells are injected into the affected treatment area

We carefully monitor your pet during the procedure. Your pet’s safety and comfort are important to us, and our compassionate veterinary team will care for your pet throughout recovery.

Your pet’s health is our top priority. Westside Animal Hospital utilizes the latest tools and techniques to diagnose and treat your pet. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or to discuss the benefits of vet-stem regenerative therapy.

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