EPS and Our Furry Friends

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Photo source: Healing Path Veterinary Care

Photo source: Healing Path Veterinary Care

As you know, we here at ICA love to boast about the diversity of uses that expanded polystyrene brings to market, but did you know that it can assist in making our furry friends feel better?

We didn’t either, but our customers continually find uses for EPS that we never heard of. We recently got an inquiry to provide EPS “bales” to animal chiropractors. That’s right – animals too can benefit from the practice of chiropractic medicine. For larger species such as horses, donkeys, and cows, the EPS “bales” are used as a platform for the veterinarian  performing the adjustment. It is safer than a step stool and provides the right platform for a safe practice. Its lightweight characteristics make is easy to transport from patient to patient. Our veterinarians prefer 1-1/2 lb density and they cover the bales with material to give it their own signature.

I must admit I never heard of the animal chiropractic practice before, but it does make perfect sense. Chiropractic medicine for humans and for animals works with the nervous system. Chiropractors remove interference from the nervous system. These interferences are called subluxations. Subluxations are caused by many different things. For our pets, something as simple as walking on a leash, being saddled up, or even giving birth can cause subluxations, creating discomfort and dysfunction. Relieving subluxations promotes healing and restores function. I never thought about it before, but that crabby pet could be happier with a simple adjustment.

Now we don’t want to boast that EPS is doing the work here, but it is nice to know that our white stuff assists in helping our furry friends feel better.

To learn more about this practice visit: optionsforanimals.com


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This article was posted on January 23, 2015, by Insulation Corporation of America (ICA) – a Women-Owned manufacturer of Geofoam and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), which is commonly but mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam™. ICA is located in Allentown, PA and services the entire Mid-Atlantic Region from Virginia to Maine to Ohio.