Ozone Therapy for Dogs with Jonathan Lowe
Recently I did a podcast with Jonathan Lowe of O3Vets, located in Lansing, Michigan. He is the founder of O3Vets.com, and is dedicated to the advancement of holistic medical treatments in the veterinary community. He’s on the show to discuss Ozone Therapy for dogs and other holistic treatments.
We sat down to chat about …
- What is Ozone Therapy?
- How can Ozone Therapy help your pet?
- Pairing Ozone Therapy with other holistic medical treatments
Listen in to the whole episode:
What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone Therapy is a holistic medical treatment, introducing ozone gas into the body, in order to treat disease or wounds.
When people think of ozone, they usually think of the ozone layer, or perhaps of smog. As a result, it usually has negative associations, and that’s because ozone can be dangerous to our health if it’s inhaled. Ozone therapy is not administered by breathing it in, which is the only way it presents any danger. There are a variety of other ways to administer Ozone Therapy for dogs, making it a very versatile treatment.
How does Ozone Therapy help?
Oxygen is the most important nutrient we have. Age affects every system and pathway of the body. It alters many of the bodily functions, including how well the body utilizes oxygen.
One of the major pathways altered as people age is the cellular respiration pathway. This pathway produces ATP, the body’s main source of energy. Because of this, as a body ages, there is a decline in mitochondrial function and ATP production. Ozone therapy can increase cellular oxygenation and ATP production.
One of the primary ways ozone therapy helps is by increasing oxygen utilization. When cells aren’t functioning properly, due to age or illness, the body is not making the best use of the oxygen it has. Therefore, when we infuse ozone in a safe way during therapy, it helps the body utilize the oxygen that is already present, properly and more efficiently. Ozone also works to get rid of pathogens by initiating the body’s immune response. Because of this, even healthy pets can benefit from ozone therapy. Ozone therapy for dogs is a great proactive way to support the immune system.
Administering Ozone Therapy
This versatile therapy is being used in many different ways in the medical and veterinary communities.
MAHT, or Major Autohemotherapy involves infusing ozone into withdrawn blood, before injecting it back into the vein. Some treatments involve subcutaneous fluids. Ozonated saline is injected around tumors, or at acupuncture points. Additionally, ozonated saline can also be used for ocular infections, ulcers, or ear injuries.
There have also been great results with pairing ozone therapy with other alternative treatments. For instance, doctors are combining Ozone Therapy with platelet rich plasma therapy, prolozone therapy, and stem cell therapy. Then, they use the combined treatments in injections for arthritis, degenerative discs, and spinal diseases.
How Can I Learn More?
To learn more about Ozone Therapy for dogs, you can visit www.O3Vets.com
About Angela Ardolino:
Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert who has been caring for animals for over 20 years and operates a rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm, in Florida. She is also the owner of Beautify the Beast, a natural pet salon and shop. After getting her certificate in Medical Cannabis Biology and Therapeutic use from the University of Vermont School of Medicine, she founded CBD Dog Health to provide high quality, all-natural medical cannabis products designed specifically for pets.
Angela has seven dogs, Odie a 12-year-old mini-schnauzer, Nina an 8-year-old Doberman. Jolene a 7-year-old mutt, Maza a 7-year-old mutt, Rhemi an 8-year-old poodle, Potato a 15-year-old shih-tzu, and Miss Daisie a 15-year-old black lab, plus 4-10 more at any time she is fostering or boarding. Additionally, she uses Full Spectrum Hemp Extract on all her pets at her rescue farm every day, as she has since 2016. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the Veterinary Cannabis Association and has trained hundreds of medical doctors and veterinarians about the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals. Visit www.angelaardolino.com for more information.
About Jonathan Lowe:
Jonathan Lowe founded O3Vets in 2013 to bring ozone therapy to the animal kingdom. He has developed and taught courses on ozone therapy for animals all over the world. In 2018 his company received the innovation award from the IVC Journal for its work in ozone therapy. He is currently writing a book on ozone therapy for animals with the hopes of providing better, more accessible information to veterinarians and pet owners.