Help Your Dog Feel Good with These At-Home Therapies
Using Microcurrent and SoundWave Therapies
The dog breeding practices for size, specific looks, and inbreeding have produced dogs with many medical conditions almost unheard of 20 years ago. Combined with over-feeding and lack of exercise, dogs today suffer many of the same aches and pains people do. In addition to the obvious options such as improved diet, exercise, medications, and surgery, therapy treatments, and tools can help keep your dog more comfortable. Acupuncture is one option that can relieve dogs and is often paired with herbal supplements.
You can do treatments yourself without a vet.
Use a SoundWave massager in the same way it works for our aches and pains to help your dog. It is easy to hold the handle on or close to (does not have to touch) the area that hurts. If a dog’s hips are arthritic or have hip dysplasia, the SoundWave massager can get some fast relief in a 10-15 minute session. Dogs experiencing pain relief from the SoundWave Massager will go to the spot where they receive treatment (like by your favorite easy chair) and wait for their next session. This becomes a special time for both of you. Knowing you can administer this simple, effective treatment with no adverse side effects feels good.
Based on many testimonials of dogs with hip issues, visiting a good dog chiropractor and using a SoundWave Massager have saved many dogs from hip dysplasia surgery or uncomfortable arthritis. My neighbor did this course of treatment with her young Golden Retriever, who was diagnosed with hip socket misalignment, so bad surgery would only have a 50/50 chance of working. Today, as an avid horsewoman, her dog does miles of trails with her, and the only maintenance is an occasional SoundWave Machine treatment. Her dog lets her know when he wants his treatment.
SoundWave massagers are very simple to use. Turn it on, choose the low setting to start, and work up to medium and high, letting your dog tell you which setting they like best (if the device has various settings). Dogs will also indicate if they like touching or being held close. Set the timer (if it has one) for 10-20 or 30 minutes, and that’s it. Repeat as necessary, up to two times daily.
How it Works
SoundWave massagers use infrasound in a unique, random mix of very low frequencies imposed on sound waves to deliver a therapeutic massage that feels like a gentle, soft bass thump. Sound waves, as infrasound, are an excellent carrier of frequencies, allowing for deep penetration into the tissue improving blood circulation while relaxing tissue in spasms. Customers say temporary relief will sometimes last for days, with the overall condition often improving to restored health.
As with any product, you may wish to consult your veterinarian first if you have any concerns about using this product. If your dog is suffering from fracture, tendon, or ligament damage, then microcurrent can be beneficial to heal the dog’s injury. Microcurrent and the SoundWave Machine are complementary, and each has particular strengths. Another customer discovery is that her dog pulled away from the massager, not liking the sensation, like the old-fashioned tuning fork test used in the doctor’s office. The frequency from the tuning fork would create a painful feeling if fractured, and then an x-ray would be ordered to confirm. She later learned her dog had a hairline ankle fracture.
The dog wore a Matrix MCT Patch for a couple of weeks for the hairline fracture and fully recovered. For show dogs doing agility and sports, like catching the frisbee in the park, the infrasound massager would be an excellent treatment for improving performance while maintaining joint comfort. That’s, of course, after you treat your knees and aching back!