Turn on the device by either pushing the silver button on the Loops, or pulling out the tab on Squares and Crescents.
Position directly over the injured spot. The HealFast Recovery Coats are designed to hold the device firmly over hips, backs, and shoulder joints. Garments you already own can work just as well if they cover the injury. Use a coat, tee shirt or sock to keep the device secure on the injured body part. Tape or velcro to the fabric to hold the device over the injured body part.
To attach to legs use cohesive bandages such as VetWrap to secure. A standing wrap is recommended for horses. Do not over-tighten as this may restrict circulation. For areas that are difficult to wrap such as on the withers or back activate the unit then tape to the spot.
Do not let unit get wet. If you expect the animal to get wet either in rain or rolling in wet grass or snow place the patch in a Ziploc bag or wrap in a plastic sheet and tape over the injury. Similarly if you expect the wound to ooze or discharge a significant amount of pus, place the unit in a Ziploc bag before putting over a sterile dressing on the wound.
Keep the device for a minimum of 6 hours daily. Can be used for 24 hours a day.
Tips for Placing on Independent Cats
Vets and cat owners have gotten creative to get our independent feline friends to wear the loops. For very arthritic cats, Dr. Yogi Misra reports that he has had success using surgical glue on long-haired cats to hold the loop in place and then just clips the hair when ready to stop the treatment. This should only be done by a trained vet or tech. Another trick is to put the loop under pad on the cat's bed and let the cat curl up over the loop positioning themselves over the therapy source.
Square Patches Loved by Equine Vets
There is nothing easier than taping a HealFast Square on a horse for most places. One equine physical therapist told us she is so grateful for the time she saves with HealFast Therapy. Most similar therapies require holding a device over the animal. No more time spent hanging in stalls holding devices over the horse.
The unit holds it shape well so some vets have reported success with treating difficult spots like the suspensory ligament.
HealFast Therapy Helps Close Wounds Faster
Another advantage of HealFast Therapy over some other therapies like TENS units is that you don't need to put the device right on the skin. For open wounds we recommend that you use a sterile surgical dressing on the wound and tape the device onto the bandage.
If the horse is going to be out in extremely wet weather, we suggest placing the device in a Ziploc bag and then taping the unit in place with VetWrap or other tape.
PetPatch Loop Stops Pain and Swelling from Arthritis, Tendonitis, Cuts
Square Patch's Large Antenna Stops Pain and Swelling From Arthritis, Sprains, Wounds and Tendonitis
HF Crescent Patch Kills Pain and Swelling of Small Joints and Wounds