The same type of radiation used to treat cancer has been shown to "quiet " the inflammation and pain associated with arthritis in pets and humans when given in low doses. But you have to travel far from my home in South Texas to find this option. Although veterinarians in the United States rarely if ever suggest radiotherapy to combat arthritic problems in pets, it is commonly used for that purpose in dogs in Europe. At the doses that are generally administered, many veterinarians there feel that its benefits outweigh its possible risks. In Europe, radiation treatment for human arthritis is an older accepted therapy as well ( ref 1 ) ( r e f 2 ) ( ref 3 ) , and it has been used in pets on that continent since at least the 1970s ( ref ) . Recent experimental studies in rodents confirm that these beneficial effects of radiation on swelling, pain and inflammation are real. ( ref ) Facilities I know of that offer this therapy include the Tierspital in Zurich ( Dr. Bley ) and the Veterinary Oncology Center in Bologna ( ref ).
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