How the Assisi Loop Helped a Kitten Heal from Multiple Injuries

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This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health*

When your cat is extremely ill or in pain, there’s probably nothing you wouldn’t try to get him or her to stop hurting. Unfortunately, treating pain in cats is often challenging. For starters, cats are masters at masking pain. Then, once pain is diagnosed, there are very few medications that are approved for long-term use in cats that don’t also carry some serious risks.

As an alternative to pharmaceuticals, many cat owners have turned to non-drug modalities like Reiki and acupuncture. Another therapy that is garnering more widespread use is targeted pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (tPEMF™). This therapy can benefits cats with pain associated with arthritis, pancreatitis, wounds, or post-surgical swelling as well as many inflammatory conditions.

What is targeted pulsed electromagnetic field therapy?

tPEMF, which was first studied in the 1970s and is FDA-cleared for use in humans, uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms to help relieve pain and swelling. Assisi Animal Health created the Assisi Loop, a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive device that is well tolerated by most cats. In fact, many cats really enjoy receiving Loop treatments. Because the Loop stimulates the body’s own healing process, rather than introducing a new substance (like a medication), even a sensitive cat body can handle it easily.

The Loop’s most famous feline patient

Lil-BUB

The Loop’s most famous patient is Lil BUB. BUB was born with several genetic mutations, including a shorter lower jaw and no teeth. She also has dwarfism, which means she will stay kitten-sized for her entire life, and she is the only cat in recorded history born with a rare bone condition called “osteopetrosis”. When BUB began to lose mobility and soon was hardly able to walk, her “dude,” Mike Bridavsky, was worried that she might have to be euthanized. Mike heard about the Loop from a fan, and was shocked by the improvement in BUB after he began using it. Now, BUB has gone from being practically immobile to playing, running, jumping, and climbing the stairs.

How the Loop helped Moe Cubby after he was hit by a car

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Eight-week-old foster kitten Moe Cubby was hit by a car early last November. He sustained a badly broken pelvis, a narrowing of the pelvic canal, and nerve damage to one leg. Moe Cubby had surgery to piece his pelvis back together. He received pain medication and antibiotics, and he was put on cage rest for about six weeks. Moe Cubby’s guardian, Kelley Peters,  began using the loop right after his surgery. Within four days, she saw progress. Moe Cubby was brighter and more alert. He wasn’t as painful. The visible injuries showed improvements with less inflammation and visible healing. Two weeks after the surgery, the nerve damage in his leg improved. The visible wounds were nearly healed. Even though not fully recovered, his gait improved, he was using the litter box, and was purring and playing again.

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“Early during recovery, I used the Loop about eight times a day,” said Kelley. “Now that his condition has so markedly improved, we’re on a maintenance schedule of about four times a day.” After three weeks, Moe Cubby was allowed supervised time outside of his cage so he could start using his leg. Kelley used play therapy as a means to naturally strengthen the muscles and increase range of motion in his injured leg.

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Moe Cubby enjoyed his sessions with the Loop. “He’s not bothered by the Loop at all,” said Kelley. “I placed it on or under him as he was resting.”

A Happy Ending for Moe Cubby

Two weeks ago, Kelley contacted me to tell me that Moe Cubby found his forever home!

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For more information about how the Loop could help your cat, visit http://www.assisianimalhealth.com or contact Assisi Animal Health at info@assisianimalhealth.com, 866-830-7342.

Coming in February:
We’re giving away an Assisi Loop to one lucky reader!

*FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, which means that I was compensated to feature this content. Regardless of payment received, you will only see products or services featured on this site that I believe are of interest to our readers.

7 Comments on How the Assisi Loop Helped a Kitten Heal from Multiple Injuries

  1. Casey
    January 17, 2017 at 2:10 am (5 months ago)

    Nancy, I have a cat with hyperesthesia and what we’ve found works best for her is diet. We got all grains out of her life and found foods that she wasn’t sensitive to. Her hyperesthesia episodes are much, much reduced and they are also shorter in duration and less intense. We do still have to avoid triggers (she can’t go out in the outdoor enclosure on breezy days – wind is a biggie for her), but her quality of life is great! You may want to look into a Nutriscan allergy test by Hemopet. You can order one online and do it yourself at home (if your cat is cooperative enough or you have someone to help you – they have demonstration videos to show you how to collect the saliva) and get the results emailed back to you. Finding out which foods a cat is sensitive to can be a big help.

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    • Nancy
      January 17, 2017 at 2:40 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Casey! I’ve only had this cat for a few months so I’m still trying to figure out her triggers. I have put her on grain free wet and dry food but her episodes are still so varied in frequency, duration and intensity that I haven’t been able to see a pattern. I’m constantly trying to figure out what sets her off such as TV noise or one of my other cats but I’ve been unsuccessful so far. I can temporarily distract her with the laser pointer on the ceiling and walls but it’s very temporary. I’m surprised that it’s called a rare syndrome on some websites as I’ve read posts from a lot of cat owners struggling to find help with Hyperesthesia. I will look into the allergy test…..thanks for your suggestion! I am open to trying anything to give her relief. It disturbs my husband so much he has to leave the room sometimes because he feels so bad for her and occasionally she bites her tail so hard that she cries out loud enough that my other cats stop in their tracks. Thanks again for your help. I’m glad you’ve found a way to get somewhat of a handle on your cat’s Hyperesthesia and I hope to have my own small success story one of these days.

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  2. Natalie
    January 16, 2017 at 11:02 pm (5 months ago)

    I love your site and find your posts and comments really helpful even all the way down under in Australia. The Assisi Loop sounds fabulous, thank you for publishing as I am certain it will be able to benefit cats all around the world. Publication of these new products helps everyone gain knowledge so that we can provide cats with the best possible help when they are ill or in pain. Thank you so very sincerely.

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    • Ingrid
      January 17, 2017 at 6:11 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you for your kind words about our site, Natalie!

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  3. Nancy
    January 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm (5 months ago)

    I’ve adopted a very young cat with feline Hyperesthesia. Her “episodes” vary in frequency and duration and I’m wondering if anyone has used the loop to calm a cat with this condition. There is limited information and opinion about the causes of Hyperesthesia and therefore very few treatment options.

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  4. Susan rogers
    January 16, 2017 at 11:55 am (5 months ago)

    Is this available for their owners?

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  5. Janine
    January 16, 2017 at 9:15 am (5 months ago)

    I am glad you posted this. I have an older cat that i worry about as he seems to have some difficulties lately.

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