Assisi Animal Health shares 3 Causes of Hip Dysplasia in Cats

Saturday, July 2, 2016 Lifestyle News
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PINEHURST, N.C., July 2, 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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Hip dysplasia is a

painful and debilitating condition. It is marked by difficulty in movements, a reluctance to exercise, limping, and persistent licking and chewing of the area in pain. Hip dysplasia can be treated through the use of supplements such as glucosamine, physical therapy, and, in extreme cases, surgery may be an option. Targeted pulsed electromagnetic field technology, through the use of the Assisi Loop, is a highly effective clinical treatment for hip dysplasia as well. In order to better understand hip dysplasia, Assisi Animal Health shares 3 causes of the condition.

1.    Genetic disposition. Hip dysplasia is a genetic condition which is more common in select breeds, such as Maine Coons, though it can impact any breed of cat. The condition is an inherited malformation of the ball and socket joint that connects to the thigh bone. In cats with hip dysplasia, the ball and socket are loose and lack the proper alignment, causing grinding and difficulty in mobility.

2.    Obesity. Obesity also plays a causative role in the development of hip dysplasia. Extra weight significantly increases pressure on the hip and its joints, increasing friction and wear and tear to the joint. If a cat continues to gain weight and further stress the joints, obesity can act as a catalyst for the onset and development of hip dysplasia.

3.      Improper Nutrients. Cats who do not have enough proper nutrients, such as B12 and Iron, may be more prone to experience the onset of hip dysplasia. High calorie and high carbohydrate diets, especially when consumed by a kitten that is still growing, can accelerate the onset of the condition. It is essential to provide a well-balanced diet full of vital nutrients.

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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