Red Light Therapy offers dogs significant benefits in both rehabilitation from injury, and as a performance aid for the sport hound. Click here for information on How Red Light Therapy Works.
Therapy Wrap System:
An efficient and time effective therapy modality for all dog owners – both professional and recreational. The pads house both red and infrared LEDS in a soft, flexible housing. Powered by a convenient rechargeable battery (lithium ion) or you can choose the mains powered option. Pads are available in 3 sizes and come with attachment straps, clips and an easy to use manual.
With no formal training required you simply place the pad over the desired area and allow the light wavelengths to penetrate deep into the tissue where a number of healing parameters will be stimulated. Because of the small size of dogs (in comparison to horses) the application time need only be a few minutes to gain maximum benefits. Applications can be 2 to 3 times per day initially then reduced to an “as needed” basis for best results.
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Canine Applications For Red Light Therapy
How To Use The Red Light Therapy Wrap for Dogs
Dogs only need a short application time due to their size. It is recommended that 3 to 5 minutes is sufficient for one session. Sessions can be repeated 2 to 3 times a day.
Red light therapy is highly beneficial for dogs (canines) due to its ability to penetrate deep into muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones and promote a strong healing response. Predominantly red and infrared light therapy acts to increase circulation, collagen production, ATP production, serotonin and melatonin production, lymphatic drainage, endorphin release and reduce inflammation. All these factors are important for healing and wellness.
Yes absolutely. Used once a day over areas of pain and stiffness the therapy will open up circulation and shift inflammation. We have many clients reporting a significant improvement in their dog’s movement, activity and general wellbeing from using the red light therapy pads.
Yes! These wavelengths actually stimulate the production of melatonin which helps promote deep, restorative sleep. The pads can have an overall calming effect on animals.
Yes. The therapy will open up circulation to the area, stimulate ATP production, collagen production, reduce inflammation and offer pain relief.
Yes. Red light therapy has antibacterial and antiviral properties through its ability to stimulate ATP production, enhance lymph drainage and improve oxygen uptake. Using the pads over the torso for extended periods of time can speed up the rate of recovery from bacterial and viral infections.
As a general rule 3 to 5 minutes will give a good therapeutic dose of light on a small dog however in some cases longer treatment times can be highly beneficial. Larger dogs can benefit from longer sessions. We recommend you let the dog decide how much it needs! The dog will usually move away once it has had enough.
In acute situations you could do 3 sessions per day for the first few days then reduce to twice daily then once daily as healing progresses.
No harm whatsoever can be done by using the pads as instructed. Even leaving them on for much longer than normal is safe as the body will only absorb what it needs in any one session.
24 hrs post surgery you can be using the pad twice a day to help the healing process.
No. Like humans, dogs don’t have the sight receptors to see infrared light.
As a precaution avoid using the pad over the abdomen when pregnant. Anywhere else on the body is fine.
Ideally use the pad over the shoulders and sacroiliac regions of the dog for around 5 minutes just prior to competition. Also use directly after competition/racing once the dog has cooled down as it is an ideal recovery aid in shifting the metabolites created from strenuous exercise. Red/infrared wavelengths greatly stimulate circulation and lymphatic draining to improve performance and recovery.
Note: The therapy is totally legal with no swabbing issues – making it a valuable performance/recovery aid.
Because these two wavelengths together (Red 660nm and infrared 830nm) have been shown to work well together in promoting cellular regeneration and stimulating a strong healing response.
Both wavelengths work very well together that’s why we use both in our pads. The red wavelength is all absorbed in the first centimetre of tissue, and the infrared penetrate 5 to 6 cm. They do similar work but at different depths. However, the infrared wavelength is deemed to be the “goldilocks” wavelength for cellular regeneration.
You can place the pad inside a light white cloth laundry bag when using it on an animal. Loose hairs can be removed using a soft brush. The LEDS can be cleaned using a damp cloth and glass cleaner.