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The Magic Molecule: Ozone therapy uses the “magic” of chemistry to help pets fight conditions such as inflammation, infection, and cancer.

Ozone and other oxygen therapies have been used for over 100 years around the world for human and animal healing. These therapies continue to gain acceptance as the medical community learns about the health benefits of increased oxygen in the body.

Ozone contains 3 oxygen atoms, rather than the 2 that we normally breathe. When added to tissue in the body, ozone breaks down chemically into normal oxygen (O2), which is a vital nutrient that cells use to generate energy for all of their functions, and a singlet oxygen atom. The addition of this singlet oxygen atom helps the body to undergo the process of oxidation, which eliminates toxins.

Whenever there is inflammation or infection in the body, there is a higher amount of CO2 in the tissue. When ozone is added to the body, it brings oxygen into the tissue to displace the CO2, which causes the inflammation and infection to decrease.

Ozone is the second most powerful sterilizer in the world and is being proven effective for inactivating viruses, fungi and bacteria, and can reduce inflammation and help repair damaged tissue. Ozone therapy has also been shown to activate the immune system and enhance circulation. At PAWS, we use ozone therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as cancer, skin infections, ear infections, arthritis, and pain relief. We even offer ozone-based dental products to promote healthy oral hygiene and to prevent build-up of plaque and tartar.

Ozone therapy is a very safe treatment for both animals and humans. When administered properly, there are no side effects.

At PAWS, we are proud to offer ozone therapy as an integrative option for our patients. If you are interested in ozone therapy treatments for your pet, please contact PAWS at (520)888-7297, and ask to schedule an Integrative Consultation with Dr. Randy Aronson.

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