Magnets are sometimes used to treat pain in dogs. Magnetic dog collars have magnets embedded in the collar. Scientific proof for any alternative therapy, including magnet therapy, is rare, but many people who use magnets to treat their own pain claim that it works.
Several alternative treatments for pets are used because the alternative treatment has been effective in treating human illness or pain. Acupuncture, aromatherapy, massage, and herbal supplements are used based on their abilities in the treatment for people.
Magnetic dog collars come in a variety of styles and sizes. Some magnetic dog collars are leather with embedded magnets. Magnetic dog collars can also be made of nylon and other materials.
Used mostly for arthritis and joint pain, magnets are thought to have anti-inflammatory abilities. Many people believe that magnets have detoxifying power and can improve circulation. The use of magnets to treat medical conditions is sometimes referred to as magnotherapy.
Fleas may be repelled by the magnetic dog collar. Few impartial customer reviews are available to verify the effectiveness of magnetic dog collars for their anti-inflammatory effects or flea repellent properties.
Some dog owners have asked other dog owners if the magnetic dog collars work. Many dog owners recommended the use of chondroitin and glucosamine instead of a magnetic dog collar. Dog owners may want to ask the veterinarian for an opinion on the effectiveness of magnetic dog collars.
Other pet products have been designed to use magnets for the treatment of dog pain. Dog beds that contain magnets are sold. Some dog pads containing magnets are designed to be placed under the dogs regular dog bed. Magnetic dog vests are similar to dog sweaters, but they contain magnets.
Magnetic dog collars and other magnetic pet products are sold on the Internet. A few websites that sell magnetic dog products claim that the magnets in magnetic dog collars do not destroy the information on a dogs micro-chipping.