Natural Therapy for Pets
The conditions that are very responsive to PEMFs therapies in animals include arthritis, injuries, wounds, cancers, circulatory problems, fractures, spinal cord problems, seizure disorders, skin disorders, ageing, diabetes complications and many more.
Animals can also benefit from lifetime health maintenance using PEMF daily. Most people tend to look at acquiring PEMFs only when a problem shows up. Regular health maintenance treatments can optimize the level of health in the physiology of the animal. This could result in decreased costs with veterinary bills, medications, special diets and physical therapies.
In general, PEMF can be used to speed healing, reduce inflammation, and lower pain levels
PEMF therapy can be used in both acute and chronic conditions. For chronic conditions such as arthritis, it often takes a week or two for results to show. For many animals, it replaces pain medication as a long-term treatment. There are numerous conditions that our pets suffer from that can be helped through the application of pulsed electromagnetic fields. Among them are the pain and discomfort from orthopaedic conditions; spinal and hip, sore paws, skin allergies, digestive problems, surgical wounds, traumatic injury and nervous tension. Healing is expedited by as much as 40% with PEMF. Recovery from spaying and other surgeries along with internal or external injuries is also advanced.
PEMF therapy can benefit all animals and has been observed to improve the symptoms of the following conditions:
Degenerative Joint Disease
Bone and Wound Mending
Soft Tissue Injuries
European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics & Traumatology Congress 2010
In 2010, researchers at the University of Bologna in Italy released the results of their study on the effect of PEMF therapy on dogs with osteoarthritis.
Here are the details:
The study included 18 dogs of different breeds that had experienced lameness for at least four weeks and that had a radiographic diagnosis of osteoarthritis in one or more of their joints.
Dogs underwent PEMF treatment during which they were laid down on a pulsated magnetic field mat for 10 minutes after which a small pad was applied to their affected joint for eight minutes. Treatments were at least three times a week for a total of 20 sessions. While participating in the study none of the dogs were given any anti-inflammatory drugs.
For each of the dogs, researchers evaluated lameness, pain on manipulation and palpation, and range of motion at the beginning of the study, after the 10th treatment and after the 20th treatment. In addition, radiographic assessments were completed before the first session and after the 20th and owners completed questionnaires to assess their dog’s chronic pain and its impact on their health-related quality of life as related to behavioural change as well as share how satisfied they were with the PEMF therapy. Researchers followed up with the dogs four months and 12 months after the initial study with clinical and radiographic assessments as well as questionnaires for the owners.
Researchers reported that, at just half therapy, a majority of the dogs in the study improved with PEMF treatment with respect to their baseline lameness and pain values.
What’s more, these benefits lasted without the use of any anti-inflammatory drugs.
After the first session, 77.8 per cent of the dogs had pain on manipulation of the joint.
After the 10th session, only 14.3 per cent of the dogs had any pain on manipulation of the joint; 85 per cent of dogs had improved at least one grade.
After the 20th session, only 9.5 per cent of the dogs had pain on manipulation; 90 per cent had improved at least one grade.
Four months after treatment all 18 dogs had maintained the benefits reported after the 20th session.
12 months after treatment, 11 dogs were examined and two showed lameness and pain.
Finally, 45 per cent of the dog owners reported improvement in vitality, appetite and lameness after the fifth treatment.
While researchers did not see any noticeable decrease in signs of osteoarthritis in scans as they’d expected at the start of the study, they believe that the 20 sessions the dogs underwent were just not a sufficient enough time to show any x-ray changes to their bones and cartilage. They also cited a 2008 study of the effect of PEMF treatment on Guinea Pigs that showed PEMF slowed the development of osteoarthritic lesions in study participants.
“In conclusion, PEMF is a non-invasive remedy, lacking in any adverse effects, easy to employ, and useful for controlling pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis,” researchers reported.