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    Just wondering if anyone has used magnetic jackets or collars for their arthritic dogs and how they found them?

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    They're a scam

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    a bit like those wonder bracelets that were supposed to make you strong - but failed all double blind tests - ie there was no difference results between their product and a dummy product when the people doing the test didn't know which was which...

    Keeping an arthritic dog warm is probably a good idea.
    Feeding it glucosamine and omega 3 supplements (with vitamin E because the fish stuff without it depletes vitamin E enough to make a dog really ill) might help more - at least there are proper scientific tests to that effect.
    and there is a new therapy which involves injecting stem cells derived from the dog's own fat cells - into the sore joints. And this is working so well that vets are trying it on their own dogs. It's possibly insanely expensive but I can hardly wait for it to be available generally for humans.

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    Thanks

    She is currently already on supplements has had pentasan injec, and the next step will be stem cells but have heard some good things on the magneic therapies in people but havent heard much in dogs......

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    Not sure about using magnets for arthritis or on dogs (haha) but we put magnetic rugs on the horses at work the night before they race and you can definitely see a change in them! A few horses can only have the rugs on for a few minutes because they 'tickle' them and makes them go a bit nutty

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    The Stem call therapy is available in Melbourne at Ray Ferguson, I think it is called Melbourne vet on the Dandenong rd ( Princess Highway) just up the road near Chadstone Shopping Centre near our Ortho vet. I have looked into it for Katy as now she has had her TPLO and there will be a possibility of arthritis in that joint. So far none......

    We are on all the preventatives, now that Katy is an adult I also give her Dolomite (human grade form heath-food shops, not garden) and magnesium supplements to help her bone density after her desexing, now she does not have her ovaries. Plus all the stuff Hya has already mentioned. They also get 2 Vit C tabs. I am glad my dogs are happy to just eat all their tabs in their food. And yes they rattle..........

    PS.......LOL.......I get to be in and out, everyday in the biggest magnet of all (MRI) and it has not helped the arthritis in my wrist
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    I do remember reading somewhere an experiment that involved keeping rats exposed to strong magnetic fields - and it gave them cancer.

    Magnets have some effect, after all - your blood has iron in it, and all your body is made up of atoms which have electrons which are affected by the presence of magnets - but it's a bit too specific to say that is beneficial to arthritus. I can't see how that works. And so far the science shows it make no difference. At least the random magnetic fields that are applied by small magnets in a blanket.

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    Do your race horses get to wear the blankets at any other time or only the night before race day? I know a few ex race horses who would go loopy if you put someone light weight on them because they thought they had a jockey up and they were going racing. And my old (late) horse used to get very excited at certain points of our usual hacking rides, because that's where we usually raced up the hill or similar. He just loved going for a burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
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    Do your race horses get to wear the blankets at any other time or only the night before race day? I know a few ex race horses who would go loopy if you put someone light weight on them because they thought they had a jockey up and they were going racing. And my old (late) horse used to get very excited at certain points of our usual hacking rides, because that's where we usually raced up the hill or similar. He just loved going for a burn.
    They wear rugs all the time, and the same material as the magnetic rugs, so it's definitely a reaction to the magnets, the majority of horses are fine with them, but they do send a few loopy and then they go totally back to normal the second you take the rug off.

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    I think the rugs with magnets in would be heavier than rugs of otherwise the same material...

    Probably need a lot more info and some "double blind tests" with rugs with non magnetic bits of iron in them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I think the rugs with magnets in would be heavier than rugs of otherwise the same material...

    Probably need a lot more info and some "double blind tests" with rugs with non magnetic bits of iron in them...
    Yes but they also get heavy winter rugs on, the weight and/or fabric of these rugs do not affect the way these horses behave. I'm not saying that the magnets have any benefit, all I know is that there is something about them that makes some horses go a bit funny.

    We also use magnetic boots every now and then, on horses who are used to having bandages and boots on every day, and they also change the way the horse behaves. But as I said, I'm not saying that there is any benefit because I don't know if there is or if it's just a weird sensation for the horse, they just have some sort of affect on the way the horse behaves.

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