Our Vancouver veterinarians use shockwave therapy as a non-invasive treatment for dogs who are suffering from painful conditions and aren't responding well to more traditional treatments.

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What is ESWT?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) uses a series of low-energy acoustic wave pulsations that are applied directly to an injured area of a cat or dog.

Shock wave therapy is a non-surgical procedure that helps to initiate the body's natural healing response, reducing pain and improving mobility.

Shock Wave Therapy, Vancouver Veterinarians

The Process

ESWT may be done at the time of a surgical procedure or at separate therapy appointments.

As the treatment process involves loud noises and could cause pain, pets are sedated for Shock Wave Therapy.

Animals typically feel pain relief about 24 hours after ESWT, but may require other types of pain control as well, depending on the severity of the condition they are being treated for.

Our vets often recommend integrating other rehabilitative therapies to help pets regain mobility and health.

Uses for Shock Wave Therapy

  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Hip arthritis
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Stifle arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Chronic or non-healing wounds

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