My mom was out of viable options. She had nowhere to turn. She felt disillusioned and desperate.
That is, until….
Hi everyone! I’m Cello.
I am not, by any standards, just an ordinary pup.Why you ask?
Well, because I have first-paw experience of the miracles that ozone therapy can perform and the results that only ozone therapy can produce!!
But, let’s start at the beginning of my story.
I came into this world as any other puppy does – an innocent, completely-dependent little guy with no knowledge of what the future may hold or that one day something called “ozone therapy” would improve my life immensely.
I was fortunate enough to have an awesome human dad who took extremely good care of me. And, on the horrible day that dad passed away, I found myself in the loving hands of his daughter who just so happened to be a big fan of ozone therapy.
My new mom was head over heels in love with me. In fact, I was so special to her that she still loved me, despite the fact that I had lost an eye as result of disease.
And, as bad luck and horrible diseases would have it, I lost my other eye within a year after mom started caring for me. Now, I’m completely blind.
To make matters worse, I also developed a bad skin condition, which eventually lead to skin eruptions. The vet put me on medication for this condition, and I hated that part.
Then, shortly after my skin condition broke out, I developed a severe ear infection, and the vet prescribed stuff AGAIN. This time, I had to take heavy-duty antibiotics every single day!! This stupid ear infection continued for months, despite these medications. My mom was at the point where she wondered if the high doses of antibiotics were even working at all! They sure didn’t make me feel very good.
I was in a lot of pain and discomfort, so I started developing some behavioral issues. I don’t want to dwell on those, though, because I feel bad for what I did.
My mom is so loving that she didn’t want to see me suffer anymore, so she made the best decision ever for me. She took me to the right vet for ozone therapy treatments! Mom knew it worked because she had taken other older dogs for ozone therapy treatments in the past. She also knew that ozone therapy was not going to hurt me and that I wouldn’t have to keep suffering the way I was.
I can’t tell you how happy this made me. I’m so glad that the human species can think and reason better than us dogs sometimes.
Not only did ozone therapy help me, it resulted in a COMPLETE recovery. I woke up one morning, and my ears didn’t hurt or itch. They didn’t even make me shake my head, but I shook my head anyway just to make sure I didn’t have to!
Because of these ozone therapy treatments, I no longer had to suffer from annoying ear infections, and, BONUS, I was able to stop taking those horrible antibiotics that made me feel rotten all over.
I actually felt as if I was back in my own body, and I could finally relax and chill like other dogs. It was incredible!!
See this is how I feel after ozone therapy!
Now, I don’t know what all these big words mean, but my mom said that ozone therapy is a “comprehensive gentle way that helped to support my system” – and that meant everything to her.
Do you wanna see my amazing mom?? Do you wanna hear her talk about me?? Here, watch this video of us.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, ozone therapy was the VERY reason that I no longer suffered, but, instead, could live my life a happy, healthy pup!
That would be a big, fat No!!!
After seeing the amazing healing effects that ozone therapy had on me, my mom continued to take me to the vet clinic for ozone therapy treatments on a regular basis!! I actually got to the point where I liked going to the vet!!! (You’d have to be a dog, a cat or some other animal to understand how we feel about trips to the vet!!!)
But, do you want to know the really cool thing??
I’m definitely not the only animal out there that has had great success from ozone therapy treatments.
Any animal in the world can receive ozone therapy and possibly experience a downright miracle like I did if their vets or parents perform ozone therapy on them. After all, don’t all of us animals deserve to live good, healthy lives?
Thanks for reading my story!
There are over 14 different ways to administer ozone therapy. Why is rectal insufflation at the top of the list? In this article, we will answer that question and give you some practical information for performing this treatment.
As ozone therapy gains popularity in the veterinarian world and in pet owners’ homes, you may have heard the words “rectal insufflation,” but you have no idea what those words mean other than something involving an animal’s rear end.
This, in and of itself, makes you cringe and ask yourself, “How can people possibly administer ozone through a rectum? Who does that?”
Though it sounds invasive, a little strange and lots of uncomfortable, you should know that administering ozone via rectal insufflation is the most common and best all-around ozone therapy administration method.
This article is to inform you that:
You’re going to want to stick around and keep reading to learn more about this amazing ozone therapy administration method.
Rectal insufflation is infusion of ozone gas into the colon via a rectal catheter.
It has been practiced for over 70 years!! In the 1930s, European physicals Dr. Erwin Payr and Dr. P. Aubourg, were the first to introduce rectal insufflation as a way to administer ozone to their patients.
Rectal insufflation is safe. In fact, side effects from rectal insufflation are virtually non-existent.
Rectal insufflation is pain free, especially if you use a rectal catheter that is small in circumference and flexible, such as O3Vets’ catheters.
Dr. Erin Holder, FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital, has had great success using these same catheters time and time again to perform ozone therapy via rectal insufflation on animals as small as birds.
Another reason that rectal insufflation is such an ideal ozone administration method is because it is a systemic treatment method.
Right about now, you may be thinking, “I don’t even know what ‘systemic’ means.”
The Meriam Webster Dictionary defines “systemic” as: of, relating to, or common to a system, such as: (a) affecting the body generally.
The bottom line is, because rectal insufflation is a systemic treatment method, it is commonly the ozone therapy administration method of choice to treat a whole slew of conditions, including inflammation, Immunomodulation, seizures, Lymphoma, chronic fatigue, systemic/internal bacterial and viral infections, auto-immune diseases, immune deficiencies and disorders, Lyme Disease, arterial circulatory conditions and so many other diseases and illnesses.
Additionally, rectal insufflation is used as a complementary treatment to other cancer therapies. Among many others, two well-known veterinarians, Dr. Margo Roman, Main Street Animal Hospital of Hoptinkin, and Dr. Marlene Siegel, Pasco Veterinary Animal Center, use rectal insufflation ozone therapy continuously on cancer patients.
This IVC Journal article entitled “Ozone Therapy for Cancer in Veterinary Medicine”, written by Dr. Pema Choepel Mallu, explains how rectal insufflation benefits animals with prostatic and bladder cancers.
This study, which was conducted on humans with prostate cancer, showed that administration of rectal ozone therapy greatly reduced the amount of rectal bleeding that patients experienced as result of radiation treatments.
Rectal insufflation is not only used for systemic conditions either. Veterinarians and pet owners alike can administer ozone therapy rectally for conditions like Ulcerous Colitis, Proctitis and anal fistulae or fissures.
Another great benefit of ozone being delivered via rectal insufflation is that it can be used as a preventative treatment to maintain an animal’s overall health. The IVC Journal published another article entitled “Ozone Therapy: a way to build and maintain health” that goes into detail about ozone’s ability to do just that.
Rectal insufflation can be administered in no time at all. Trust me, if I can administer ozone therapy rectally to my 112-lb Mastiff while he’s not looking in under a minute and a half, you can do the same with client animals and beloved pets.
Rectal insufflation is really easy to administer. In fact, if you are a veterinarian, your Technician can easily administer the treatment to your patients saving you time to meet and treat other clients.
If you are a fur baby mom or dad, you can actually administer rectal ozone therapy quickly and efficiently in the comfort of your own home.
Look–here’s a video of O3Vets’ owner, Jonathan Lowe, and his young daughter administering ozone rectally to their puppy. It’s really that easy and quick.
The following equipment is all you need to perform rectal insufflation:
When administering ozone therapy using rectal insufflation, all you have to do is follow these three easy steps:
If you are like a lot of people and find it easier to follow instructions by visually seeing the process performed, this video on administering ozone therapy via rectal insufflation may help.
It is recommended that you start low and slow if you are administering ozone via rectal insufflation. The volume can always be increased if desired.
If you are a pet mom or dad who wants to administer ozone to your fur baby at home using rectal insufflation, the chart below is a suggested regiment. However, if your pet is under the care of a veterinarian, it is VERY important, to follow the guidelines for rectal insufflation that he/she recommends. The veterinarian is the expert and should know exactly what is right for your pet.
|Ozone Concentration||Volume||Ideal Frequency||# of Treatments|
|35 µg/ml||1ml/lb||5x per week||10-20|
If you want to adjust or increase how much ozone is being infused into an animal, it is suggested that you increase the volume being administered as opposed to increasing the ozone concentration level.
So much positive feedback has been received about performing ozone therapy using rectal insufflation!! But, don’t solely take my word for it. Rather, listen and see for yourself how this not-so-disgusting ozone therapy administration method has worked for them.
Animals are precious gifts from God; and, if ozone therapy and rectal insufflation can be used to get them healthy faster and keep them healthy longer, why wouldn’t we choose to do so?
Now, do you still think administering ozone therapy via rectal insufflation is disgusting? Does it still make you cringe? Do you think rectal insufflation might be worth trying in order to help treat animals? Do you think you want to make the time to try it?
If you answered no, no, yes and yes to these questions, your best bet is to contact O3Vets to get started as soon as possible!!
You’ve heard so much about the benefits of ozone therapy and have decided that you want to start practicing ozone therapy for the patients in your veterinary clinic or at home for your pet.
You know that you need an ozone generator, but how do you choose the right one to perform the ozone therapy administration methods you plan to use and meet all your other ozone therapy needs?
Because ozone generators come in all sizes and variations, you may want to ask yourself the following questions to determine which ozone generator is for you.
If you have a veterinary practice, will you be administering ozone therapy in your clinic, or is the practice mobile? Will you be performing ozone therapy on small or large animals? Will the ozone generator be used in a building? A home? A barn? In a pasture?
If you are a pet owner, rancher or farmer administering ozone therapy at home, will you be treating one small kitten? Three medium-sized dogs? A large horse? A herd of cows?
Depending on what illnesses you are treating and what ozone therapy administration methods you plan to use, you will want to make sure that the ozone generator you purchase is adaptable for the ozone therapy accessories you will need.
Sometimes it just comes down to cost when determining which ozone generator to choose. Are you on a shoestring budget? Will purchasing an ozone generator pay for itself in the long run? How long do you plan to use your ozone generator?
If you are a practicing veterinarian, and the initial investment cost of an ozone generator is your primary concern, you should be aware that ozone therapy can bring in huge profits per year. Of course, this is dependent on your patient load, how many ozone therapy administration methods you are utilizing and how often your patients are treated. Typically, though, you will certainly make a profit over the generator’s lifetime regardless of which model of ozone generator you choose.
Dr. Rose DiLeva, Veterinarian and Owner of Animal Wellness Center in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, http://www.altpetdoc.com/ purchased the ozone generator that her clinic uses in September 2019, and, within less than three months, the profits taken in by the clinic for ozone therapy treatments not only paid for her ozone generator, but also for the many accessories she purchased to perform ozone therapy.
This chart shows the average times and costs associated with providing ozone therapy treatments via various administration methods and the average charges that customers pay for each ozone therapy service. Imagine how quickly the initial investment of purchasing an ozone generator would be consumed and paid for!
If you are a pet owner who takes your pet to a vet clinic or uses a mobile vet for ozone therapy treatments, you know that the cost for these treatments can add up quickly. Not only do you incur costs for the ozone therapy treatments, you also have to pay for the gas to get there and make the time to travel to the clinic. But, what if you had your own ozone generator at your disposal and could treat your pet right in the comfort of your own home? Obviously, your ozone generator would be paid for in no time at all, and you and your pet wouldn’t have to endure a trip to the vet weekly or even more often.
Not too many of us can claim to be a rocket scientist! And, you shouldn’t have to be one to operate an ozone generator.
Most veterinarians and pet owners are probably hoping to purchase an ozone generator that is relatively simple to use yet provides the necessary components for ozone therapy to be administered in numerous ways.
A veterinarian may want an ozone generator that doesn’t require a mathematician to determine the concentrations and flow rates of various ozone therapy administration methods. There are ozone generators out there that digitally provide this information via a simple touch or slide of a button or two. Perhaps a veterinarian wants an ozone generator that will turn itself off once an ozone insufflation bag or syringe has been filled to the desired amount. There are ozone generators out there that provide this as well.
A pet owner may want an ozone generator that requires nothing more than being hooked up to an oxygen tank and plugged in. Yes, there are ozone generators out there that are really that simple to use!
You’ve heard it a million times, “Safety first!”
This couldn’t be more true in the world of ozone therapy. Safety is ESSENTIAL and should be your first priority when choosing an ozone generator and administering ozone therapy to animals.
On that note, whichever ozone generator you select MUST have a fully reliable internal cooling/ventilation system that will interrupt the ozone being generated when sufficient cooling is not warranted. ISCO3 stresses this in their publication https://isco3.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/GUIDELINES-FOR-OZONE-GENERATORS.pdf.
The ISCO3 also alerts buyers to make sure the material that comprises the electrodes is of high-quality and able to withstand long-term and frequent exposure to high electric energy. You are probably muttering to yourself, “Well, I’m not a rocket scientist, so how do I know what materials those would be?” The most recommended material for ozone generator electrodes is Quartz glass. So, you want your generator’s electrode material and the ozone produced to come into contact with Quartz glass.
Caution should also be taken when choosing the accessories you need for your ozone generator to safely administer ozone therapy treatments. Only ozone-resistant materials should come into contact with ozone.
Materials that should NOT come into contact with ozone include many types of metals and plastics. Of course there are varying levels of ozone-resistance and you can find a chart of these in the pdf document that you will find at this link. Because ozone can quickly break certain products down, we want to be extra careful to use ozone generators and accessories that have been designed with ozone compatible materials. You can find many of these for veterinary use at O3Vets.com.
An organization called Ozone Research Group indicates that, if ozone is handled well, it is a safe gas. However, precaution is REQUIRED for maintenance as well as equipment malfunction and reliability.
So, do yourself and the animals you are treating a favor, and don’t neglect safety when trying to decide on an ozone generator.
When choosing an ozone generator, bear in mind that not all ozone generators are created equal.
Though Drsozone.com pertains to humans, they hit it head on by stating “Medical grade (sometimes called laboratory grade, pure grade, etc.) will ALWAYS use pure oxygen to make ozone.” https://www.drsozone.com/equipment/. But, what does this mean? This statement means that the ozone used for people and animals should be medical grade, and medical-grade ozone can only be produced by using pure oxygen.
Though it may sound confusing, this does not mean that the oxygen you use to operate your ozone generator has to come from a medical supply store. It means that you should use PURE oxygen when running your ozone generator. PURE oxygen can be found in the types of oxygen tanks you get from both medical supply and industrial oxygen sources.
Maybe this blog will help clarify the oxygen source you choose to operate your ozone generator. https://www.o3vets.com/how-to-find-oxygen-for-ozone-therapy/
The Ozone Research Group emphasizes that, when using an ozone generator for ozone therapy treatments, you want the generator to be stable in its concentration because the concentration and the duration of an ozone treatment are what determine the success or failure of the ozone treatment.
Companies that sell ozone generators sometimes show this by placing lists or tables on the face of the ozone generator, which show the ozone concentration, the oxygen regulator setting and sometimes the flow rate. Higher-end ozone generator models often use digital indicators to show concentration levels. https://medicalozone.info/how-to-choose-medical-ozone-generators/
Like most of you, I am far from a rocket scientist, but I do know that only the best companies that sell ozone generators have knowledgeable staff who are available to answer questions, guide customers through the ozone generator selection process AND provide training on how to use their equipment. O3Vets is one such company!
O3Vets has a selection of quality professional and home-use ozone generators to choose from. These generators have been designed and manufactured to the highest standards using state-of-the-art technology.
So, which ozone generator will be best for you??
Visit our website today and get your pet on the track to better health today!
Her name is Misty, and she’s a beautiful mare. Ozone therapy proved to be the one and only treatment that would free her of a relentless infection.
Several years ago, Misty had given birth to a foal and, unfortunately, suffered a post-partum retained placenta shortly after the foal’s arrival. As result, she developed severe Endometritis.
Scott Bennett, DVM is the owner of Equine Services in Simpsonville, Kentucky and a much sought after veterinarian. At the time, Dr. Bennett had never heard of ozone therapy or its ability to stimulate and stabilize biological functions, regulate Misty’s oxygen levels and assist the mare’s innate immune system to fight off illness and disease.
Believing that no other options were available, Dr. Bennett had Misty undergo an extremely aggressive therapy regiment in attempt to cure the Endometritis, end Misty’s suffering and restore her body to a state of health. This went on for two years with no end in sight.
It was then that Dr. Bennett became aware of the astounding results that ozone therapy can bring, so, with nothing to lose, he decided to administer ozone therapy to Misty.
Though there are numerous ways to administer ozone therapy, Dr. Bennett chose to use ozonated saline to lavage (cleanse, rinse) the infection. Each time he administered the ozone infused saline, she showed progress and signs of improvement.
In no time at all, Misty fully recovered from the illness that had kept her down for so long.
But that’s not the end of the story.
Ozone therapy not only thoroughly healed the Endometritis Misty had suffered from, it also enabled her to begin delivering embryos again, which had been impossible in over two years. Amazingly, she was able to successfully produce a healthy foal that grew to become a Horse of the Year and World Champion!
How’s that for a happy ending??
Misty’s story isn’t all that unique. As the success of ozone therapy continues to occur in our animal friends, the words “you have to try ozone therapy” are spreading, and, each time those words are spoken, another animal is given a chance at a better life.
I’m here to tell you, YOU HAVE TO TRY OZONE THERAPY!!
Ozone therapy is powerful.
Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI) is also powerful.
When we combine these two treatments, we get O3UV. Let’s face it—When people first hear about O3UV to treat animals, they have a slew of questions. From basic questions to the ones nobody asks but should, they will be answered here.
UV refers to ultraviolet light.
O3UV is the combination of ozone therapy, Major Autohemotherapy (MAHT) and Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI).
In a nutshell, O3UV boosts the immune system, kills germs, increases cellular oxygen, decreases pain and cuts inflammation.
The IVC Journal contains a great article covering O3UV’s abilities. Click here to read it. https://ivcjournal.com/ozone-biophotonic-therapy/
A better question might be, “What are some examples of illnesses O3UV doesn’t treat?”
O3UV has been proven to effectively treat Lyme Disease, allergies, viral and bacterial infections, auto-immune conditions, kidney disease, liver issues, respiratory conditions and circulatory illnesses. It is also a great complement to all types of cancer treatment.
Dr. Kathy Backus sums it up very well in her article “Unleashing the Power of Ozone and Ultraviolet.” Check out her take on using O3UV in veterinary medicine.
UV light is a germicidal (disinfectant) that also has anti-inflammatory and immune system boosting effects. It increases oxygen in the blood and helps blood more easily transport that oxygen to the body’s organs.
When blood is exposed to light, any bacteria and/or viruses in the bloodstream will absorb five times more photonic energy than red and white blood cells do. In turn, the body’s immune system is revved up, and the immune system starts killing off infections.
This is true in both humans and animals.
The Riordan Clinic is just one clinic that uses O3UV in humans every day. The following is what the Riordan Clinic has to say about O3UV:
There are three types of UV lamps used in O3Vets’ UV machines–UVA, UVB and UVC.
♦ UVA light is also known as black light and is a broad band of light. UVA light is found in the sun. It is easily absorbed into the blood and balances the immune system.
♦ UVB light is also found in the sun. UVB lamps have a high absorption rate and a boosting effect on the immune system.
♦ UVC lamps contain a lot of germicidal power–enough to kill bacteria and viruses.
Three different lamps are used because together they kill off bacteria and viruses AND regulate and boost the immune system. With UVC’s germicidal power, UVA’s regulating abilities and UVB’s absorption abilities, the combination boosts a weakened immune system and suppresses an overactive immune system.
If you already have the equipment and supplies needed to produce ozone, you will need:
♦ An ultraviolet machine (O3Vets Chimp or Gorilla machine)
♦ Quartz cuvettes for the UV machine (6 inch for Chimp and 12 inch for Gorilla)
♦ Infusion pump
♦ Blood bags
O3UV consists of a combination of three different treatments methods: MAHT, UBI and Ozone.
♦ First, MAHT will be performed, which involves withdrawing a small amount of blood from the animal, mixing blood with saline and then infusing ozone gas into the blood/saline mixture.
♦ Next, the blood/saline/ozone mixture is channeled past UV light using an ultraviolet machine.
♦ After the above has been completed, the mixture is inserted back into the animal’s vein.
Dosing and protocols differ based on animal size and may differ based on the UV machine used.
Dosing of UV light is measured in joules (energy) transferred to the blood. O3Vets recommends approximately 1,000 joules.
Blood is drawn from an animal based on weight–2 ml for every 10 pounds.
The drawn blood should be mixed using a 2:1 ratio of saline and blood (2 parts saline to 1 part blood).
Depending on the diagnosis and prognosis of a pet’s illness, the ideal treatment regime is three times a week for a total of five to ten treatments. However, treatment frequency and duration should be based on your veterinarian’s recommendation.
Dudley’s mom experienced first hand the healing power of O3UV. In her own words, she describes what O3UV did for her precious one:
Now that you have answers to FAQ’s about O3UV’s healing effects on most any disease or illness, I pose the following question to you:
WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF O3UV IN YOUR VETERINARY CLINIC OR TAKE YOUR BELOVED PET TO A VETERINARIAN WHO USES O3UV? Visit www.o3vets.com/practitioners to find an ozone practitioner near you!
Probably the biggest challenge that a pet parent will have isn’t administering ozone therapy, but getting oxygen to make medical grade ozone.
So how do you deal with this hurdle? Well, there are a number of ways to get oxygen and usually, it doesn’t turn out to be all that difficult in the end.
Let’s first define the issue.
Congratulations! You purchase your ozone equipment from O3Vets including an oxygen tank and are chomping at the bit to get going with it, but the oxygen tank arrives empty.
That’s not an accident. By federal regulation, we are not allowed to ship a full oxygen tank. So what do you do now? You can’t actually perform a treatment without oxygen!
Well, don’t get frustrated. It shouldn’t be that difficult, but in the cases that are, we can help!
Before I run through the options, you should know that there are really two “types” of oxygen that can be used.
I know it sounds counterintuitive, but the reality is that the oxygen used to fill a medical tank is exactly the same as the oxygen used to fill an industrial tank. Click here to read more on this. The main difference is that a store selling oxygen for medical use has to absolutely ensure that there is nothing in the tank before it is filled whereas industrial oxygen don’t have as strict of requirements.
If you happen to be seeing a holistic minded vet who understands ozone therapy, they should be willing to write you a prescription for oxygen that you can take to the medical oxygen supply company in your area and have your tank filled or exchanged.
Some veterinarians may actually supply you with oxygen themselves.
Find an industrial oxygen supply company in your area and call them to ensure that they will fill your tank or sell you a tank. Using Google’s search engine, click on the “maps” tab and type “welding oxygen near me” into the search bar.
Scuba diving stores fill oxygen tanks and might just fill yours. Using Google’s search engine under the “maps” tab, type “scuba diving oxygen near me”.
No one likes a moocher, but you might have a friend who uses oxygen for some reason (I do) and they can fill your little oxygen tank off of their big oxygen tank with a transfill hose.
Our position is that you can confidently use either medical or industrial oxygen, so the choice is really yours. The purist may only feel comfortable using a medical tank, while others will feel just fine with an industrial tank.
Regardless of the level of ease, ozone therapy is worth it! Don’t give up in your quest to find an oxygen supply source so that you can treat your furry friend with ozone therapy.
If you have questions, you can reach out to O3Vets at 517-925-8148 or write to us at email@example.com
Used for over 100 years, it is a proven fact that ozone therapy is a treatment that brings balance back to the cells of aging and/or diseased patients so they can utilize oxygen more efficiently. There is LITERALLY no disease process that will not benefit from the stimulation of the increase of oxygen utilization.
What veterinarian doesn’t want to benefit their patients by boosting their immune systems and healing their bodies to achieve optimal health? This can be accomplished by using ozone therapy in your veterinary clinic!!
Go ahead—explore some of the fantastic methods of administrating ozone therapy.
As outlined in the preceding paragraphs, ozone therapy is such a versatile modality that veterinarians can use in so many amazing ways to treat most any condition. Once you’ve tried some (or all) of these administration methods, you will know just how valuable ozone therapy is and realize the countless ways that it will improve your veterinary practice!!
Would you like to start performing ozone therapy at home? Is that possible? Is it safe? How do I get started? If these are some of the questions your asking about performing ozone therapy at home, then I hope to get you those answers. You see, ozone therapy isn’t something that is new and without scientific backing. Ozone therapy has been around since the early 1900’s and has hundreds of studies on the topic. In the past, the only way to take advantage of this awesome therapy was to make an appointment at the clinic and take time out of your day to go. However, now, you have the opportunity to do ozone therapy at home! How you may ask? Check out the O3 Vets Hummingbird Kit!
It’s really, really easy! For most of you, I’m sure, you’re new to ozone therapy and may not know a lot about it. I would encourage you to do some googling and watch some you tube videos for some general information. Also, check out our info center at the top of the screen to get a whole host of information! We have general information about ozone therapy, the uses of it, and the different modes of application.
Now, to answer the question directly. Ozone therapy doesn’t require any complicated equipment. All you really need is an oxygen tank and ozone generator to get started!
In order to start producing ozone, you’ll need the following items:
These items will only get you started producing ozone. You’ll need other items to get you started with producing ozone therapy at home. People often spend much time doing research and trying to find the correct information and equipment. It can be very overwhelming!
Luckily, we have everything you need just in a small kit called the Hummingbird Kit! In this kit, you’ll have everything you need to do ozone therapy at home.
Whether you are an experienced user of ozonated water, or new to the product, this timely article is intended to educate the consumer on the benefits of adding ozone to water, and to provide a helpful how-to for the consumer to begin ozonating water for veterinary applications.
What is Ozonated Water?
As explained in previous articles on the topic, ozone (O3) is the triatomic form of oxygen, meaning it is a molecule composed of three oxygen atoms. In contrast, O2 (the oxygen that we breathe) is diatomic, in that it is a molecule composed of two bonded oxygen atoms. Compared to the very stable O2 form of oxygen, the additional oxygen atom that comprises ozone creates a highly reactive and short-lived atomic arrangement. However, if ozone is bonded with water, the life of the additional oxygen atom is briefly extended, allowing sufficient time for the benefits of ozone to be harnessed and applied.
Ozone, whether in its gaseous form or bonded with water, is a highly effective sterilization agent. Numerous studies have proven the efficacy of ozone for killing bacteria and eliminating toxins. For example:
As a veterinarian, the benefits of using ozonated water to sanitize and sterilize are many. Research has found ozonated water to be a safe method for eliminating external bacteria on an animal’s body. Bathing wounds, burns, and slow-healing skin infections with ozonated water has proven effective in reducing infection risks. In Russia, physicians have used ozonated water to irrigate body cavities during surgery, and in both Russia and Cuba, ozonated water is used to treat a variety of intestinal and gynecological problems, including ulcerative colitis, duodenal ulcers, gastritis, diarrhea, and vulvovaginitis.
Water does not naturally hold ozone well. After being initially ozonated for 20-30 minutes, water must be recharged with ozone every 20 minutes while being used in order for O3 concentration levels to remain adequately elevated. Three pieces of equipment are required for ozonating water:
For personal safety, these components MUST be made specifically for the purpose of ozonating liquids, as these purposely designed O3 generators have a built-in destruct mechanism that prevents O3 gas from escaping from the system and into the air. As breathing ozone gas is harmful, using generic, non-specific componentry to ozonate water can pose a serious health hazard.
An ozone bubbler is an instrument used to “bubble” ozone through water, and (as with ozone generators) there are bubblers designed specifically for the purpose of ozonating liquids. Bubblers that utilize a glass container, rather than stone or plastic, are recommended. Ozone will break down stone and plastic, which will contaminate the ozonated water.
For water to be properly ozonated, ozone should be allowed to bubble through a water sample for no less than 20 minutes. While the desired concentration of O3 in water will vary with the ozonated water’s intended use, generally speaking, the goal when ozonating water is to allow it to absorb the maximum amount of ozone that it can hold. Even at maximum saturation, the amount of O3 in ozonated water is too low to be harmful to the human body, and O3 in water will quickly revert to O2. With a short “shelf life,” it is essential to use ozonated water quickly following its production.
We trust this article has been helpful. If you have additional comments or questions, please contact us or post them to our online forum.
For those who have not considered ozone therapy, I would like us all to consider a story of a friend, Clarence. His story is not unusual. Clarence is not one out of a million. Clarence is just like every other happy dog with a loving family. Just as with every family, this story tells the journey of not just the pet, but also the whole family. If you choose to continue reading, you will hear the very common struggle of a family with a sick loved one as well as the hope that an alternative treatment like ozone therapy can bring.
Everyone say hi to Clarence! Clarence is an 82 pound golden Lab who had his first visit to a veterinary clinic on August 2, 2014 with severe abdominal pain, constipation, and breathing issues. That sad, stressful, Saturday night, the pet owners rushed Clarence into the facility 45 minutes before closing. The CT scan showed that his gums were dehydrated and a mass in his abdomen preventing him from defecating. On Sunday, they were advised to take Clarence to a specialist. Though they were uncomfortable with this, they felt as if they did not have many options. On Monday, they loaded Clarence into the family car and drove to the specialist. When they arrived, they were encouraged to have Clarence undergo surgery. The doctor informed them that if they didn’t, Clarence’s body would deteriorate over the next 24 hours, and afterwards, he would die. The owners were not satisfied with this option, and in disparity, went back to the veterinary clinic. After talking with Rachel, their veterinarian, they decided to take a chance and treat Clarence with Ozone Therapy.
Clarence, started the Ozone therapy on August 4, 2014. Over the next four days, Clarence was given ozone treatments along with antibiotics and other supplements. The ozone was administered in multiple ways including directly into the abdomen, into the rectum, through an IV, and topically in the form of ozonated oils. Over the next few days Clarence’s health improved immensely! An ultrasound showed what the doctors thought was impossible, the mass in his stomach had been reduced, and Clarence was able to defecate again!
Sadly, Ozone therapy has been widely ignored as an acceptable method of treatment. Ozone is a proven therapy with a long history of safety and efficacy but, few people know of or would even consider ozone therapy. The vast majority of pet owners and veterinarians could benefit so immensely from the use of ozone therapy for their pets and patients. We would encourage you to read more about the effects and uses for ozone therapy in the veterinary clinic.