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    In this issue:
  • Editorial: The Healing Arts - Animal Magnetism
  • Success Stories: 3 Amazing Pet Recoveries from Illnesses
  • Ask The Experts: Treating A Cat's Slipped Disc With Magnets
  • Offer Of The Month: 15% off any dog or cat collars or pet bed

Magnetic Health Matters - Issue 13 September 2007
To Your Pain Free Life...

Editorial: THE HEALING ARTS: Animal Magnetism
by Allen M Schoen (Dr of veterinary Medicine)

When one thinks of magnetic therapy for animals, one might envision those classic horse shoe magnets pulling a dog off the ground, but actually there has been quite a bit of scientific research documenting the benefits of magnetic therapy. Magnetic therapy has enjoyed a recent resurgence as a safe, simple and inexpensive method that produces positive results without harmful side effect. The most recent review of magnetic therapy for animals is by D Hudson in the textbook “ Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine, Principles and practice.” Magnets are thought to work by means of magnetic lines of force, measured and quantified in units called gauss.

There are two classifications of magnets, permanent (or static) magnets and pulsed electromagnetic field magnets (PEMF). Normally permanent magnets are taped over an effected area on an animal for a period of time. A relatively new addition to permanent magnets are bipolar magnetic strips or pads that can be taped on to a patient. These have been made for both animals both large and small as strips that are wrapped around injured or Arthritic joints or tendons, as blankets for horses and dogs as well as magnetic bed pads for older dogs.

Therapeutic permanent magnets usually range from 200 to 3000 gauss. The earth's magnetic field is 0.5 gauss for comparison. The most recent addition to the field of magnet therapy are bipolar magnets. Bipolar magnets are magnets where the north and south face are laid down parallel to each other side by side. Both the north and south poles come into contact with the skin.

There are different theories as to what is the best approach to applying magnets. Some recommend placing one specific pole, north or south on the injury. Advocates of this approach recommend using the north pole for healing injuries and the south pole for stimulating growth in tissues. Most veterinary practitioners recommend using the north pole only on the skin. Though many people use Bipolar magnets with out any problem.

The big questions for our friendly pets are
1. What are they used for and
2. How do I use them?
Magnet therapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other modes of therapy, both traditional and natural.

Sometimes static magnets are used over acupuncture points, apparently helping to stimulate the points. The main indications for magnet therapy seem to be musculoskeletal problems such as Arthritis in joints such as elbows, knees and as well as with back problems and hip dyplasia. I have a few clients who have used magnetic blankets for their old Arthritis dogs and claim that it has made a big difference in their pain relief and energy levels and their ease of getting up and down and walking better. Many of my horse patients have definitely improved with magnets on their backs and around tendons. They can be used in horses for tendon and ligament injuries.

The challenge with animals is how to keep the magnets on when they are always moving around. Manufacturers have developed magnetic beds that the dog or cat can lie on and magnetic pet collars. Magnetic rugs have been developed to wrap around horses these seem to work quite well. They have also made magnetic strips that you wrap around a particular joint. This works well in horses. For our smaller animal companions the magnetic beds or blankets are probably the best.

There you have the positive and negative of animal magnetism. Until next time let the electromagnetic force be with you.

Success Stories: 3 Amazing Pet Recoveries from illnesses

This month I have 3 success stories to share with you about 3 animals amazing recoveries from pain and illness.

I was at my wits end with my poor cat having recurring cystitis. Nothing seemed to work, except antibiotics, so I was keen to try an alternative non-drug remedy.

I bought the magnetic cat collar, put it on my suffering cat and quite remarkably her health improved within only a matter of days. She wears the collar constantly and since then her cystitis has not recurred. I am most grateful to these collars they are brilliant!
Miss A Falcinelli 30.04.07

I purchased a magnetic collar for my pet dog who has sadly passed away now. I do think the collar helped my dog in the last years of his life as he was suffering from arthritis and the magnetic collar certainly helped him to have a better quality of life. (it certainly seemed this way!) it also looked good on him! So thank you for providing my dog some comfort in his difficult years I would recommend your magnetic collars to other pet owners with older dogs and cats.
Miss Joanne Lewis (01.05.07)

The patient is my cat Porthos who arrived on our doorstep in January and said he was staying! My other cat Hara who is 13 was not amused and the vet said that Porthos was suffering from mange to start with only it wasn't so she said he was stressed. The signs were he was licking all his tummy and legs bare of fur. After a course of tablets which were useless I decided I must find something else. So to magnets.

He is wearing the magnetic cat collar. Both cats are drinking from the water bowl. The magnetic pet bed pad - Porthos loves sleeping on it - is in our bedroom and once he has gone to bed he doesn't get up until we do. Before the bed he was always out all night hunting.

Sadly he is still licking his fur but it is early days and I hope the magnets are going to work.

Best wishes,
Rose Voelcker (13.07.07)

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Ask The Experts: Treating A Cat's Slipped Disc With Magnets
by Kat

On Wednesday just gone I arrived home to find my 7 year old cat Pepper in pain. I rushed him to the vets. It appears he could have a slipped disc and is on cage rest for 4-6 weeks with a return visit to the vet this coming Wednesday. I want to give him every chance of recovering completely without any long term effects. Considering all this what magnetic therapy would you suggest please? - Thanks Lilly

Hello Lilly,

Magnetic therapy will definitely help to reduce your cat’s pain and discomfort.

Whilst he is on cage rest, and obviously staying in one spot, a magnetic pet bed insert and drinking magnetic water may be the best thing.

This will allow him contact with the magnets where he needs it most and drinking the magnetised water will increase the overall effectiveness by up to 10 times.

Once he is on the mend and up and about more you may want to consider a cat collar so that he still has the benefits of the healing magnets when he is out of his cage or bed.

If you need any further advice please get in touch.

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