All too often we are prescribed oral medication for pain rather than an alternative course of treatment. The same goes with animals. While there are some effective medications on the market, few of them are suitable for long-term chronic pain and they all have side effects. So, what can you do for animals suffering from arthritis, inflammation or lameness besides pop a pill in a pill pocket or wrap it in a piece of cheese and hope your pet doesn’t detect it, spit it out and eat the wrap solo? Consider trying PET.
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Treatment (PET) can help dogs, cats and other animals with issues such as arthritis, wounds, injuries and even skin conditions. The end result of this type of therapy is the alleviation of pain and discomfort. It’s also safe for older animals, so it’s a great alternative for pets that shouldn’t be drugged. In New Zealand, PET Me Please, an outfit offering the service, will come to your home for an assessment and the animal’s first treatment, and it’s surprisingly affordable.
PET sessions are generally a half hour in duration. The treatment is FDA approved for both people and pets, and even Dr. Oz has done segments on his show regarding the benefits it can provide. There are portable units such as collars, blankets and rings that can deliver pulsed electro-magnetic technology for home use as well by companies like Magna Wave and Assisi. Testimonials in connection to the use of these devices prove that they can get dogs up and running again.
Commonly referred to as Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy here in the States, it is often prescribed when all other measures have failed to adequately address the pain of an animal, but it doesn’t have to be a last resort. These treatments work by promoting healing from within by increasing the amount of nitric oxide in the circulatory system. Nitric oxide is essential for supporting the healing of tissues and bones. It aids in increased circulation, which in turn helps provide oxygen and nutrients to the area of the body in need of healing.
Total Body Penetration
PEMF penetrates the entire body of the animal, stimulating each individual cell in the process. By increasing the metabolism and energy in the individual cells of the body, PEMF helps the animal to significantly improve their healing. With shortened healing time comes a shortened duration of pain. It’s also been discovered to be an effective method of treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Its use in equine veterinarian medicine is well documented.
The long and the short of it is don’t settle for anti-inflammatories, steroids and pain pills for months on end before trying pulsed electromagnetic therapy. All they do is mask the problem, not treat it. Your pets deserve better than that.