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What’s the value of a life well-lived?
What does it mean to live life well?
Is death the end?
Do we ever recover from losing someone we love?
The questions are endless, but we are not, and that is why I am writing this blog.
I knew Dr. Bennett as an innovative, bold veterinarian with a love for what he did. The interest that he took in ozone therapy was where we connected, but this was just a small part of who he was.
He was a husband, a father and a son, and I am sure that I can say he will be missed immensely by his family. We, as those who knew him professionally, will also miss him, and yet the memory of what he stood for will continue on.
This blog may be read by many people who I don’t know personally, and because of that, there is the very real chance that I will offend some, but that is a risk I feel I must take at times. Business and success in business must take a back seat to what truly is important in life.
For some, family is the most important thing.
For others, it’s their career…
Some want only to enjoy life to its fullest…
Whatever it is, we all pursue something, and we pursue it relentlessly. I want to go back to one question that I asked at the beginning.
What does it mean to live life well?
Yesterday, I finished reading the Book of Ecclesiastes and it ends like this:
I will boldly state that I believe a life well-lived is a life lived not for myself, my career or my family, but for the One who created me. Let me also state that I do a pretty poor job of this…which is why the gospel of Jesus Christ as laid out in the Bible is so crucial.
Essentially, it’s this: Christ died for my sins and was raised to life to pay the debt that I owed to God but would never in a thousand lifetimes be able to pay. The good news is that, through turning from my own way to faith in Christ and what He did, His goodness is credited to me, and He takes my sin upon Himself. This transforms how I live.
So, there it is. We remember Dr. Bennett and his legacy and are also prompted to consider our own state.
May this blog be a blessing for you today.
If you would like to read Dr. Bennett’s obituary, please click here.
Dr. Arthur Guyton wrote the textbook on medical physiology and he had this to say about the importance of oxygen utilization,
“All chronic pain, suffering and diseases are caused by a lack of oxygen at the cell level.”
We now have an easy, fast and effective way to address that. Ozone therapy is a safe, easy treatment that we’re using in a lot of our protocols now because it improves oxygen levels and strengthens the immune system. It has been successfully used as a front line or adjunctive treatment for a range of conditions including infections, autoimmune, circulatory and cancer.
Ozone is a very powerful form of oxygen…it’s actually an energized, unstable form of oxygen. We also know that ozone is a highly reactive gas. It’s a molecule made up of three oxygen atoms that are sharing electrons. Because it’s reactive, it reverts fairly quickly back into oxygen which means that we can’t store it very long…but that reactivity also makes it powerful. In fact, it’s one of the most powerful sterilizers on earth and when used properly, this is a good thing.
Now when we talk about ozone therapy, we’re talking about a therapeutic way to utilize ozone gas. And to do that, we are going to need an ozone generator. So unlike ozone that is created in the atmosphere or in our troposphere here near the earth’s surface, we use an ozone generator designed for medical use along with pure medical-grade oxygen to produce the ozone that we’ll treat our animals with.
Let me give you a functional definition of ozone therapy that will help us understand it.
“Ozone therapy is a medical treatment that uses activated oxygen (ozone) to treat many chronic and acute diseases. It is a biological response modifier that increases oxygen utilization, optimizes mitochondrial function and improves cellular health. It can be applied topically, infused into the blood and tissue through various means or introduced into a fluid or oil which acts as a carrier.”
One of the reasons that ozone therapy is so valuable, is because of its versatility. It can be applied in many ways including:
It’s tempting to write off a treatment that you’ve never heard of but that would be a mistake. Ozone therapy has thousands of research articles and studies that have been done to prove that it works. Besides that, thousands of animals have experienced the benefit of ozone.
If you would like to find out more about this treatment, you can visit this YouTube channel.
“Bella was diagnosed with hemangioma sarcoma 7 months ago and seems to be doing very well…. as I said ozone has been a miracle for Bella.” – Kris Ilkov
“Ozone therapy was one of the recommended treatments and so we started using it with Baja and noticed a difference almost right away. I think it’s been a major contributor to having him around a year longer.” – Jeff Sharp
“I think the ozone gives you an opportunity to enhance your pet’s health and prevent bad things from happening….it just keeps giving you hope.” – Darcy Buller
Something is just not right with your beloved pet. You dread the appointment you just made with your veterinarian and you pray that the news you hear will not include the big “C” word — Cancer.
These days, it seems most pets are being diagnosed with some sort of cancer, whether it be a rare or common form. But, does cancer have to result in euthanizing a beloved pet? Absolutely not! Ozone therapy is a little known treatment that can help your pet’s body attack cancer cells and restore his/her health.
Animals, like humans, are living longer than their ancestors, but living longer exposes animals to more diseases and other consequences of aging.
According to the Animal Cancer Foundation, there are an estimated 65 million dogs and 32 million cats in the United States. Of these, approximately 12 million are diagnosed with cancer each year.
An organization named FETCH a Cure published an article indicating that cancer is the leading cause of death in 47% of dogs and 32% of cats. Some of the more common types of cancer in pets include:
Mitochondria are tiny cellular structures that help create energy for cells. Although small, they make up 10% of an animal’s total body weight. Healthy mitochondria are crucial to the health of our pets. If you do a quick search on PubMed for “mitochondria” AND “oxygen” you’ll get 44,609 results. That’s because there is a direct link between mitochondrial health and oxygen utilization.
The formula goes like this: Optimal Oxygen Utilization = Healthy Mitochondria = Healthy Pet
Dr. Otto Warburg, winner of the Nobel Prize for cancer research, said, “Cancer has only one prime cause. It is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the cells of the body by an anaerobic (i.e., oxygen-deficient) cell respiration.”
In essence, Dr. Warburg was saying that, if we can correct the breathing patterns of cells, we can eliminate cancer.
If you purchase a box of Kellogg’s Smart Startâ cereal, you will see “Original Antioxidants” printed in bold letters on the front. Everyone knows the importance of antioxidants, but we really have no clue as to why they are important. Antioxidants are important because they protect us and our pets from too much oxidation.
Picture a rusty nail. The rusting is the process of oxidation at work. Oxidation breaks down the steel that makes up the nail, and, if given enough time, oxidation will cause it to disintegrate completely. The same is true of cells. While they need oxygen to live, too much oxidation will ultimately destroy them. It’s a balancing act. Like a tightrope walker, your pet’s body must use oxygen efficiently without allowing it to overwhelm your beloved’s antioxidant defense system.
The antioxidant system is ultimately stimulated through the use of ozone therapy. A small, controlled dose of ozone applied to the body will produce an ideal amount of oxidative stress. This stress will produce antioxidant enzymes, which are critical to optimizing oxygen utilization.
That is what ozone therapy is all about–Optimizing Oxygen Utilization!
Oxygen is the single most important nutrient that animals need. In fact, Dr. Arthur Guyton who wrote The Textbook on Medical Physiology said, “All chronic pain, suffering and diseases are caused by a lack of oxygen at the cell level.”
A pet with a disease ALWAYS has a decreased ability to utilize oxygen. If we can improve the ability of an animal’s body to utilize oxygen, better health will follow. It’s that simple.
“Whether they are being managed strictly with holistic care or concurrently with conventional care, my cancer patients’ quality of life is far superior to the average cancer patient….in fact I can’t think of one that hasn’t far exceeded their prognosis for length and quality of life.” – Dr. Judith Shoemaker
The IVC Journal published an article entitled Ozone Therapy for Cancer in Veterinary Medicine. The article explains that ozone contributes to the formation of healthy cells AND destroys unhealthy cells. This combination is the key to helping animals diagnosed with any type of cancer.
In her insightful book entitled Ozone Therapy in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Zullyt Rodriguez reviews various studies that have successfully observed the effects of ozone therapy when it comes to cancer. In fact, an entire chapter is devoted to this subject and to understanding the mechanisms of action that may be involved.
The types of cancer discussed in the book include:
Major Autohemotherapy (MAHT), rectal insufflation, intratumor gas injections and intraperitoneal gas injections were the methods of ozone administration used in these studies.
Some of the effects that were observed as result of ozone therapy include:
Beyond what ozone therapy can do for cancer, a section of that chapter in Dr. Rodriguez’s book was also dedicated to showing how ozone therapy can be used as a complement treatment to radiation and chemotherapy. When animals undergo radiation and/or chemotherapy, they are prone to numerous side effects, which can lead to their deterioration.
The studies proved that ozone therapy can effectively lower inflammation, reduce long-term oxidative stress (this does not contradict what we mentioned earlier), protect the tissues and organs, increase appetite and improve quality of life of a cancer patient. In some cases, ozone therapy allowed traditional treatments to continue where negative side effects would have definitely put a halt to them.
That same chapter concludes with two tables that summarize the data contained in the chapter. Those tables are combined into one chart below.
|STUDY||TREATMENT, APPLICATION ROUTE
Ehrlich’s Ascites (TAE), Lung Tumor RL-67, L1210 Leukemia and L-P388 Leukemia
|Rectal and intratumoral routes (6, 12 and 49 mg/L)||Tumors were not reduced. Only lung metastasis decreased||Rodriguez et al., 1998|
|Mice with TAE and Sarcoma-37||Rectal route, OOP (19, 26 and 42 mg/L) 1 ml per animal, 12 days||Reduced the number of disseminated cells in the lung, dependent dose||Menendez et al., 2008|
|Lewis Lung Carcinoma (Mice)||OOP 4, 11, 20 and 35 mg/L,
i.p route, 15 applications
|Significantly reduced tumor size of Lewis Lung carcinoma cells||Menendez et al., 2008|
|Rabbits, VX2 Tumor, Head and Neck||OOP (50 mg/ml of OOM 80 ml/kg volume of weight) intraperitoneally, during 5 days||50% survival and 85% had regression of the tumor with no metastasis. Increased leukocytes and prostacyclin||Schultz et al., 2008
Schultz et al., 2012
|Rabbits, VX2 Tumor, Head and Neck||OOP (50 mg/ml of OOM 80 ml/kg volume of weight) intraperitoneally, during 5 days||Regression of the tumor mass, associated with the increase of the CD3 white cells and its infiltration to the tumor tissue and COX-2||Rossman et al., 2014|
|Proctitis Induced by Irradiation in Rats||Treatment with OOO, rectal 1 ml, during 10 days||Reduced inflammation and histological changes||Gultekin et al., 2013|
|Radiation Damage to Liver, Lung and Intestine in Rats||OOP (60 mg/ml of OOM) vol. 2, 3 ml/ animal, for a 0,7 mg/kg dose intraperitoneally, during 5 days prior to the injury||Reduced FNT, IL1 and AST and ALAT levels. Increased SOD activity and preserved tissue structure||Bakkal et al., 2013 Gultekin et al., 2013|
|Damage to Methotrexate-Induced Ileum, Liver and Kidneys in Rats||OOP at 0,72 mg/kg dose, applied intraperitoneally for 15 days||Increased GSH content in renal tissue and reduced levels of proinflammatory cytokines||Kesik et al., 2009
Aslaner et al., 2015
|Kidney Damage by Cisplatin in Rats||OOM treatment (10, 30 and 50 mg/L) applied rectally for 5 consecutive days||Attenuated renal histological damage and restored levels of GSH, CAT, SOD and GPx depleted by CDDP||Gonzalez et al., 2004|
|Kidney Damage by Cisplatin in Rats||OOP applied rectally for 15 days in the model of CDDP-induced renal damage. OM at the same doses as the previous one||Protected kidney tissue by restoring the enzymatic antioxidant system (SOD, CAT, GPx) of renal tissue, thus preserving both renal structure and function. Reduced Apoptosis||Borrego et al., 2004
Borrego et al., 2006
When it comes to your beloved pet, ozone therapy could be the difference between life and death. We’ve had some pretty amazing testimonies, and here are just a few of them.
“We had a real miracle case and now ozone is something that we use in all of our cancer cases. One particular case that got us excited was a Golden Retriever that came in in respiratory distress. She received a diagnosis of cardiac cancer that had metastasized to the lungs and liver. It was recommended for the dog to just go home, get comfortable and then be euthanized when the fluid recurred in the next 7-10 days. She came in and we did ozone therapy (MAHT and mAHT) with UV. We did it daily for five days and then we did it twice the second week. We then had it ultra-sounded by a specialty ultrasound practitioner from Texas A&M. She could find no cancer. We’ve had it ultra-sounded and radiographed two more times. We’re now six months into this and completely cancer free.” – Dr. Dan Ahrens
Cancer Treatments at Home
“Woo hoo! I just did my first ozone treatments with my girls all by myself! I opened the front door, placed some pureed beef on the screen door glass and while each one was licking it off, in went the catheter, pushed the plunger on the syringe, held their tail down and all was happy! Treats after for all! I made it a celebration! Thank-you O3 vets for being so kind this morning and walking me through what I thought would be something I could never do! Ozone is for both of my girls who have cancer. It has made a tremendous difference in their lives!” – Julie Hoffman, Pet Parent
“I remember the first day we actually did the ozone here at the vet. She had so much energy when we left even that evening. The next day we could definitely see a difference because that was right after she’d been diagnosed, and we didn’t have her on a protocol of herbals or anything like that at the time.
We’re doing the subcutaneous when we come to the vet. We actually purchased a device that we can do at home, so we do it almost daily, and it’s a really quick treatment. Cierra tolerates it really, really well. We give her a treat while we’re administering the ozone, and she doesn’t mind it. We set an alarm pretty much every day. We both work from home so it’s easy, and we think it’s definitely helping. Now she can walk a half to a mile without any limping. She seems to have more energy. Her personality is pretty much the same. I would say she’s more playful than she’s been in a while.” – Laurie and Jan Hageman, Pet Parents
“I see tons of cruciate cases here that I do either PRP or blood therapy. Since I incorporated ozone therapy, they heal 50% faster sometimes after the first treatment!!!! I inject the gas after the treatment, so I’m a true believer.” – Dr. Sasan Haghighat
Malignant Tumor in Thoracic Cavity
“Predominantly she has received ozone therapies, fecal transfers, and recently UV blood treatments. She has responded miraculously!! The blood ultraviolet treatments have, to date, provided the most significant improvement. Imperative to me at the onset was the fact Olivia have, at the very least, a good quality to every day I attempted to keep her alive. There have been a handful (three, maybe four) of days where it was clear she was not feeling well, did not want to eat, was having difficulty breathing. But those have been far and few between.” – Elizabeth E. Wallace, Pet Parent
If your pet has cancer, the only obvious conclusion is to make sure they are receiving ozone therapy.
We recommend finding a veterinary ozone practitioner and getting started right away. Here’s a list of all the ozone veterinarians that we know of.
If you can’t find an ozone vet near you, there’s always the option to treat your pet on your own at home. If you choose to do this, we recommend that you have some sort of veterinary oversight.
We truly hope that you will benefit from the information in this article! And, we would love to hear from you. Please comment below or drop us an email at email@example.com.
If you would like more information about ozone therapy and cancer in animals than what this article contains, you can watch this video.
“Why doesn’t everyone know about ozone therapy?” asked Kathy as we chatted about how it could help her Jack Russell. “I mean, it seems so simple, yet so incredibly beneficial.”
Kathy’s statements are exactly the sentiments of thousands who happen upon ozone therapy.
Keep reading, and I promise to teach you the basics of ozone therapy for animals.
First, I want you to know that ozone therapy can benefit your precious pet, who I know is a member of your family just as mine is.
Second, I want you to know that ozone therapy does not have to be complicated or confusing.
Third, I want you to know that, just because the word “ozone” is present, doesn’t mean that ozone therapy is risky or harmful because it’s not!! Ozone therapy is VERY safe.
Fourth, I want you to know that there are a BUNCH of ways that you and/or your vet can administer ozone therapy to your beloved pet for infections, Lyme’s Disease, cancer and more.
Fifth, I want you to know that, in some cases, you can administer ozone therapy at home; that’s right, AT HOME!
Dr. Arthur Guyton who wrote the textbook on medical physiology said, “All chronic pain, suffering and diseases are caused by a lack of oxygen at the cell level.”
Oxygen is the single most important nutrient. In fact, I can prove it. Just try to hold your breath for 5 minutes!
We have been programmed to need oxygen. Every minute of every day, our body is utilizing oxygen in an unknown number of ways to create energy and keep us alive.
Taking a dive into the ocean or traveling into outer space would teach us all that to do so without oxygen would be fatal.
Before we go there, you should know that ozone is a colorless gas composed of three oxygen atoms. It has a unique odor that some people love and others can’t stand!
So here’s a definition:
“Ozone therapy is a medical treatment that uses activated oxygen (ozone or O3) to treat many chronic and acute diseases. It is a biological response modifier that increases oxygen utilization, optimizes mitochondrial function and improves cellular health. It can be applied topically, infused into the blood and tissue through various means or introduced into a fluid or oil which acts as a carrier.” – Jonathan Lowe
Ozone therapy is all about oxygen and the ability that animals’ bodies have to distribute and utilize oxygen to keep their cells working properly. If your pet’s cells aren’t working correctly, he/she is way more susceptible to disease, viruses, infections and many other not-so-desirable things.
You may have experienced or noticed that, as your pet grows older, you are taking more trips to the vet than in the years before, and you’ve probably also noticed that the amount of money you are spending on your pet’s care is drastically increasing.
Animals’ bodies are just like humans in that they wear down as they get older. Before you know it, your pet is suffering from joint pain, fatigue, allergies and lethargy and seems to be sick more often. That’s because, as animals get older or disease takes over their bodies, the ability for them to utilize oxygen properly decreases, and it becomes more difficult for them to heal or fight off illnesses like they could when they were younger.
THIS IS EXACTLY WHY OZONE THERAPY IS SO BENEFICIAL—OZONE THERAPY ENABLES CELLS TO REGULATE OXYGEN AND THEN USE THAT OXYGEN TO CREATE ENERGY TO HEAL AND FIGHT OFF NASTY ILLNESSES.
Click here to find out what the IVC Journal says about how oxygen utilization and ozone therapy can help your beloved pet.
The IVC Journal is just ONE of so many sources that has published information about the benefits of ozone therapy. For example, well-renowned veterinarians, Dr. Gerry Buchoff of Holistic Pet Care in New Jersey and Dr. Judith Shoemaker of Always Helpful Veterinary Services in Pennsylvania wrote an article about ozone therapy. The articles stresses that ozone therapy is an extremely safe medical therapy for pets. The article also states that ozone therapy helps to maintain a pet’s normal body temperature and increases the effects of most hormones, vitamins, herbs, homeopathics and drugs.
If that doesn’t convince you, listen to what SEVEN different veterinarians have to say about ozone therapy.
Really?? Still not convinced, and you would rather know what other parents like yourselves have experienced by using ozone therapy on their pets?
I get it. As Cedric’s mom, I would want to know more about ozone therapy, and I, too, would want to be confident in knowing that I was looking into something that would enhance Cedric’s life and maybe even extend it.
Following are the exact words from other moms and dads like you who have discovered that ozone therapy is not just an option, but a necessity, when it comes to helping their pets.
“I really feel strongly that the ozone is what’s going to give her (my dog Pixie) a longer life and let us enjoy and love her longer. I really think that without it her deterioration would advance and escalate quickly, and we wouldn’t have her for very long. The thing that’s so nice about it is that it’s easy to use…it’s easy on the animal as well. When you have a tool like this that can help them, there’s no words to describe the joy that you get. It’s so hard when they look to you for help and there’s nothing you can do, but now we can give her the best that we can give her for as long as we can possibly give it. We seem to find new uses for this thing weekly because we have a lot of animals. There are no bad side effects, no real risk. I think the ozone gives you an opportunity to enhance your pet’s health and prevent bad things from happening….it just keeps giving you hope.” – Darcy Buller
“Ozone therapy was one of the recommended treatments and so we started using it with Baja and noticed a difference almost right away. I think it’s been a major contributor to having him around a year longer.” – Jeff Sharp
“I have been administering ozone with your system for 6 months now 3x a week. Bella was diagnosed with hemangioma sarcoma 7 months ago and seems to be doing very well…. as I said ozone has been a miracle for Bella.” – Kris Ilkov
“This is a comprehensive, gentle way to support his (Cello’s) immune system, and that’s everything to me because I just want him to be healthy.” – Melissa Nichol
Can you say “OPTIONS”!
There are at least 14 (FOURTEEN!!) ways that ozone therapy can be administered to your pet, but don’t let that scare you off. If you choose to do ozone therapy at home under the supervision of your veterinarian, the first method listed below is probably the one you will use.
Here are some of the more commonly-used ozone therapy treatment methods.
RECTAL INSUFFLATION is the infusion of ozone gas into your pet’s colon via a catheter.
Now, come on, it’s not that bad!! In fact, LOTS of pet parents just like you do this ozone therapy treatment method at home because it’s so simple, fast and effective!
Rectal insufflation is actually one, if not THE, best overall ozone therapy method to treat your pet with.
I will admit, the first time I treated Cedric with rectal ozone therapy, it took me a little while because I didn’t want to mess anything up. But, when the second rectal ozone therapy treatment rolled around, it took at least half the time. And, by the third time Cedric received his ozone therapy treatment, I considered myself quite the expert! It REALLY is quick and easy.
LIMB BAGGING is an external ozone therapy treatment for wounds, skin infections, skin lesions, burns, bites, cuts, etc. It involves running ozone into an ozone bag and then placing that bag around the part of your pet’s body where the wound is.
Some people bubble ozone through oil using an oil bubbler to perform limb bagging treatments.
Ozone therapy by means of limb bagging can easily be done at home.
SUBCUTANEOUS (SUB-Q) SALINE is an ozone therapy administration method where normal saline infused with ozone is injected between the layer of skin and tissue on an animal. Sub-Q saline can also be injected AROUND tumors and into Acupuncture points.
This method is typically done at a veterinary clinic and should not be attempted without the oversight of a veterinarian.
MAJOR AUTOHEMOTHERAPY (MAHT) is an ozone therapy method where a small amount of blood is taken from a pet’s vein. That blood is then mixed with ozone and put back into the vein.
MAHT is used for a wide range of medical conditions and can also be used as an additional therapy to other cancer treatments.
This ozone therapy treatment method is usually done by a veterinarian.
OZONATED FLUIDS (other than Sub-Q) are a FANTASTIC way to administer ozone therapy to your pet because ozonated fluid works as a disinfectant and also delivers oxygen to the affected area.
The fluids that can be ozonated include normal saline and distilled water.
And, BONUS, distilled water can also be ozonated and drunk.
With the right equipment and a little know-how, ozonating fluids can be done safely at home.
O3UV (Ozone and Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation) is a very powerful ozone therapy treatment method. It involves drawing blood from your pet’s vein, mixing that blood with ozone and channeling that mixture past UV light. Once that is done, the healthy blood gets put back into the vein.
The Animal Healing Center in San Diego says that O3UV is a superior treatment for Lyme’s Disease, infections and autoimmune diseases. It is also a phenomenal complementary treatment if your pet has cancer.
Veterinarians are typically the ones who provide 03UV treatments.
EAR INSUFFLATION treats ear infections, allergies, sinuses, etc., by directly flowing ozone in the ear canals using an ear applicator.
If you desire, oil can be bubbled in an oil bubbler like this one to perform this ozone therapy treatment. Bubbling ozone through oil makes it safe to inhale.
Your pet’s ears can be irrigated using ozonated water as well!
Ear insufflation can easily be done in the comfort of your pet’s home.
OZONATED OILS AND CREAMS are used for skin rashes, wounds, burns, skin diseases, etc. The ozone products are applied topically.
O3Vets actually carries ozonated rectal suppositories so that you can give ozone to your pet quickly and easily.
Then, there’s another product that works great for wounds, sores or any other injury relating to the mouth. It’s called Hydrogel 15%, and it’s awesome!
Ozone therapy doesn’t require any complicated equipment. All you really need are these four items:
Those items are the backbone of equipment for ozone therapy. From there, you will need the right accessories so that you can administer ozone therapy to your pet. Those accessories will depend on which method(s) of ozone therapy your pet will be receiving.
And, it just so happens that I know exactly where you can get all the accessories you will ever need to perform ozone therapy! That would be right here at this link.
I’ll hand it to you! You certainly are thorough in gathering information before trying something that is foreign to you—possibly something you’ve never even heard of, and I hope you agree that ozone therapy is one of the greatest treatments ever known to man (or beast.)
Consider this your formal invitation to explore the extraordinary world of ozone therapy so that, you too, can experience how ozone therapy can improve the life of your pet like it has so many other pets.
If you have any questions, we would love to hear from you. Please call O3Vets at 517-925-8148.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org