Assisi Animal Health Discusses Health Complications Associated with Acorn Ingestion in Dogs

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4

PINEHURST, N.C., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health has created and 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. While the arrival of autumn signals it is time to view glorious Fall foliage, it also means that acorns will fall from the trees. Assisi Animal Health discusses how ingesting acorns can harm your pet.

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While it is possible that some pets can ingest acorns without facing any serious health issues, it is important that pet owners be aware of what could happen to your pet. Acorns and oak leaves contain a combination of tannic acid and gallic acid, which can cause pain, lethargy, diarrhea, stomach upset, and possible damage the liver and kidneys. If a pet swallows an acorn whole, it can result in an intestinal blockage. If a pet has access to—and consumes—large quantities of acorns, additional signs to look for include loss of appetite and increased urination and thirst. Smaller pets have a higher risk depending on how many acorns are ingested.

If you have an outside pet it is vital to make sure their water supply is not contaminated with acorns or oak leaves. If the acorns and leaves soak in the water and your pet drinks the water, oak poisoning can occur.

To avoid your pet ingesting acorns, train your pet with commands like "drop it" and distract him or her with a toy. Perhaps bringing a treat outside will provide a welcome distraction. If you suspect your pet has ingested acorns, contact your veterinarian immediately.

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,

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