How Are Electroceuticals Used in Veterinary Medicine?

September 15, 2018

There are multiple ways that electroceuticals can be used in veterinary medicine to improve the efficacy of pain medications a patient may already be prescribed, says Ava Frick, DVM, CVC, FAIS, chief of staff at Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic in Eureka, Missouri.

There are multiple ways that electroceuticals can be used in veterinary medicine to improve the efficacy of pain medications a patient may already be prescribed, says Ava Frick, DVM, CVC, FAIS, chief of staff at Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic in Eureka, Missouri.

“Electroceuticals can be used in a multiplicity of ways. They certainly can be used by themselves as a full control program, but oftentimes, depending on the state of the animal, it may be that they've already been on medication and as we introduced the microcurrent we have to be cognizant that it's going to improve the efficacy of those medications. So, they potentially need to be reduced gradually by a third and oftentimes, because this is cumulative and long-lasting, because it's really changing the tissue it's not just like putting out a fire it's actually increasing blastema—the healing cells— it's about regeneration. Now the tissue is no longer the same we've erased a lot of the pain pathway problems that pre-existed, now, they no longer need the same degree or some of the medications that they were on before. So, while it doesn't preclude doing the others, oftentimes as it's used, the body goes phew I don't need that anymore, because I'm feeling so good.”