Hydro-Massage Ozone Therapy

Hydro-Massage Ozone Therapy

What is Ozone?
Ozone (O3) is the oxygen molecule (O2) with an additional oxygen atom. Ozone occurs naturally when ultra-violet rays from the sun react with the oxygen molecule (O2) in the Earth’s upper atmosphere, which creates a protective ozone layer. It is also created naturally through an electrical discharge, such as lightening.  However, ozone can also be created artificially with an ozone generator. Our spa at Animal Health Services has a special Hydro-Massage machine that has the ability to generate O3 into water while the pet is getting a skin therapy. Ozone is a powerful and rapid acting oxidant that will break down all bacteria, mold and yeast spores, organic material and viruses.

Ozone is not only a very powerful oxidizing agent but also a very powerful non-chemical disinfectant. It has the unique feature of decomposing to a harmless, nontoxic, environmentally safe material: oxygen. In Europe, ozone is used for many purposes: color removal, taste and odor removal, turbidity reduction, organics removal, micro flocculation, iron and manganese oxidation, and most commonly, bacterial disinfection and viral inactivation.

Hydro-Massage & Skin Ozone Therapies
Understanding that Hydro-massage & Skin Ozone Therapies are not a drug or a magic bullet, it is recommended to always treat patients under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Hydro-massage and pet skin ozone therapies are therapeutic tools which can aid the groomer in regaining the health of the skin. In the end, the immune system has to do the work of healing the body and skin. Ozone therapy is best performed along with other treatment modalities in order to achieve the best results.

The number and frequency of treatments will vary with the condition being treated. A treatment plan is determined on an individual basis depending on the patient’s specific skin issues.

Conditions Ozone Can Treat
malassezia dermatitis
dermatitis flea-allergy
dermatitis food-allergy
atopic dermatitis
moist seborrhea
dry seborrhea
for skin and coat nourishment
a force & barrier against
external agents.
surgical shavings
follicular atrophy
adenitis of sebaceous glands
follicular dystrophy
alopecia of color dilution
skin hydration
to combat proliferation of
bacteria and malassezia
that cause itching.
prevent or treat infection
encourage healing
soothe arthritic joints
post-surgical orthopedic joint
therapies –following
healed incision.