Assisi Animal Health Lists Eight Dog Breeds that Need Extra Protection in the Winter

Thursday, November 17, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4

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 dogs, cats, and horses. Assisi lists eight dog breeds that need extra protection during the cold winter months.

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Chinese Crested and Boston Terrier. These are just examples of short- to minimal-hair breeds who are prime examples of dogs that should be bundled up during the colder months. Their short, thin, or fine coats do not provide enough protection against wind, rain, sleet, or snow. Any dog that is slender and does not have a great deal of body fat or muscle will feel the winter temperatures more than others. Put a doggie sweater or coat on them to make them more comfortable and shield them from the harsh weather.

Basset Hound, Corgi, and Dachshund. All dogs with shorter legs tend to lose blood more quickly than other dogs because their low stature puts them into contact with more snow. This holds true for small breeds in general and protective clothing would be beneficial, particularly a garment that has undercarriage coverage.

Pug, Bulldog, and Maltese.  Most brachycephalic breeds (flat-faced with short nose)  have breathing issues, which are only exacerbated over the winter months when the air is thinner. Try to keep them calm when taking them outdoors, and limit their time outside. If your dog has asthma, closely monitor its breathing when outside. If there are any breathing problems, take him or her immediately to the vet for evaluation.

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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