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.
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 protected].
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!
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!
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!
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.
You may have heard the term “rectal ozone” or “rectal ozone insufflation” and wondered, “Now how does that work!?” I’m here to tell you that although it may not sound all that wonderful, rectal ozone insufflation is a fantastic and simple way to do ozone therapy. There are at least seven different ways that a doctor or veterinarian can treat a patient with ozone therapy. Major Autohemotherapy, Vaginal insufflation, Rectal insufflation and ozonated saline account for the primary ways in which a health provider will treat many chronic and acute conditions. Some of the other methods are used in specific conditions but we’re not going to focus on them now.
If you have heard about ozone therapy and all of its health benefits it may interest you to know that you can perform either vaginal or rectal ozone insufflation on your pets in the comfort of your home! That’s right, you don’t even have to visit the vet. Rectal insufflation in particular has been used for many years as the primary form of ozone therapy administration used in Cuba. Because the government pays for all healthcare in Cuba, they searched for reliable and inexpensive treatment options and rectal ozone insufflation is one of those!
So what types of illnesses are treated with rectal ozone insufflation? You can treat almost anything that ozone therapy is used to treat using this method.
In fact, you can purchase a rectal ozone insufflation kit that has everything included to get going with ozone therapy for under $800! So why wait? Get going now and experience the power of zone! Have questions? Write to us at [email protected] for more information.
Istanbul Universitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Cerrahi Anabilim Dal 34320 Avc?lar ?stanbul
MEDICAL OZONE AND ITS USE IN VETERINARY SURGERY
Sorumlu Yazar: Özlem GÜZEL Istanbul Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Cerrahi Anabilim Dal, 34320,
e-posta: [email protected]
Geli? Tarihi /Received: 14.02.2011
Ozone is a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms, formed as a result of oxygen being exposed to high-energy electric current and ultraviolet rays in nature. It is a powerful oxidising agent. Therefore, it has bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal properties. Ozone treatment is a therapy method consisting of mixing pure oxygen and ozone at certain ratios (0.05-5% O3; 95-99.95% O2) and administering this combination to the patient via different routes. Ozone has an oxidising effect on the organism and activates the antioxidant enzyme systems. It implements the release of cytokines such as interferons
and interleukins by leucocytes and stimulates the immune system. Ozone has 30 different methods of administration which can be classified under main headings such as; intravenous, intramuscular, transdermal, rectal insufflation and inhalation. Ozone treatment is used in wound healing, tumours, peritonitis cases, orthopaedic disorders, eye disorders and dentistry. This review aims to share the therapeutic effects and easy administration of ozone with colleagues and present as a new treatment procedure to veterinary practice in our country.
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