Along with traditional veterinary care, Animal Health Services, also offers alternative therapies. These treatments often work best in conjunction with other traditional treatments like medications.

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Alternative Treatments for Pets

Whether your pet is suffering from a painful inflammatory condition, an irritating skin issue or recovering from an injury or surgery alternative therapies can be effective additions to your pet's treatment plan.

Treatments such as hydro-massage, cold laser therapy and veterinary orthopedic manipulation (VOM) can help to soothe symptoms, speed the recovery, or even reduce inflammation and pain for many pets. 

Alternative Treatments for Pets

Hydro-Massage Ozone Therapies

Ozone (O3) is an energized form of oxygen (O2). This means the ozone molecule contains three oxygen atoms, while the oxygen molecule contains only two. Ozone is the most powerful and rapid-acting oxidizer man can produce, and it oxidizes all bacteria, mold and yeast spores, organic material and viruses.

  • What can Hydro-Massage Oxone Therapy be used to treat?

    Hydro-massage ozone therapies can be used to promote healing following surgery or injury and treat a variety of skin conditions and other health disorders including:

    • Arthritic joints
    • Fungal conditions like dermatophytosis, dermatomycosis, Malassezia dermatitis and candidiasis
    • Allergies like dermatitis caused by fleas or food
    • General itchching and seborrhea (itchy, scaly skin)
    • Alopecia (hair loss)
    • Skin wounds 
  • How does Hydro-Massage Ozone Therapy help groomers?

    This soothing and healing alternative therapy aids our groomers in regaining skin health. The immune system has to do the work of healing the body, so skin ozone therapy receives the best results when paired with other treatment modalities.

  • How many Hydro-Massage Ozone treatments will my pet need?

    The number and frequency of treatments will vary depending on the condition being treated. Your Cave Creek veterinarian will develop a treatment plan with you depending on your pet’s particular needs.

Cold Laser Therapy

Veterinary Laser Therapy is a holistic, non-invasive, effective way to treat and manage many different conditions in dogs and cats. Pet laser therapy works by stimulating cells and tissues and reducing inflammation. Reducing inflammation helps to minimize the pain from a variety of chronic conditions. 

    • Will Cold Laser Treatments be painful for my pet?

      During treatments, pets may feel a painless tingling as light enters tissues and cells, but it is a very slight sensation.

    • How many Cold Laser treatments will my pet need?

      The length and frequency of treatments your Animal Health Services veterinarian recommends will depend on how chronic the condition is and the depth the laser light needs to reach to be effective. Most treatments only take between two and ten minutes, and most pets show positive results within three or four treatments.

    • What can Cold Laser Therapy be used to treat?

      Veterinary Cold Laser Therapy for dogs and cats from Animal Health Services can be used to help encourage cell regeneration and increase circulation. It can benefit the following conditions and procedures :

      • Inflammation, arthritic joints, degenerative joint disease
      • Bone fractures, sprains and strains
      • IVDD
      • Hip Dysplasia
      • Cruciate tears
      • Wounds
      • Inflammatory bowel disease
      • Lick granuloma
      • Dental procedures 

Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation

Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) is a healing technology that locates areas of a pet’s nervous system that have fallen out of communication and reestablishes that neuronal communication, inducing healing. VOM is the most simple, effective and safe healing modality in veterinary care to date.

Animal Health Services regularly treats the following conditions with VOM:

  • Acute and non-acute lameness
  • Progressive lameness
  • Syndromes similar to hip dysplasia
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Progressive myelopathies (“down in the rears” dogs)
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Unilateral lameness
  • Wobbler’s disease
  • Diseases of the knee
  • Esophageal disease
  • Abnormal GI motility
  • Digestive disorders
  • Performance problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • Agility dysfunctions
  • Endocrine disease 

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