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Southlake Animal Hospital

3570 E. Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN 46410

Ultraviolet Ozone Therapy

Could your animal family member benefit from ozone therapy?

Ozone is an energized form of oxygen that, when used correctly, can be a powerful sterilizer that destroys viruses and bacteria. This is accomplished through a process called oxidation. And because ozone reverts back to oxygen once it’s been used, it’s widely accepted as a safe, effective and eco-friendly treatment method. 

In nature, ozone can be found as a result of lightning strikes, as well as within the atmospheric layer that encircles the Earth. In veterinary medicine, we are able to recreate this naturally occurring substance by combining ultraviolet (UV) light with oxygen atoms.

Why is ultraviolet ozone therapy so effective?

Ozone has a number of properties that make it ideal for medical use. Some of the benefits include:

  • Stimulates the body’s intake and utilization of oxygen
  • Regulates the immune system
  • Improves circulation
  • Reduces inflammation

What can ultraviolet ozone therapy be used to treat?

There are a wide variety of medical conditions that can be treated and managed through UV ozone therapy. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Intestinal diseases
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Allergies
  • Dental infections
  • Chronic conditions such as hepatitis, cystitis, Lyme disease, etc.
  • Cancer

Is ultraviolet ozone therapy right for your pet?

At Southlake Animal Hospital, we believe our clients should have as many choices as possible when it comes to managing the healthcare of their pets. Whether or not ozone therapy is a viable solution for your animal companion will depend on a number of unique factors. If you’re interested in learning more or scheduling a consultation, just give us a call. Our team would be more than happy to answer your questions and help you determine the best way to proceed.