We’ve run a small kennel of 10 racing Siberian Huskies since 1991. We originally bought a Photizo to help with a very active 7 year old girl who had developed arthritis in her pasterns but still loved running. I might add that this was on the advice of both our doggie chiropractor and another musher who uses it and had seen good results using it.
Our girlie took to the treatments immediately, they’re non-invasive, possibly a little soothing and it also became a bit of ‘one-on-one time’ with me after running! Naturally we started using it on the other Sibes in our kennel after heavy or fast training runs when we could see they were a little stiff and even started using it on scratches, nicks and wounds.
Can I vouch for it’s performance? In pure scientific terms, unless you have a ‘control’ or ‘benchmark’ and 2 identical conditions/wounds, it’s very hard to prove anything. Would I want to be without it? Absolutely not! I honestly believe that the girl we originally bought it for would not be participating in training runs as the joints can take a real pounding when a dog runs. More to the point, and quite aside from keeping her running and keeping her fit, mentally, it’s done her the world of good as she doesn’t ever get left out and the other dogs benefit from it too!
British Siberian Husky Racing Association