Dogs ask for so little but deserve so much
Localized Cryotherapy for Dogs- Localized Cryotherapy has been increasing in popularity among athletes and dancers for a treatment of many health problems.
Why not use Localized Cryotherapy for dogs?
Icing sore muscles has always been an acceptable treatment in your furry friend. There has been several safety and feasibility studies for Cryotherapy. The dogs in the study groups had no adverse effects. Cold therapy was safe and well tolerated.
Some breeds are more susceptible to skin diseases than others. Cryotherapy has been shown to be effective against allergic dermatitis or hot spots. Skin problems has been shown to be the top reason for canine veterinary visits. Cryo does show promise to kill germs and bacteria, which can contribute to skin outbreaks. It is a simple and cost-effective way to help your dog’s skin.
It can also be used for hair loss and weight loss. The coat dramatically improved with a softer, smoother coat. Obesity was improved in the study. While it didn’t meet the ideal of 3-5% weight loss per month, dogs did lose weight without changing their diet or exercise routine.
Several dogs with reduced activity levels have shown improvement and returned to original level of activity. Reducing inflammation also plays a role in exercise recovery and post-fracture repair.
Pain Reduction Benefit
Further assessment is needed to accurately assess whether localized Cryo is beneficial for chronic pain. The gauge has been as to whether the gait improves. When this is not noted, owners feel pain still exists. A better measurement seems to be whether there is an increased activity.
Cryotherapy can be an efficient method for treatment of skin and subcutaneous tumors in pets. Treated lesions had an overall remission of 98%.
Whenever possible on minor issues such as skin tags or small skin growths, this procedure can be performed without any sedation needed. Due to the extreme cold temperature of the liquid nitrogen, the pet does not feel pain as the nerve endings are immediately frozen. This also means that as the dog or cat recovers, they still do not feel pain that may be associated with traditional surgery.
In addition to being less painful and in many cases safer than traditional surgery for your pet, it also has some cost benefits for you! Prices for cryosurgery are often less than that of a regular surgical procedure, making this a win-win for both you and your pet!
It’s Quick, Inexpensive and Reliable.
Localized Cryotherapy for Pets is currently being offered by appointment only and at special events. Call us at 407-473-0992 for more information.