Magnetic dog Beds

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13 years 8 months ago #14884 by Dream Weaver
We are thinking of getting a Magnetic dog bed for our Rottie, she is beginning to become quite stiff in her joints after having a hoon around with her best mate whos a friends dog. She is only just 4 so we are taking all precautions to help her before it gets bad. She is now on deer velvet tablets suggested by the vet.
We had one of these beds many moons ago when our last dog got arthritus and i remember it was very good.
Anyone have any experience with different brands etc?

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13 years 8 months ago #227371 by Hestia
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magnetic beds??since we have got a magnetic under lay my husband has had worse migrains and heartburns and neck and back pains and then he got diagnosed with cancer so bad so they gave him a limited time.

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13 years 8 months ago #227373 by Dream Weaver
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Oh Hestia, I am so so sorry to hear that, my thoughts are with you both. We have had a magnetic underlay for years now and have found it beneficial. Our old dog loved the magnetic bed we had for her, but thats long gone.

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13 years 8 months ago #227382 by Hestia
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our sheepskin with magnetics is not in use any more.
hubbie wants me to take magnets out but they are so imbedded.
I want to throw it away and buy one without magnetics.
we are having sarcastic jokes about this,,and what would happen if someone stopped us on town and interviewed us about the company bxxxxg?
they would not use us in their commercial :)

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13 years 8 months ago #227397 by DiDi
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That is interesting. I bought one for my mother a few years ago - she must have been late 80's - thinking she would benefit and the opposite happened. When she got out of bed to go to the loo - as you do - she was having head spins so bad that we had to remove the magnetic underlay and voila - no more head spins.

Well that was when the problems started. I had bought it a dew weeks before Christmas making it quite clear it was a Christmas present and therefore the 60 day warranty was to start from Dec 25th. Oh no. Fight! I ended up demanding to speak to the CEO of the Company (he never rang) before they backed down and I got my money back. Perhaps that explains the low return rate? Anyone who knows me knows that I fight like a cornered fox when I feel an injustice is taking place and this was one. How many people just "throw it in the bin"?

I'm not saying they don't work - I wouldn't know - it just didn't work for my Mum and I will never go there even though the palaver suggests I would benefit!

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13 years 8 months ago #227520 by Anne
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Any one interested in alternative therapies, including the use of magnets, should read "Trick or Treatment" by Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst. Very interesting analysis of various different types of therapy, what stands up to testing and what doesn't.

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13 years 8 months ago #227533 by Dream Weaver
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Wow interesting reading. I nor hubby have ever had any problems with ours and have had it well over 10 years. Our old dogs seemed to be able to move around way better when we brought her one to. Sounds awful for those who seem to have alot of problems with them though.
Anne that book does sound interesting will have a look around for it.

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13 years 8 months ago #227542 by dinnaefash
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I think the potential problem with the beds etc is that there is no escape from them, ie I don't think it is necessarily good to use (eg lie on) them for long periods. I wouldn't have one of the underlay's personally for that reason. However... I do have a magnetic bed for my 3 legged dog. She has other beds too tho, and I notice that sometimes she chooses the magnetic one and sometimes she definitely doesn't want that one. Hope that helps! [;)]

Ne vous fachez pas [;)]

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13 years 8 months ago #227553 by sod
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Hestia so very sorry to hear that.

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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13 years 8 months ago #227618 by cowmad
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My friend bought one to try to help relieve aches pains and imsomnia. Things got even worse, headaches etc. just awful - cost around $800 but money refunded no probs. On that evidence I wouldnt been keen to give to a horse, dog etc that couldnt complain. I mean rugs etc for horse.

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13 years 8 months ago #227661 by Hintzashouse
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I have used magnetic collars or magnetic animal products for for many years, and continue to do so as I now retail the particular brand I use. ( Bioflow) They have cat collars, dog collars, equine boots, people products but they don't do underlays. Over that time I have amassed many pages of customer comments from people who have also used them with success with their animals. Animals are great cos they can't fake their response. Heres some relating to bigger dogs :
"When I gave her away, Jade was a 4 year old Rottweiller, in her prime. She was a beautiful, fit, healthy dog who was capable of running at 30 km/hr and could leap well over a metre high. Two years later, after being ‘looked after’ by others I barely recognised her. She was overweight from lack of exercise, could barely walk for 10 minutes without being crippled, and couldn’t even jump ½ a metre – and if she did, she would yelp in pain. I took over her care, and in doing so, took her back.

The news was not good. At 6 years old, she was displaying all the symptoms of arthritis in her hips. Anti-inflammatories, special diet dog biscuits, green-lipped mussel supplements, losing weight, keeping her warm and exercise made very little difference. She was costing me about $20 per week and I just couldn’t seem to improve her quality of life. A chance conversation with a dog friendly neighbour of family introduced me to the concept of the magnetic collar. Friends of these people had achieved success with theirs, which was good enough recommendation for me. Jade wore the collar for about 3-4 days before I noticed any changes. It was a transformation. While she is no longer the strapping specimen I had known, the improvement in her condition was absolutely amazing. Over a year later I am still amazed.

Her running days are over (and so are mine), but we can walk for at least an hour through rugged tracks and she still is still full of energy. Sometimes I have to help her into the car but I haven’t figured out yet if she is being lazy or if she is being genuine. She can still catch, kill and eat possums but they are getting fewer and fewer now. She never seemed to get back her physical feistiness, but I know the urge is still in her. "
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" Ludo is now 2 and ½, breed is Newfoundland. I can’t remember now where I heard about the product but someone suggested it for Ludo’s dysplasia. I am more comfortable with the way he moves. He does not seem as stiff and he appears to be able to get up much easier. He just is more comfortable as I see it. When he doesn’t wear it he is much slower in his movements particularly when getting up from sitting or lying. He moves his bottom to compensate for hip usage and that seems to get worse when he is not wearing the collar.
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I had thought that the collar had started to kick in. But I didn't want to say too much in case I was imagining things. But then my husband Andy said to me on Saturday "I think that collar is starting to work!". Well, so do I. I am sure that Ben is getting some sort of relief. Normally he goes to bed at about 7:30pm every night, and we have always put this down to him feeling grouchy, tired and sore. Now he doesn’t go to bed until we do, which is something he hasn’t done for years. He likes to go out to our backyard which follows down to an area un-built with houses, a rough terrain and he loves to ramble about down there. Normally he gets back and is as shitty as hell, stands on 3 legs and you can tell he is feeling a great deal of pain. He wandered off down there on both Sat and Sun nights whilst I was down in the garden and was FINE when he came back. I can only put it down to the collar!! So after 5 years of the poor old fella feeling pain I honestly believe he is feeling better.

With the collars etc and the people products, you generally wear them all the time. With the underlays, I wonder of the on again / off again exposure to that many magnets is where the problem stems from. I remember one chap with far more physics knowledge than I have, sitting at my table telling me that the collars can't possibly work, but their wife sent them to get one so they better not go home without it.. So I said, if the dogs not showing any improvement in 6 weeks, you bring the collar back and I'll refund your money. Never been back ...
HH

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13 years 8 months ago #227688 by LittleLSB
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Sorry to hear about your dog Smilie - arthritis can be so debilitating and its unfortunate to hear of it in a dog so young.

The one big thing that you can do to help her out would be to make sure she's not carrying any extra weight. This will probably mean she will need to be leaner than the rottie standard.

From side on you should be able to clearly see a tuck-up behind her ribs, looking down on her she should have a clearly defined waist. When you run your hand lightly across her rib cage you should be able to easily feel her ribs and her pin bones should also be able to be easily felt.

Weight is often overlooked in arthritis treatment regimies but it really does make a difference - every extra pound is more pressure on the joints.

You could also try supportive nutrients such as glucosamine, msm, chondroiten and fish oil. See this article for more info and the correct doses for dogs http://home.ivillage.com/pets/dogs/0,,n49f,00.html

Good luck.

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13 years 8 months ago #227728 by Dream Weaver
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HH, Very interesting reading, and thank you for that. worth thinking about. How much do you sell the collars for?
Little LSB, thanks for you kind words. She is not too bad at all YET, we have just noticed little things like the stiffness after having a good run around and play with her best mate. She can at times depending how much of a play they have had can be VERY stiff and sore for some time after, including the following morning. I am just wanting to put as much prevention as I can in place so hopefully we can delay the onset of it getting really bad. The tablets the vet gave me has deer velvet,gluocosamine, and Chondrotroiten, and something else in it. For her size she has 4 capsuls a day. She has flax oil vit E tablets the occasional fish oil capsul, etc
She does need to trim down abit, the vet said she is not overweight for her size but if she lost abit it would certainly help.
Our last dog got very bad arthritus at about 8 years and was in the end on alot of medication and supplements. Its awful to watch them when its so bad.

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13 years 8 months ago #227776 by Hestia
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glucosamine is good.if you give a dog glucosamine you can see if it works or not since the dog won't fake a result ,,have heard heaps of good when it comes to glucosamine so I give my old dog G as supplement even though he do not need it.

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