Copper Therapy for Animal Health
Copper as healthcare for animals
Copper jewellery-type products have been used as a treatment for easing joint inflammation and pain for thousands of years. Copper is known to have been used in Ancient Egypt as is recorded in a medical book from 1550BC (The Ebers Papyrus).
Animals may wear copper neck chains or pastern straps to provide symptomatic relief from a range of health conditions. It's believed to work by traces of this mineral being absorbed through the skin into the body.
Do copper bracelets work?
As with all therapies not all animals may benefit however, many people will know of a human who wears a copper bracelet who finds relief, so it could be worth trying for your animal. There is some controversy as to whether copper bracelets are a waste of time (and money) - but some people do report themselves feeling better and also their animals seeming to be better too - could it be a coincidence? Possibly - but it's not to say it doesn't work for some people and animals!
If your animal does have a health problem, always seek advice from your Veterinary Surgeon before trying copper products (or any complementary therapy).