Now, this is NOT another anti-vet tirade. Our local practice, here in the New Forest is totally excellent. However, there are times when the use of drugs alone is not the best choice. Sometimes we may want a better quality of life for our animals. We feel we owe them more. They have given us friendship and companionship over the years and now they are having problems we want to do as much as we can to ensure their well-being. So will you give this therapy your consideration? Let me see if I can help you make that choice.
Read what a vet has to say about using magnets for treating animals. “In canine medicine, magnets are often used to aid in fracture healing and in the treatment of many other ailments including arthritis, hip dysplasia, osteochondritis, epilepsy, pain relief, chronic organ disorders and vertebral disorders. Sprains and strains and other traumatic disorders may also benefit from magnetic therapy.”
“Magnets appear to heal the body removing inflammation and restoring circulation. By increasing blood flow to a diseased site on the body, increased nutrients become available to speed the healing process.”
These quotations come directly from *Dr. Shawn Messonnier, DVM.
Dr. Messonnier, is a 1987 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. He opened Paws & Claws Animal Hospital in 1991. Many thousands of pet owners have now tried magnetic therapy and have found their pets have responded positively in less than a week.
The one time cost is very reasonable (when compared to the scale of professional fees today); a typical magnetic collar will cost on average £20 - £25 ($35 - $50) and magnetic pet beds are available from about £30 ($60).
This can be very cost effective as from experience it seems to be the larger dogs; German Shepherd, Labrador, Golden Retrievers and similar that are most prone to joint problems. However, arthritis is not confined to large dogs. Many owners of small dogs and cats are using magnetic therapy too.
The mention of magnetic pet beds (pads), throws up a question. Which is the best form of treatment to use for arthritic conditions?
Generally, it is better to use both, a magnetic collar during the active periods and a magnetic pad for sleeping on. However, if only one is to be used, then younger more active pets would benefit from the use of a collar where older, more sedentary pets would benefit from a magnetic pad or bed.
If you have any more questions, you can call me on +44 (0)1425 672340.
* Dr Shawn’s website is http://www.petcarenaturally.com/
His whole article can be read here:- http://www.the-oracle-at.com/html/arthritis_in_dogs.html