What is Biohacking?

Biohacking is all about tweaking your lifestyle, diet, or environment to boost your health, happiness, and performance. By using science, tech, and a bit of trial and error, biohackers find out what makes them tick best.

And guess what? We can do the same for our dogs! From diets and supplements to acupuncture even creating a comfy, toxin-free home, we can help our dogs live their best, healthiest lives.

Our journey into the quest for marginal gains, initially sparked during a cycling training camp. Inspired by the principles that famously drove Team Sky to greatness, we realised that these incremental improvements could extend beyond human performance to benefit our boy.

Stanley faced challenges early on with his hips and a luxating patella, a condition where the kneecap dislocates from its normal position. These issues necessitated surgery and led us to seek out alternative therapies to support his recovery and ongoing comfort.

In our search, we came across the incredible advantages of red light therapy using Photizo Vetcare. This gentle treatment method entails exposing tissues to low levels of red or near-infrared light, which cells absorb to stimulate healing and regeneration. It has made a significant difference for Stanley, accelerating his recovery and offering him daily comfort. We incorporate this therapy into his routine regularly. Stanley even lets us know when he wants his "Zappies" by moving his body around and raising his leg, sometimes tapping us for more.

Biohacking isn’t just a journey for humans; it's something we can incorporate daily into both our lives and our pets'. From nutrition and exercise to therapies, there are countless ways to optimise well-being and enhance vitality.

In our next blog, we'll delve into another therapy we've integrated into Stanley's routine: PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy. We'll explore what PEMF is, how it works, and why it has become a crucial part of our daily regimen for Stanley.

Stay tuned as we continue to uncover new methods and share our experiences in biohacking for dogs, aiming to improve their lives one innovative approach at a time.

Together, let's elevate the care and well-being of ourselves and our dogs! 

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