What is "Magnetic Therapy" (The photo shows Sarah receiving therapeutic massage in combination with magnetic therapy).
Magnetic therapy is an inexpensive and safe treatment for many medical conditions. This treatment has commonly been used and practiced in human medicine, and has now recently been used to help animals.
Magnetic therapy involves the use of magnetic fields, which are applied to specific areas of the body. In dogs, the magnetic field is easily absorbed due to their speedy blood circulation. During this process, a magnet is used to align molecules in the body, which then stimulates increased circulation of the blood, and eliminates inflammation: speeding up the healing process.
There are different variations of magnetic therapy, and each dog will require a specific amount, and size of magnets, according to their breed, size, weight and injury.
For example, smaller dogs require smaller magnets, and larger dogs will typically benefit from larger magnets. They come in a variety of shapes and forms such as magnetic beads, strips, and bars. Permanent magnets can also be inserted in collars, jackets, and beds which I will talk about later on in the blog.
What are the Benefits of Magnetic Therapy for Dogs?
Like humans, dogs also experience some painful medical conditions that can lead to a difficult and poor-quality life if not taken care of properly. As pet owners, we know that these conditions can lead to a life-long process of treatment, and a large amount of vet bills. Sometimes however, these expensive methods show little results and may leave you and your pup feeling defeated, or out of options. This is why we recommend magnetic therapy, because it is a non-invasive, safe and typically inexpensive treatment method.
The use of magnetic fields is painless, and works as a treatment to speed up the healing process of injuries. If your pup has had a traumatic experience resulting in injury, magnetic therapy can be used to treat pain. In addition to this, magnetic therapy is used to treat both smaller and larger injuries in dogs such as sprains, arthritis, and muscular-skeletal abnormalities. This method also helps to regenerate nerve tissue after surgery.
Thousands of pet owners have tired this method of treatment and their animals experience positive results, with no side effects. As a pet owner it is our job to keep them safe, happy and healthy. Magnetic therapy fulfills all of these concerns, and without breaking the bank.
Different Types of Magnets and Treatment
As mentioned above, therapy magnets come in a variety of shapes and forms. Because magnets are so accessible and easy to work with, they can be implemented and glued onto every-day dog items (blankets, jackets, collars and mats or beds etc.).
One of the main forms of magnetic therapy that we use is a magnetic bed or mattress. This treatment has shown excellent results and can involve your pet lounging and relaxing on the bed all day and night. Typically, the magnets used for this method are disk magnets. Disk magnets are light and allow for a stronger mattress pad. This method involves the dog resting on the therapeutic bed, while magnets are in place throughout the material. This way, when the dog lays down their blood will have a reaction to the magnets and begin to circulate and relieve pain symptoms.
Keep In Mind
Although this may sound like a simple solution, make sure that you consult with a professional before attempting to apply magnetic therapy to your pup. It is never safe to practice a treatment that you are not experienced with, so leave that up to us!
Please also keep in mind that magnetic therapy is not recommended for animals who are pregnant or have a fresh, relatively new injury. Dogs diagnosed with cancer or infection should take extra precautions when attempting this therapy.