Your dog isn’t quite as spry as he used to be. The older dogs get, the more difficult it is for them to run, jump, and move around freely. According to the American Kennel Club, osteoarthritis affects as many as one in five adult dogs. While medication and surgery are often used to treat arthritis in dogs, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy offers a safe, effective, and non-invasive alternative.
What is dog arthritis?
Arthritis refers to a a number of diseases and conditions that affect the joints in people and animals. The exact causes and symptoms of arthritis can vary, but it’s typically characterized by pain and inflammation in the joints.
Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that gets worse over time, is the most common type of arthritis in dogs. This type of arthritis occurs as dogs age and the cartilage in their joints wears down.
Arthritis can cause discomfort, or it can be debilitating. Dogs with arthritis may have difficulty moving as the condition progresses, and it results in a lower quality of life.
Treating arthritis in dogs with PEMF
Medication has long been the default for relieving the symptoms of arthritis in dogs. Steroids and NSAIDs are among the most used drugs for treating arthritis in dogs. Surgery is another common option if arthritis causes enough structural damage to the joints.
Many dog owners do not want subject their pet to the side effects of medication or the risks of surgery, however. PEMF therapy for dogs with arthritis offers a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment option.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy helps reduce inflammation and alleviate pain associated with arthritis. PEMF therapy oxygenates the cells, improves blood circulation, and promotes natural regeneration in the cells. There are no negative side effects, complications, or risks with PEMF therapy. The same can’t be said for pharmaceutical drugs or surgical procedures.
Scientific studies have shown how PEMF therapy for arthritis in dogs can relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis. It’s also been used to heal bone fractures and wounds. PEMF therapy for dogs also provides a number of general health benefits such as increased energy, muscle stimulation, and increased cell metabolism.
Preventing arthritis in dogs
When it comes to chronic or degenerative diseases – such as osteoarthritis – prevention should always come before treatment. While PEMF therapy can help treat arthritis it can also help delay or prevent the development of arthritis.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy promotes cellular regeneration and healthy cell function. Since arthritis in dogs is so common, it makes sense to take preventive steps before the disease becomes severe.
Making sure that your dog stays active is a great way to help prevent the progression of arthritis. PEMF therapy can also help protect your dog from developing arthritis.
Talk to your veterinarian about PEMF for dogs. We sell and lease PEMF systems to pet owners, trainers, and veterinary practices. Call PEMF Complete at 877-473-6377, or contact us online, for more information.