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Assisi Animal Health Discusses Four Tips for Caring for a Pet's Leg Injury

Thursday, November 17, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4
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PINEHURST, N.C., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health developed the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that works as a PEMF therapy for horses. The Loop helps heal wounds and relieve pain in cats, dogs, and horses. Assisi discusses four tips for caring for a pet's leg injury.

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Puncture wounds. If your pet sustains a puncture wound, do not try to remove the object. Control the bleeding, but do not apply pressure to the object. Make sure your pet stays warm and go to the vet immediately.

Fight wounds. If you know your pet has been in a fight of any sort, bring him or her to the vet immediately, as antibiotics will most likely be prescribed. If your pet was involved in a "domestic animal fight" let the vet know. If the bites and wounds are of unknown origin, make sure the vet knows this as treatment and medications could differ. In the meantime, keep your pet warm and comfortable and control any bleeding. Press a gauze pad over the injury for several minutes, then check to see if your pet's blood has clotted. 

Grazes. When your pet's skin is broken, the area is susceptible to infection if bacteria enters the wound. A graze can be flushed with saline or clean water, and bandaged before seeing a vet. If the bleeding is severe, carefully apply a tourniquet with a gauze before seeing a vet. Make sure you loosen it every 15 minutes or so for 20 seconds if the vet isn't readily available. Most wounds require a vet's care to flush the area, remove any contaminated tissue, and dress the wound.

Burns. If your pet suffers a burn, muzzle him or her before caring for the injury. Apply an ice water compress to the burned area, and see the vet for further evaluation. In the case of a chemical burn, flush the burn with water and see a vet immediately.

If your pet sustains any kind of injury, the first step should always be to visit your veterinarian. If an injury needs to be addressed immediately before visiting your vet, you can use these steps as a guideline to prevent infections or further injury. Never treat your pet without the input of a veterinary professional.

Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care®—the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and swelling and to enhance recovery.

Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 866-830-7342, kaysie.dannemiller@assisianimalhealth.com

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SOURCE Assisi Animal Health

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