The skin absorbs photons via a photo-chemical effect, not photo-thermal; therefore; it does not cause heat damage to the tissues. Once photons reach the cells of the body, they promote a cascade of cellular activities. It can ignite the production of enzymes, stimulate mitochondria, increase vasodilation and lymphatic drainage, synthesize ATP, and elevate collagen formation substances to prevent the formation of scar tissues. This is a critical step in reducing long-term disabling chronic myofascial pain syndromes and joint hypermobility.
Some dogs can be so enthusiastic about food that there is a tendency for overfeeding, which results in obesity. Like humans, obese dogs will be prone to even worse health problems such as diabetes and heart problems. Fortunately, it’s very easy to see if your dog is obese, as a dog gaining too much weight can be hard to miss. It’s also easy to treat as it’s not reliant on medication, but merely on diet and lifestyle changes. Just make sure your dog is fed the right amounts and at the right time, and that he or she gets enough exercise.