--Can red light therapy be used on pets? ---------
What is red light therapy and how can your pets benefit from it?
Red light therapy offers significant benefits not just for humans but for your pets as well. Light therapy helps with rehabilitation from injury, and as a performance aid for the sport hound. Another benefit of using red light therapy on your dog is that it can also improve your pets eyesight, including better peripheral vision; improving the ability to see the edges of objects, such as doors and blinds, and more focused eyesight.
Light therapy is highly beneficial for pets due to its ability to penetrate deep into muscles, ligaments and bones which promote a strong healing response. The LED's are usually installed in pads or devices that deliver wavelengths to the skin targeting wounds, infections, and acupuncture points. Also, infrared wavelengths can provide deep-healing for tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones.
Can red/infrared LED light therapy help with dog arthritis?
The technology has improved a lot in recent years and medicine has progressed for our canine friends, and many pet owners want safe, modern, alternative options to take care of their dogs. New high-tech solutions like light therapy can address many debilitating and uncomfortable conditions, like arthritis and skin infections. You should be looking at light therapy for dog arthritis to relieve the pain and discomfort you feel when your dog is experiencing this condition.
Dog arthritis is common in young dogs and puppies that are only a few months old. While females tend to suffer from arthritis less often, it is most common in males. Although it is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause for arthritis in dogs, due to the nature of this disease, some studies have indicated that a low blood sugar level may be the culprit. You can help alleviate the pain that is associated with this disease by providing light therapy for dogs with arthritis.
Is Red Light Therapy recommended by Veterinarians?
Light therapy has been used for many years in veterinary medicine, as a safe and effective way to help the animals in the surgery and feel better during recovery. The vets who use this type of therapy are happy with the results and recommend it for pet owners as something that they can do for their own pet in the comfort of their own home.
Applying red light therapy at home:
When treating your dog with red light therapy no formal training is required. Simply place the pad or device over the desired area and allow the wavelengths of light to penetrate deep into the tissue where a number of healing parameters will be stimultaed. Unlike horses, dogs only need a short treatment time due to their size. For best results, it is recommended 3 to 5 minutes per session to gain maximum benefits and treatments can be done 2 to 3 times per day and then reduced to only as needed basis.
- Hip Displaysia
- Musclel Soreness
- Strengthens Immune System
- Tendon and Ligament Injuries
- Arthritic Joints
- Skin Conditions
- Performance Stimulation & Recovery
- Nervous Tension
- Wound Management
The Best Red Light Therapy Device For Dogs
Light therapy treatments for dogs come in a variety of sizes and price ranges, so the lights you choose are going to be important to your pet’s comfort and well-being.
Typically, light therapy treatments at vet clinics can cost anywhere from $40 to $125 per session. To purchase your own light therapy device, you can spend anywhere from $150 to $2,000. Administering at-home light therapy treatments to your furry friends at anytime with just a press of a button, might be a good investment.
Our devices are easy to hold in the hand and has an automatic 15-minute timer.
If you’re short on time, our light therapy panels are adjustable and can be placed on the floor or wall where your dog can comfortably sit next to it. While some dogs might take more encouragement than others, most are happy to sit for a short light therapy session.
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