Dog Arthritis And Magnetic Therapy

Arthritis in dogs is a degenerative condition that affects adult dogs of all ages and breeds. Normally, one in five adult dogs in the US is affected by arthritis. Large breed dogs are affected more than the small dogs. Heavier dogs feel the symptoms of arthritis more on ligaments and joints due to their weight.

Causes of dog arthritis

Most cases of dog arthritis are inherited orthopedic diseases like hip dysplasia, injury in the joints or osteochondrosis. A few cases of arthritis are due to infection of the joints.

Signs of arthritis in dogs

As dogs cannot verbally express their predicament like humans, the onus is upon dog owners to look out for early warning signs of arthritis in dogs including subtle changes. Some of the indicators  of arthritis which dog owners have to keep their eyes peeled for are:

  • Tendency of the dog to use a particular limb more than others
  • Lameness, stiffness and joint pain especially on waking up in the morning
  • Tendency to take more naps than normal
  • Hesitation in climbing stairs, jumping or running
  • Gaining weight
  • Less inclined to play or indulge in physical activity
  • Behavioral changes
  • Attitudinal changes
  • Reduction in alertness levels

If a dog owner can see any of these symptoms over a period of fifteen days, then it is best to take his/her pet to the veterinarian and get a physical examination done and also X-ray analysis. Early diagnosis and a proper plan of treatment is crucial to effective management of canine arthritis.

Osteoarthritis treatment in dogs

Osteoarthritis in dogs is degenerative disease of the joints. Although joint disease cannot be cured, it can be controlled through proper treatment that is made up of physical therapy and weight control.

Conventional medicines in the form of analgesics and corticosteroids can help provide pain relief but also create a host of harmful side effects in your dear dog. Alternative treatments like magnetic therapy for dogs and acupuncture provide excellent drug free pain relief minus the expensive drugs and harmful side effects.

It is of utmost importance to consult a veterinarian before subjecting the dog to magnetic therapy treatment.

Monitored physical activity key to canine arthritis control

Exercise that is moderated and monitored by veterinary physical therapists is a key factor in controlling the spread of arthritis. Exercise helps the dog in maintaining muscle mass and the flexibility of joints. Swimming is an excellent activity that achieves such results without placing stress on the joints.

Owners should avoid exercising their arthritic dogs in excess as it can create more problems in future. Dogs with arthritis should not be allowed to jump up and down. Moreover, they should be exercised on a harness.

Magnetic therapy for dog arthritis

Magnetic therapy from Woolrest BioMag in the form of pet magnetic beds or the PetMag consists of static magnets embedded strategically in luxurious Australian wool.

Getting an arthritic dog to sleep on this pet magnetic bed exposes him to beneficial static magnetic fields throughout the night and helps alleviate the arthritis pain drug free and helps your dog move around with less discomfort the next morning. Get a PetMag today for dog arthritis pain relief.

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Application Of Magnetic Therapy In Pets

Pet magnetic therapy has been bolstered over the years with a lot of scientific research proving the efficacy of magnetic therapy in treating physical ailments in dogs, cats and horses without causing any harmful side effects and sans expensive invasive surgery.

Types of magnets used in pet magnetic therapy

In magnetic therapy for pets, as in humans, static magnetic fields and pulsed magnetic fields are used. Static magnets can be embedded in wraps and strapped around the injured region of your pet’s body. Alternatively, pets are made to sleep on a pet magnetic bed interspersed with powerful static magnets.

The magnets themselves are of the order of 250 gauss to 2500 gauss. Generally the magnets are uni directionally applied to the body with the negative north pole attributed to majority of the healing. The south pole is a good stimulant for tissue growth.

In recent times, the introduction of bipolar magnets has added a new dimension to magnetic therapy. Bipolar magnets have repeatable north/south polarity on the same side of the magnet when conventionally the north and south poles are located on different sides of the magnet.

In short, recommendations vary when it comes to placing magnets in the injured region of your pet’s body. Either the magnet’s north or south pole can be placed in a direction north or south of the injury. From a vet’s perspective, many agree that only the north pole should be allowed to come in contact with the skin.

How magnetic therapy is applied with pets

It is of primary importance to consult a veterinarian and have your pet dog or cat checked thoroughly before subjecting your pet to magnetic therapy treatment.

Static magnets when applied to the pet’s acupuncture points helps stimulate these points. This is very effective for treating pet musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis in dogs especially affecting the back, knees and elbows. It is effective for treating hip dysplasia.

Advantages of pet magnetic bed over magnetic wraps

Pets are active and frisky and it is hard to keep them down in one place. Wraps with static magnets embedded in them can be strapped around the injured region of your pet’s body. The constant movement of the pet makes it hard for the wraps to stay attached to its body.

A pet magnetic bed is ideal especially for hyperactive pets and large dogs affected by arthritis. These pet magnetic beds or PetMags consist of luxurious Australian wool embedded strategically with static magnets help your pet canine or feline get the best possible exposure to beneficial static magnetic fields and providing drug free pain relief from dog arthritis or injuries.

After lying on these pet magnetic beds, you will be surprised to see a marked improvement in energy levels of your dear dog or cat and they can move around freely without experiencing the dreadful arthritis pain. They also get the benefit of a sound night’s sleep. Constant exposure to magnetic fields improves the healing of your pet’s arthritis.

Pet Magnetic Therapy From Woolrest BioMag

Here at Woolrest BioMag, we value the health of dear pets as much as humans. Our pet magnetic therapy product, the PetMag is made out of top quality luxurious Australian wool with powerful healing magnets embedded in it to help alleviate your pet’s pain, be it dog arthritis pain relief or cat pain relief, in a drug free manner without expensive vet bills or invasive surgery. Give your pet a break from arthritis pain by buying a PetMag.

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