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A Doggie Tanning Bed?

Ok, I wish I could claim that I found this on my own, but I didn’t. I get daily emails from Daily Kibble, and this was on their post this morning. (If you don’t get it, it’s worth signing up. Think Daily Candy, but for dogs.) One company, Fauna Sauna, has created what looks like a tanning bed for animals. Their heated spa beds are “radiant heat-enhanced”—meaning, they emit “far infrared” warmth, which feels to a dog (or cat)  like he’s basking in sunlight.

According to the Fauna Sauna site: “Far Infrared has been shown to reduce pain, increase immune function, speed healing and reduce joint stiffness.  In many cases, the use of Far Infrared heat can reduce or even eliminate the need for costly medications.” 

For more information—and to see other designs—take a look at the Fauna Sauna site. What do you think, completely absurd…or amazing?

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Hello, while I do understand a certain amount of skepticism when first coming across a technology that is new I would like to clear up a few misconceptions.
The Fauna Sauna is not a "Tanning Bed for Dogs" It is clearly stated in our materials that this frequency of light has nothing to do with UV.
We have science division of our company called Normotherm and our technology is currently used by some of the top universities and vet schools in the world, including the NIH and the CDC because of its unique effect on animals during surgery, recovery and in therapy. All of our claims and assertions are based on 100 years worth of research and hundreds of thousands of studies on infrared.
Again, skepticism is a good thing, it keeps us from buying snake oil but I respectfully request that any of you out there who are intrigued by our approach, please do some simple research on IR or more specifically FIR or Far InfraRed in medicine, physics and biology, I think you will be surprised by what you find.
We are starting the Association of Far InfraRed Manufacturers or AFIRM so as to set standards for claims to what FIR can do and not do.
There is much more to share but this is not the time or place, I just felt like I needed to respond with a little fact vs opinion and look forward to answering any questions that any of you may have and I hope that this wonderful place of dialogue and dissemination continues to look out for your best interests and advice.

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertimothy p jahnigen

Thanks, Timothy! I stand corrected. Far InfraRed is an incredibly interesting subject, and if it can help pets with health issues, I absolutely think it's worth the investment. Thanks so much for your post!

July 22, 2009 | Registered CommenterMolly

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