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??
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