What is ozone? Ozone is also called a greenhouse gas. It is the electrifying smell in the air after a strong thunderstorm. Ozone protects the earth from the sun’s rays. Ozone consists of three oxygen molecules in a loose bond; as compared to the normal oxygen we breathe which is two oxygen molecules in a tight bond. At this point you might be wondering why am giving you a chemistry lesson rather than talking about our pets!

Ozone has been used for decades in human and animal medicine. In the body, ozone reacts with the tissues and releases its extra oxygen molecule for health benefits. These benefits include: reducing inflammation, activating the immune system and inactivating bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa. Once produced by special equipment, ozone is very active for about 30 minutes. After that time it returns to its normal oxygen state. Ozone therapy can be found at holistic veterinary clinics.

How ozone is used in veterinary medicine will be the topic of next week’s blog…..

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