Last week we described what ozone is: three reactive oxygen molecules in a loose bond which can be used for health benefits. This week I want to highlight some of the many benefits of ozone in veterinary medicine:
Treat skin wounds
Skin wounds heal faster with ozone therapy as the ozone kills bacteria infecting the wound, increases oxygen in the wound to speed healing, and changes the pH of the wound for faster healing. Sometimes, ozone can be mixed with olive oil for topical administration on minor skin wounds.
There are different methods by which ozone provides a patient with pain relief. One method is by adding oxygen to the tissues. Oxygen helps treat free radical damage that happens in inflammation. Arthritis, as an example, is inflammation of the bones and joints. A treatment method called prolotherapy injects ozone into joints to provide pain relief.
But that’s not all. Ozone has also been used to effectively treat all of the following:
- head trauma
- Lyme disease
- dental disease
- autoimmune disease
- ear infections
- eye infections and allergic reactions
- upper respiratory disease
- constipation, diarrhea, and inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS)
Consulting with an integrative holistic veterinarian will determine if ozone therapy is right for your pet.