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While humans can vocalise their pain and even describe exactly where the pain originates, our furry friends have a much harder time communicating their distress to us.

If your cat has suffered a visible injury, you can help to decrease their pain and discomfort by using a light therapy device such as the Photizo Vetcare. Red and infrared LEDs are the purr-fect treatment for your feline friend.

How will light therapy help treat wounds in cats?

Light therapy’s healing power will help to:

  • Stimulate the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP helps to carry energy to cells and provides the chemical energy that drives the reactions in the cell. Increases in ATP allow cells to use nutrients faster and get rid of waste products faster.
  • Stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is an essential protein used to repair damaged tissue. It is the most common protein found in the body. It has been cited that by increasing collagen production, less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.
  • Increase circulation almost immediately. By helping to generate an increase in blood flow to the treatment areas the light therapy normalises and heals injured cells. By increasing blood flow more oxygen and nutrients are transported to the affected area, and waste products taken away.
  • Reduce oedema (swelling). Oedema has two components, liquid and protein. Researchers have shown that the lymph diameter and the flow of the lymph system can be nearly doubled with the use of light therapy. This means that both parts of oedema can be eliminated at a much faster rate to relieve the appearance of swelling.
  • Stimulate the release of endorphins which are the body’s own pain-fighting
  • Stimulate the production of phagocyte cells which effectively scavenge the dead or degenerated cells. This is an important in fighting the infection process. Infection elimination must occur before the healing process can take place. Fibroblasts are found in the connective tissue and can form underlying layers of collagen. Light also stimulates fibroblastic activities that help in the repair process.

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