It’s hard to see your pet feeling down. Depression can make animals lose interest in the activities that used to make them happy, such as spending time with you and playing. Alpha-Stim® is a drug-free depression treatment that helps them break out of the darkness and allows them to get back into the swing of life.

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It can be difficult to assess a pet’s mental well-being, but there are physiological similarities between animals and humans that can guide us. Species with connected family units or herds have been shown to exhibit depression more than those with a solitary existence.

Depressed animal my react more emotionally when challenged or further stressed. Some behaviors and actions that can result from depression include:

  • Loss of interest in pleasurable activities
  • Loss of appetite/interest in food
  • Reduced social interaction with other animals
  • Changes in sleep patterns/lethargy
  • Readiness to give up in the face of a stressful situation
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Destructive behavior
  • Changes in grooming patterns or frequency
  • Pacing

In horses, depression can display as an atypical posture. They might exhibit an unusual gaze, with their head and ears fixed. Horses may also become less responsive to tactile stimulation, less reactive to humans approaching their stall, and more reactive to ordinary objects.  Lab work performed on depressed horses reveals lower blood plasma cortisol concentrations, similar to humans.

About Alpha-Stim

Alpha-Stim® is an FDA cleared, prescription medical device that is fast, safe and proven effective by more than 100 clinical research studies over the past 37 years. It has been widely researched on both animals and humans, and is used to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression and systemic pain. Research and clinical trials have proven the efficacy of the patented Alpha-Stim waveform in healing and treating spinal and nerve conditions, wounds, infections, and scar and soft tissue injuries.

The proprietary waveform of Alpha-Stim technology works with the body to restore a healthy circulatory current, stimulate endorphin release, and rebalance the brain and nervous system’s impulse patterns. Because the electrical current does not need to be felt in order to achieve effect, it is ideal for use on animals, who cannot tell us what they are feeling.

Your pet’s body is made up of trillions of cells. Each of these cells has unique electrical properties. In recognition of the variability of the body’s cells, the type of current used by Alpha-Stim does not bombard the nervous system with one set frequency and waveform. Instead, it employs a 10-second, low-frequency varied waveform with adjustable intensity – and this is what sets Alpha-Stim apart from all other treatment options. No other medical device can compare.

Alpha-Stim is safe and easy to use, whether at home or in a clinical setting. A typical 20-minute daily treatment delivers long lasting and often immediate results. Alpha-Stim can be used alone or in conjunction with any other medical treatment or medication. Since Alpha-Stim is not a drug, it bears no risk of the dangerous side effects or interactions that accompany medications.

The Alpha-Stim results are impressive!

Following a vaccination a 4 year old Yorkshire Terrier developed a fever, followed by a rash, and then paralysis in both rear legs. The neurologist gave his family a 20-40% chance of ever walking again. This is when he was brought to me. I immediately initiated Alpha-Stim microcurrent therapy. By 10 days he as using his right rear leg and then a few days later he developed some motor function in the left rear leg. This was a happy day!

On the first visit he lacked any deep pain. Now is deep pain positive both rear limbs – I love my career and Alpha Stim Microcurrent therapy!

Carol Jurca, PTA, CCRP from Canine Physical Rehab
“Alpha-Stim helps to keep our horses competitive. We take it with us on the road.”
Ernie Beutenmiller, Beutenmiller Livestock, Cutting Horse Trainer and AQHA Professional Judge

Start relieving your pet’s depression today.