Is Whole Body Cryotherapy Safe for Dogs?

31 January 2019   Ange
dog cryotherapy treatment in Sydney

The growth of Cryotherapy

Whole body cryotherapy is increasing in popularity. The therapeutic benefits to athletes and people who train or play sport are well known. Cryotherapy aids muscle repair and recovery for professional and amateur athletes and anybody who is serious about training or engaged in sport.

As cryo has grown in popularity and effectiveness, there is evidence that cryo also  boosts the metabolism to aid weight loss and collagen production for anti aging and skin rejuvenation.

Cryotherapy and pets

It’s not so long ago that whole body cryotherapy (cryo) was first recognised for its ability to reduce inflammation in the joints and provide pain relief for arthritis sufferers and people with chronic injuries. It was also known to relieve the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and other skin disorders.

Now, the extraordinary healing powers and health benefits of whole body cryotherapy are becoming widely known in the animal world. Animal clinics and veterinarians are using cryotherapy to treat distichiasis, periocular tumors and glaucoma in animals, dogs especially.

Rather than subject small animals to a surgical treatment which is not only traumatic and expensive, unwanted tissue, cysts, skin tags, or cancers are exposed to freezing temperatures using a variety of techniques.

Skin tags and warts can disappear within weeks when exposed to treatments of liquid nitrogen applied very precisely by a veterinarian using wand. Cryotherapy is also being used, in some cases, to treat glaucoma.

For cases of soft tissue injuries in pets and tendonitis and muscle injuries, the application of cold reduces pain and reduces inflammation in much the same way it benefits humans. It is a highly effective form of dog recovery treatment and in ageing dogs especially where muscle and rheumatic pain can be a source of discomfort, it is a great way to keep your dog healthy. CTN VET°Cryo™ is a chamber that delivers of dog cryotherapy in the same way it delivers cryotherapy treatments to humans. Aside from the significant health benefits it also releases endorphins that have a calming and relaxing influence on dogs.


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