If you have heard about PEMF, it may be that you have been looking into ways of managing pain in your dog. PEMF devices can be a great drug-free option for providing comfort to your pets, and we are here to explain how.
What is PEMF?
PEMF is a type of therapy that harnesses the body’s own natural, anti-inflammatory system to reduce swelling and pain, without using any drugs. Which is great, as that means no side effects and it’s perfectly safe.
PEMF – Pulsed Electromagnetic Field technology, uses devices that send waveforms into the body. While this might sound a bit disconcerting, the waveforms are of a very low frequency, in fact they are just 1/1000th the strength of a mobile phone signal. These waveforms cause an effect on the cells within the body - PEMF increases cellular activity and encourages circulation.
How can PEMF help my dog?
PEMF technology can help to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation in dogs. It can also aid in wound healing, or fracture repair.
As the PEMF devices work by activating the body’s own systems, this makes them extremely versatile. They can be used over any part of the dog’s body, for any condition that is causing discomfort. A sore toe, an inflamed eye, stiff joints, a wound… the list goes on. The devices are handheld, lightweight and portable, so can easily be used in any position on your dog.
How will my dog respond to PEMF?
All dogs are unique individuals, so the level of response seen when using a PEMF device will be individual too. Many dogs visibly enjoy their sessions, and they are calm and relaxed throughout use. Several owners report that their dogs actively seek out their devices for use.
As pain and inflammation decreases, dogs will become more comfortable, which in turn has a positive effect on their mood and mobility!
What are the benefits of PEMF?
As well as providing comfort to your dog, PEMF devices offer a wide range of practical benefits too –
- Minimal reported side effects
- Can be used at home
- Easy to use
- Used for a wide range of conditions
- Used for acute or chronic issues
Is PEMF safe for my dog?
PEMF devices are safe for dogs, as they are non-invasive, with very few reported side effects. They work gently, by stimulating the body’s own natural anti-inflammatory system. The frequencies used are very low, and only have an effect on damaged cells. This is because the electrical charge of damaged cells isn’t what it should be, and the devices help to restore them to their correct charge.
PEMF devices can also be safely used alongside other treatment modalities or used in conjunction with other medicines. They don’t interfere with any other treatments, making them a perfect addition to managing pain in chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis.
Which common conditions is PEMF useful for in dogs?
PEMF technology can help with a huge variety of ailments in dogs. Vets are frequently recommending it for several common conditions, such as –
- Joint pain
- Soft tissue injuries (such as muscle or tendon strains )
If you think that PEMF technology could help your dog, have a chat with your vet, who will be able to advise you further.