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Pulsed Signal Therapy (PST) for Dogs

Another alternative therapy you may or may not have heard of is Pulsed Signal Therapy (PST). PST is a relatively new treatment for both humans and dogs, used to treat conditions like osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, elbow/hip dysplasia, non-union bone fractures, and, of course, tendon and ligament injuries. PST is similar to other alternative therapies in that it stimulates the body’s natural repair and maintenance processes and encourages growth of healthy cells.

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Image source: Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital

PST works by delivering a series of pulsed electromagnetic signals that mimic the normal physiological signals transmitted by the body into the joints, stimulating a regenerative response. The result is reduced pain and the eventual return to full mobility. Pets receive the treatment in nine separate 30-minute sessions. The dog’s body is positioned within the PST device, which looks a bit like an MRI machine, where the pulsed signals are emitted. The process is always supervised by a veterinarian.

It is non-invasive, painless, has no known side effects, and can be combined with other therapies. It is also cost-effective because it reduces the need for pain medications. You can expect to see improvements within 16 weeks. It may take some research to find a vet who is qualified to perform the treatment in your area, but it may very well be worth it!

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