Assisi Animal Health shares Common Symptoms of Hip Dysplasia in Canines

Friday, July 22, 2016 Lifestyle News
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PINEHURST, N.C., July 22, 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 condition caused by an abnormal joint structure along with muscle, tissue, and ligament laxity which impacts joint support. . If signs of hip dysplasia are present, it is important to contact a veterinarian to decide on the best course of treatment.  Assisi Animal Health shares some common signs to look for that could mean your dog is suffering from hip dysplasia.

When afflicted with hip dysplasia, your dog may exhibit reduced  activity, reluctance to place any weight on the hind legs, and an unwillingness to climb stairs. You should also look for resistance in full extension of rear legs or any signs of stiffness. Difficulty getting up, limping and avoidance of daily exercise are also associated with hip dysplasia. Symptoms may present themselves as early as 5 months old, but typically begin to show in the middle to later years of a dog's life. Be aware of changes in your dog's behavior and, if applicable, start treatment as early as possible.

Hip dysplasia in dogs, while challenging, can be treated through a variety of means. Treatments range from oral supplements, such as glucosamine and chondroitin, to anti-inflammatory drugs to hip replacement surgery. Massage and physical therapy can also be used to strengthen your pet's joints. It is  important to control your dog's body weight to avoid stress his or her joints. The Assisi Loop's, targeted electromagnetic field therapy device  is an effective treatment and is used at home or in a veterinarian's office. The Loop works to reduce pain and swelling in the joint, helping the dog to regain mobility.

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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