Shockwave Therapy

Is Shockwave Therapy Good Natural Pet Care Practice?

Natural pet care is a trend that has been picking up pace among pet owners over the last couple of years. It involves avoiding chemicals and drugs, using natural diets and supplements, natural grooming, and exercise and mental stimulation. If you have been looking to join this intriguing pet care bandwagon, one of the treatments that might have been recommended to you is shockwave therapy.

At South Side Animal Clinic, we specialize in providing natural care for pets in Rolla, MO, and the surrounding areas. We have a state-renowned holistic veterinarian who provides shockwave therapy and other holistic treatments for pets. 

Shockwave Therapy

What Is Shockwave Therapy? 

Shockwave therapy for pets involves administering high-energy acoustic waves to a particular area of a pet's body. During this non-invasive procedure, high-intensity sound waves are paired with a high peak pressure. The treatment is applied in short bursts lasting a couple of minutes. The energy from the sonic pulse must be focused on a small area to achieve the best quality treatment. 

When the shockwaves interact with the pet's tissues, it brings about many health benefits. During your animal clinic visit, ensure that shockwave therapy for your pet is only performed by a licensed veterinarian specializing in holistic therapies or shockwave therapy. 

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy in Natural Pet Care

  • Stimulates blood vessels, thus improving blood flow.
  • Boosts the production of collagen (the protein found in tendons, bones, connective tissue, cartilage, and skin), promoting the healing of tendon/ligament injuries and bone fractures and improving shoulder stability.
  • Helps dissolve calcium deposits in the tissues, organs, and blood vessels, thus helping clear bladder stones.
  • Helps relieve chronic pain, such as osteoarthritis and back pain.
  • Encourages the healing process for non-healing wounds.

What to Expect during the Procedure

After you arrive at the animal clinic, the vet will start by performing a routine diagnostic exam of your pet. This diagnostic exam will include blood work, a physical exam, a urinalysis, and sometimes, a fecal test. If your pet is suspected of having an injury, radiographs or ultrasounds of the affected area will be taken. 

Once satisfied with the findings of the diagnostic exam, the holistic veterinarian will: 

  • Lightly sedate your pet to keep it calm so that the treatment is applied accurately.
  • Shave off the area of the pet's body that is to be treated to offer a better field of contact for the therapy.
  • Apply contact gel to freshly shaved skin. The contact gel is similar to the gel used during an ultrasound.
  • Use a handheld wand to lightly touch the shaved area to deliver the shock waves.

Are You Looking for a Holistic Veterinarian in Rolla? 

Welcome to South Side Animal Clinic in Rolla, MO. We have been offering natural pet care to pet owners in Rolla for years. Call us today at (573) 426-3647.