Assisi Animal Health Highlights Treatments for Hip Dysplasia in Felines

Monday, July 25, 2016 Lifestyle News
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PINEHURST, N.C., July 25, 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 animals. The Loop helps heal wounds and relieve pain in cats, dogs, and horses.

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Feline hip dysplasia

is a genetically inherited malformation of the ball and socket joint connecting to the femur that causes extreme pain and limits the movement.  It is imperative to address dysplasia as soon as symptoms are presented. These symptoms include rear lameness, pain or weakness in hind legs, difficulty getting up from a seated or laying position, reluctance to exercise, and, in some cases, an audible clicking sound coming from the hips.  Assisi Animal Health highlights some treatment options for cats suffering from hip dysplasia.

  • Weight Management. Obesity agitates hip dysplasia by increasing pressure on the hip joint. If your cat is suffering from hip dysplasia, maintaining a healthy diet with attention to portion control is crucial. Avoid excessive distribution of treats and read cat food labels to ensure that the cat's meals are high in nutritional value. Be certain to avoid foods that contain excessive preservatives and fatty ingredients.
  • Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements. Supplements of glucosamine and chondroitin can help to significantly reduce pain, increase range of motion and, in some cases, help rebuild the cartilage. Always consult your veterinarian before adding supplements to your cat's diet.
  • Physical Therapy.  Some day-to-day measures can be taken at home by encouraging crouching and jumping exercises by placing food bowls under the couch or on a counter in order to keep hip muscles strong. Physical therapy is available at many veterinary offices so check with your veterinarian. If not, you can always seek physical therapy assistance at an outpatient facility.
  • Surgical Options.  Hip surgeries offer a spectrum of treatment options, including altering the existing hip joint or a total hip replacement. A veterinary orthopedist should be consulted to find the most appropriate solution for the cat's condition.
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field technology.  The Assisi Loop is a portable electromagnetic device that promotes healing in cats with hip dysplasia. It is a targeted therapy that can be applied directly to the injured area for healing and pain management.

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, 8668307342,

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