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December 10th, 2013



Purchase your Ruff Heat Therapy Wrap at my etsy shop! Shop Here


It is estimated that 1 in every 5 adult dogs in the US suffers from arthritis and is one of the most common sources of chronic pain that veterinarians treat. Arthritis is the breakdown of the protective cartilage that covers or protects the ends of the bones at the joint. Some common forms of arthritis are Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow and Knee Dysplasia, Shoulder Degeneration, and more.


The Ruff Heat Therapy Wrap complements our first passion, wheelchairs for dogs, called Ruff Rollin’. The Ruff Heat Therapy Wrap is 100% cotton filled with aromatherapy rice in a flavor that you choose. Outer (washable) bag is a soft flannel in fun designs and multiple sizes. Inner bag is filled with a light aromatherapy and rice, and sealed in a muslin bag. Wash the outer cover in cold water, gentle cycle, and dry on low heat. Do not wash inner bag.



How Does Moist Heat Therapy Help?


Moist heat therapy relieves stiffness, muscle pain, and soreness. Moist heat reaches depths of 1 to 2 cm, causing vasodilation, mild sedation, and increased local circulation.  Moist heat therapy is typically used in chronic cases of osteoarthritis and after acute inflammation has resolved. It can also be used before stretching, massage therapy, or before active exercise.


How Does the Ruff Heat Therapy Wrap Deliver? 


Rice bags have been used for many years for chronic pain and moist heat therapy. The rice draws moisture from the air as it’s heated. It then recirculates the moist heat deep into sore muscles. Lightly fragranced aromatherapy is added to the rice for added benefits of relaxation, a boost of energy, and soothing properties.  Place your wrap (with cover) in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes, depending on the size, and place on affected joint or area for 10-15 minutes, two the three times daily.


Aromatherapy options include:


Mountain Spice; cinnamon, cloves, and orange peal for their energizing and antioxidant properties

Lavender for it’s relaxing and soothing properties

Tropicana; lime zest and orange tropical for it’s energizing properties


Do I Use Hot or Cold?


Do not use moist heat therapy if an area is swollen or bruised, has active inflammation, or immediately following surgery. Ice is best in these cases. Do not apply on an open wound. And do not apply heat on an acute injury. If you are unsure of whether to use hot or cold therapy, please consult your veterinarian.



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August 19th, 2014

The new Ruff Heat Therapy Wraps are getting great response! Remember, there are a few other products on the market similar to this, but what makes the Ruff Heat Therapy Wrap different is the REMOVABLE COVER! This allows you to save the inner bag from getting destroyed. This product is also weighted very nicely. The large bone is almost 3 lbs! So you can drape it over your dog’s back, over the hips, or over your own shoulders. Why not?! Order yours today on etsy. Comes in many different sizes and shapes, colors, and patterns.  http://www.etsy/shop/RuffHeatTherapy Here’s a testimonial from [… more]

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When asked “WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?”   I say “I GET TO ADD THE SPARKLE BACK!”   “If I could have taken a picture of the sparkle in my dog (GSDX) Mindy’s eyes when she realized that those wheels where giving her the freedom to move, run and play ball again, it would have said it all! She had become depressed because of her Degenerative Myelopathy and was not able to chase squirrels or play ball anymore and Ruff Rollin’ changed all that for her. She was sick for 1.5years with DM and she used her wheels [… more]

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