CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) - A company in Carlsbad is doing its part to help the animals injured by wildfires in Australia.
Oska Wellness has donated ten of its patented Oska Pulse devices to animal hospitals in New South Wales.
"I have a cat and a dog, my daughter has a snake, we're animal lovers," says Dr. Jeff Marksberry. "So anything you can do personally or as an organization, we're going to do."
The device uses electromagnetic pulses to help realign the ionic charges within damaged cells.
"All of your cells in your body have a plus/minus. They work with electronic properties," says Dr. Marksberry. "When someone's injured, when they have pain, when there's inflammation, those things all change, those properties...
"We use the pulsed electromagnetic field to realign those charges to heal the cells."
The Oska Pulse has been used on humans since 2015, but Dr. Marksberry says they know for a fact that it works on koalas as well.
"There was a koala during the 2015 wildfires that made the news for not responding to any pain treatments," he explains. "Our founder donated one of the prototypes to the vets there. The koala had a great response. The koala's name was Oska, so we actually adopted that as our name for the US device."
Dr. Marksberry says the ten devices they sent can help treat dozens of patients, since multiple animals can use it at once, and treatment only takes a few hours each day.
"As long as it's next to the animal, they can still get pain relief from the device and go ahead and get normal rehabilitation treatments they've been getting," he says.
For more information about the Oska Pulse or Oska Wellness, visit www.oskawellness.com.