How can magnets help your dog with their pain?
Magnetic therapy for dogs can potentially help with pain management and improving circulation. It’s an interesting idea, really. How can using magnets help your dog get some relief from pain?
We ask our dogs to perform lots of strenuous activities for us. Or they overwork their bodies on their own. Maybe they get sore from the wearing down of time. Whatever it is, they get sore and painful, or they get injured.
If you have dogs experiencing pain from arthritis or injuries, you’ve probably looked at lots of different options for relieving that pain. Magnetic therapy for dogs could be one of the options to consider.
The vet usually recommends rest and medication, maybe joint supplements. But these things don’t always work. Surgery may be an option, although you may not be prepared to go there due to cost, recovery time, or other complicating factors. So, what else do you do?
If you look around, you can find many other alternative methods for relieving pain that might help. Having had dogs with their issues, I’ve tried cold laser therapy, as well as acupuncture and chiropractic, for relieving the pain.
There are tons of other options, and you might find many of them helpful. If you are still searching for options, magnetic therapy for dogs is an inexpensive option to try.
You should always check with your vet to ensure they aren’t concerned something could cause a problem. For various reasons, vets don’t necessarily have a lot of experience with many alternative treatments, so you may need to do your own research.
Magnetic therapy for dogs for pain management
It is said that using magnets for pain management can help because they increase the circulation to the area, increasing oxygen supply to the tissues. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of scientific studies related to magnets. However, there is some circumstantial evidence that they help at least a bit. It is uncharted territory.
I’ve found collars, beds, loose magnets, coats, and blankets that have magnets sewn in or otherwise attached. You can find them for horses, dogs, and cats. People also use magnetic therapy products in various forms. Maybe you’ve tried some.
While I have yet to try magnetic therapy for dogs, I have used magnetic blankets on my barrel horses. I put the magnetic blankets on after a workout or during trailering.
What I found was that my horses were eager to have their blankets on. If they saw me pull them out, they’d make sure to come close and let me know they were waiting. This is circumstantial evidence that the magnets might be helpful.
Although I don’t have absolute proof, I’d have to say that something about them felt good to my horses. Sore muscles didn’t seem to feel as sore. Since my horses approve, they are on my list for trial with my dogs. I have ordered a bed cover from ProMagnet.com, so I’ll have to let you know what the dogs think of it.
Should you use magnetic therapy for dogs for pain management?
That is a question you’ll need to do some research on. It is probably not the first thing you’d want to turn to, but I thought it was worth trying. The various products aren’t super expensive, and the risks to your dogs are pretty minimal.
Have you tried magnetic therapy for your dogs? What kind of results have you had? Tell me about it in the comments below.