Monday, March 1, 2010

The Scoop on Magnetic Pet Beds

Dr. Greene from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine states:

"New medicinal therapies have fewer side effects than older therapies. Hydrotherapy, massage, laser light, magnets, electro-acupuncture, and electrical energy can also aid in pain relief. Often a combination of
modalities may be used."

Magnetic therapy has been used on humans for hundreds of years. It just makes sense that our pets should also benefit from it. Magnetic therapy is used to bring relief and healing to almost any illness or injury present in dogs and cats. This therapy applies a magnetic field to the body that sends weak electrical signals to cells, which influences their interaction with ions. These signals initiate biological reactions, which accelerates the healing process and promotes pain relief from arthritis or hip dysplasia.

Some of the benefits of magnetic therapy are:
- Increases blood flow
- Relieves pain
- Attracts oxygen and increases tissue oxygenation
- Reduces bone and tissue regeneration
- Reduces inflammation and swelling
- Promotes a sound and restful sleep

Magnetic therapy for pets is quite successful because dogs and cats have a faster circulatory system than humans so the magnetic fields are more easily absorbed into the body and you can even use this therapy in conjunction with other traditional treatments.
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If you would like to read the complete article from Dr. Greene, I've attached it here:

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