Halotherapy for Pets
Dry Salt Therapy (Halotherapy) is a relatively new form of therapy that’s been gaining momentum around the world and has been clinically shown to provide various health benefits for humans.
However, humans are not the only ones that can benefit from Halotherapy. Other animals that breathe and have a respiratory system similar to that of humans can benefit in much the same way.
And just like people, these animals are exposed to the same polluted air, allergens and micro-organisms that can cause airborne diseases and respiratory conditions, restricted breathing, mucus production, skin infections, rashes, inflammation, and more.
In many cases, our pets often experience the same, if not worse conditions, that we humans do — as their immune systems are smaller and more vulnerable than ours.
We love our pets like they are family. Aside from a checkup or vaccine, a trip to the vet is something that we want to keep to a minimum, if possible.
Does Salt Therapy Work for Pets?
Salt Therapy for pets and animalsIn addition to a healthy diet and regular exercise, halotherapy for pets is a viable and proven method to keep our pets in optimal health.
According to Halotherapy Solutions:
“Halotherapy will be the most significant paradigm shift in the practice and veterinary medicine since the induction of surgical and therapeutic lasers years ago. We can now treat many of these medical conditions without the use of toxic antibiotics and anti-fungal this will help with the worldwide drug resistance problem with many anti-fungal and antibacterials.”
– Dr. Dysert, DMV
Indeed, salt therapy is a natural holistic therapy that can provide all of the same health benefits to our pets, in much the same way as it has for humans, for conditions such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, COPD, Psoriasis, Eczema, immune boost, and can even promote longevity and anti-aging.
We’ve found various clinical studies that verify these benefits.
Is Salt Therapy Safe for Pets?
There is one concern to be aware of when providing salt therapy for our pets, and that is the danger of salt toxicity.
What is salt toxicity?
Salt is a mineral made up of the elements sodium and chloride — both are natural essential elements that our bodies (and our pets’ bodies) require for optimal nerve function and fluid retention. However, too much or too little of anything can cause serious health problems, as is the case with sodium.
Normally, a lick of salt here or there (of a salt lamp, for example) by our pets is not a big deal, but if your pet develops a habit or tendency to continuously lick salt surfaces (such as those inside a salt room), this can lead to an overdose of sodium, which can negatively affect kidney, muscle, and nerve function, and can eventually lead to salt toxicity.
Avoiding Salt Toxicity
Keep an eye on your pets, if you have salt lamps or salt rock products around the house. If you notice that your pets have a tendency to lick these products, it’s a good idea to move them to an area where it’s difficult to reach.
Salt Therapy Effectiveness on Pets
Salt Therapy Effectiveness on Pets
If you’re familiar with animals or pets in general, you know that horses, cats and dogs suffer from skin and respiratory conditions, just like humans.
Halotherapy for pets is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
Halotherapy for pets is simply exposure to pure pharmaceutical grade salt aerosol.
This salt aerosol is absorbed into the skin, ears, fur and airways — which in turn removes allergens, toxins and other foreign substances. It also acts as an effective anti-inflammatory for pets.
Halotherapy for pets is currently being used to treat:
- Kennel cough
- feline infectious respiratory disease
- feline bronchial asthma
- pneumonia secondary to feline and canine
- respiratory viral infections
- ringworm in felines and canines
- feline eosinophilic granuloma
- complex chronic sinusitis in felines and canines
Halotherapy for pets is a natural, homeopathic way to promote respiratory health, healthier skin and fur, improvement in mange, reduced itchiness, reduced inflammation, and better overall wellness.
It’s important to note that halotherapy is complementary — and should not be used to replace any existing medication. If you notice an improvement in your pet’s symptoms from salt therapy, talk to your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s regular prescribed medication.
We hope you found the information above useful. Leave a comment below, or contact us if you have any questions.