Hey there!

I’m super excited to share something very close to my heart with you all. 😊 Recently, I was invited to speak at the Veterinary Ozone Summit this year in April. It is such an honor, as ozone therapy has transformed the way I practice and improved the lives of countless furry kids since we started. 🐾

Let me take you back to where it all started. In 2021, I began exploring ozone therapy, 🐾 After completing the certification with O3 Vets, it’s like we opened a door to a whole new world of healing.

Ozone therapy, you see, isn’t just another treatment. It’s so much more. 🌟 It’s like finding a secret key to wellness. We’ve used it not just to treat illnesses, but also as a preventative measure. It’s like giving our animal friends a shield against future health issues. 🛡️
 

What is Ozone Therapy? 🌍

Ozone Therapy involves the use of ozone gas (O3), a triatomic molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms. In nature, ozone is best known for its role in the Earth’s stratosphere 🌤️, where it forms a protective layer shielding the planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation 🛡️. However, when used in controlled therapeutic settings, ozone exhibits powerful healing properties 💪.

The Science Behind Ozone Therapy 🔬

The therapeutic use of ozone is rooted in its unique biochemical properties. Ozone is a highly reactive molecule that acts as a potent oxidizing agent. When introduced into the body, it can induce a multitude of biochemical changes, including:

  • Enhanced Oxygenation 💨: Ozone therapy improves the body’s oxygen utilization. By stimulating the release of oxygen from hemoglobin in the blood, it enhances tissue oxygenation, crucial for healing and regeneration 🌱.

  • Modulation of the Immune System 🛡️: Ozone can modulate the immune system, making it an effective treatment for conditions with an immune component. It activates antioxidant systems and various immune responses, helping the body to fight infections and reduce inflammation 🔥.

  • Antimicrobial Effects 🦠: Ozone possesses strong antimicrobial properties, effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast. This makes it an invaluable tool in treating infections, especially those resistant to standard antibiotics 💊.

Applications of Ozone Therapy in Veterinary Medicine 🐾

Ozone therapy has a wide range of applications in veterinary medicine, benefiting pets with various conditions:

  • Infection Control 🦠🛡️: Its antimicrobial properties make it effective in treating infections, including those of the skin, ears, and mouth.

  • Healing Wounds 🩹: Ozone accelerates wound healing, making it useful in post-surgical care and for treating non-healing wounds.

  • Managing Chronic Conditions 🐕‍🦺: It has shown promise in managing chronic conditions like arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, improving quality of life for pets with these ailments.

  • Supporting Cancer Treatment 🎗️: While not a cure for cancer, ozone therapy can support traditional cancer treatments by improving general health and vitality.

How is Ozone Therapy Administered? 💉

Veterinary ozone therapy can be administered in several ways, depending on the condition being treated. Common methods include:

  • Gas Insufflation: The easiest and most gentle way to introduce ozone gas systemically is through rectal insufflation
  • Direct Injection: For treating specific areas, like joints, muscles, acupuncture points, lesions, masses, fluid therapy
  • Intravenous Ozone Therapy: For systemic treatment, ozone is mixed with the pet’s blood and reinfused.
  • Topical Application: Using ozonated oils or saline for skin and wound treatments.

Safety and Efficacy 🌟

Ozone therapy should only be performed by qualified professionals trained in its application. When administered correctly, it is safe and can be an effective adjunct to conventional treatments.

I love Ozone Therapy – I still remember the first time we used ozone therapy for a chronic condition. It was almost magical to see the improvement in conditions that we once thought were set in stone. It’s like giving hope where there was little. 🌟 I’ve seen first-hand how ozone therapy works wonders across a range of issues – from infections to chronic diseases, and even in our brave cancer fighters. 🐕🐈 Every success story fills my heart with so much joy and hope. 💖

So, there you have it – my personal journey with ozone therapy. It’s not just a part of my practice; it’s a part of me. And I can’t wait to see where this path leads us in helping our beloved animal companions live happier, healthier lives. 🐾💚

Let us know if you have any questions!

🩷
Dr. Lily Chen

Starlight Stories

Dear Unicorns, 🦄

February 23rd was International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! Here’s a simple biscuit recipe you can make at home for your pet!

Banana & Peanut Butter Bliss:

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup organic whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 cup rolled oats 
    • 1/2 cup mashed ripe organic banana
    • 1/4 cup organic peanut butter (no xylitol)
    • 1/4 cup water
  • Instructions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour and oats.
    3. Add mashed banana, peanut butter, and water. Mix until a dough forms.
    4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness.
    5. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes.
    6. Place biscuits on prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and firm.
    7. Cool completely before serving to your pet.

Please tag us if you made this recipe for your pet!

Love,
Starlight ⭐