Dr. Steffen and the team at Companion Animal Medical Centre are always looking for ways to expand and offer more holistic and traditional treatment options for dogs and cats to ensure your pets are always able to receive the best care possible for their unique medical needs.
We’ve recently added Ozone Therapy to our offered holistic services, and we’re excited to share with you how ozone can benefit your pet’s health and treatment.
What Is Ozone Therapy?
In the simplest of terms, Ozone Therapy is a form of oxygen therapy that works by introducing ozone to the body to boost oxygen in cells and tissues that have been damaged due to illness, infection, or inflammation.
While Ozone Therapy may not be widely known, it’s been used to treat humans and pets alike for over a century and has continued to grow in popularity and use thanks to its ability to treat a wide variety of ailments.
If hearing the word ozone makes you nervous due to its connection to smog and air pollution warnings, don’t worry. While it’s true that smog and pollution contain ozone, the real danger of ground-level ozone is the pollutants mixed with the ozone, not ozone itself. Ozone Therapy uses medical-grade ozone which is created in a sterile and controlled environment and is free from these pollutants.
The Benefits of Ozone Therapy
Regular oxygen contains two oxygen atoms (O2), but ozone contains three oxygen atoms (O3). This extra atom gives ozone its unique therapeutic properties and allows it to penetrate cells before breaking down into normal oxygen. By boosting oxygen in damaged cells and tissues, ozone can combat infection, illness, pain, inflammation, and more.
Ozone has been shown to activate the immune system of pets, allowing them to more easily heal from injury and illness.
Ozone Therapy can also be used alongside other forms of treatment and medication to boost their effectiveness.
What Does Ozone Therapy Treat?
Ozone Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments ranging from simple inflammation to more serious conditions such as cancer. Ozone has been shown to be beneficial in treating:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Skin issues such as wounds, hot spots, abscesses, and allergies
- Infections found anywhere in the body including dental infections, eye infections, ear infections, and skin infections
- Intestinal diseases and issues such as inflammatory bowel disease
- Autoimmune disease and disorders
- Head and spinal cord injuries
Ozone Therapy is not limited to treating only the ailments listed above. There are many more medical conditions that can benefit from Ozone Therapy.
Ozone Therapy is a safe and effective way to holistically treat a wide variety of common medical conditions and give your dog or cat relief without the risk of serious side effects or complications. In the hands of a trained holistic veterinarian, ozone is a powerful tool to help your pets heal following an illness or injury.
We’re excited to offer your pets the chance to experience the benefits for themselves.
If you’d like to discuss if Ozone Therapy is the right choice for your pet, call us or schedule an appointment for your dog or cat.