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Here at Woodside Animal Clinic, we are committed to providing safe, effective, natural healing methods for Royal Oak, Ferndale and Berkley Pets. That's why our veterinarian, Dr. John Simon, includes ozone therapy in our clinic's repertoire of holistic treatment services. This form of therapy can inhibit the development of cancer cells, boost immune function, kill infectious agents and ease inflammation, either on its own or in combination with other healing modalities.
To understand how ozone therapy can play such a powerful role in your pet's health and wellness, it is important to understand the importance of oxygen to the body's cellular processes. Oxygen enables the cells to burn glucose, the essential fuel that powers a mammal's physical systems. It also detoxifies and nourishes tissues. Insufficient oxygen in the cells has even been shown to be a factor in cancer formation. It follows, then, that making more oxygen available to the body can have major health benefits.
This oxygen boost effectively "turbo-charges" the body's healing mechanisms in some remarkable ways. Ozone therapy has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, helping the body rid itself of infections. At the same time, it increases immune function by increasing production of special cells called cytokines. Ozone removes toxins from the body and enables red blood cells to carry more oxygen to the tissues. The extra oxygen is highly useful for reducing inflammation and accelerating the healing of injured tissues. Perhaps most astonishingly of all, providing the cells with extra oxygen can help keep cancers from growing!
Our veterinarian may recommend ozone therapy for the treatment of many different conditions, including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diseases of the major organs, canine malignant lymphoma, feline leukemia, ear infections and autoimmune disorders. The ozone may be administered as a saline solution flush or in gaseous form. Several treatment sessions are recommended to achieve the full benefits of ozone therapy; these are generally scheduled at a rate of one session per week.
Ozone therapy has one other big advantage going for it -- it's extremely safe when administered by an experienced veterinarian like Dr. Simon. Your pet should experience no discomfort from the treatment, and we are very careful to provide the proper amount of ozone for safe, effective results. Ozone therapy's spectrum of benefits makes it a natural companion to other healing modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic adjustment, herbal therapy, laser therapy, and stem cell therapy. Contact Woodside Animal Clinic to learn more.