This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health*
We’ve featured numerous stories of how the Assisi Loop has helped cats with multiple condition. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Pumpkin, who has shown remarkable improvement after her human Jackie won a Loop in one of our giveaways.
Pumpkin’s symptoms, diagnosis and conventional treatments
Early last year, 15-year-old Pumpkin began throwing up more frequently and started pooping outside of the litter box. X-rays showed no blockages or constipation. She was put on antibiotics. When there was no improvement, she had an abdominal ultrasound in early May. It showed thickening of the intestine and Pumpkin was started on Prednisolone.
Pumpkin would still poop outside the box. She was still throwing up frequently, although her appetite was okay. She was eating, but losing weight.
In late August of 2017, Jackie and her cats moved from Long Island, NY to Arizona. Once everyone was settled in, Jackie made an appointment with her new vet in October.
She had all new tests run. Pumpkin was diagnosed with small cell Lymphoma. She was given a number of different medications: steroids, appetite stimulants, potassium, pain medications, and finally, oral chemotherapy. “None of it worked,” said Jackie. “The steroids and chemo had Pumpkin foaming at the mouth.” During all this time, she was not doing better and continued to lose weight. “I would put baby food on top of her food to entice her to eat as she loved that,” said Jackie.
At that point, “Pumpkin was running away from me and looked awful,” said Jackie. “Fur coming out in clumps, she wasn’t grooming like normal and still losing weight.” That’s when Jackie decided to stop all medications and focus on quality of life rather than quantity.
Enter the Assisi Loop
“Then the chance to win the Assisi Loop came along just as Pumpkin’s kidney numbers were going up and I needed to start giving her fluids,” says Jackie. Jackie began using the Loop in September 2018.
Pumpkin wouldn’t always lie still for her treatment, “so I would sit with her for her treatment and make sure the Loop stayed on,” says Jackie. “She still will get up and go in circles for awhile and then lie back down, but she does fine with it and it doesn’t seem to bother her.” Jackie gives Pumpkin two 15 minute treatments a day.
The only other treatment Pumpkin currently receives are subcutaneous fluid. “I give Pumpkin is 100 ml of fluids twice a week for her kidneys. Bloodwork run at Pumpkin’s last vet appointment at the end of October showed that her numbers were stable.
Best of all, Pumpkin has gained weight. “From late 2016 until I started using the Assisi Loop Pumpkin’s weight kept dropping,” said Jackie. “She went from 12.4 lbs down to 7.6 lbs.” In just four months of using the Loop, Pumpkin’s weight went from her low of 7.6 lbs up to 8.3 lbs.
“Pumpkin’s appetite is great,” says Jackie. “She is no longer fussy and is always waiting for meals and will ask for food/treats etc. She will throw up occasionally but she also gobbles food…and the throwing up is nothing like before!” Pumpkin’s fur is smooth, soft and shiny again and no longer coming out in clumps. “It no longer looks like ‘shingle fur’,” says Jackie. Pumpkin is grooming herself normally again.
She has been jumping up on tables and is able to get down on her own. She is no longer hiding. “She is looking out the door and windows enjoying the sun, and she started meowing to me again,” adds Jackie. “She also moves around the house and overall looks so comfy!”
Pumpkin’s veterinarian, Dr. Christine Stevenson of Pinnacle Peak Animal Hospital was very skeptical about the Assisi Loop. Being Western medicine trained and oriented, Dr. Stevenson was not convinced that the Loop could work, and given Pumpkin’s multiple health issues, she was concerned, but was willing to prescribe the Loop. “Pumpkin has done remarkably well and she looks so great,” said Dr. Stevenson. “I’m pleased with the last round of blood tests and consider Pumpkin stable at this time. She now has good quality of life.”
How the Assisi Loop Works
The Assisi Loop, created by Assisi Animal Health, is a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive device provides targeted pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (tPEMF™). 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. This therapy can benefits cats with pain associated with arthritis, pancreatitis, wounds, or post-surgical swelling as well as many inflammatory conditions. The Loop 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.
Also available: the Assisi Loop Lounge
Featuring the same pain control of the Loop via targeted pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (tPEMF™,) the Loop Lounge™ is the only therapeutic pet bed backed by scientific research. Click here to read more about the Assisi Loop Lounge.
For more information about how the Assisi Loop or the Assisi Loop Lounge could help your cat, visit http://www.assisianimalhealth.com or contact Assisi Animal Health at firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-830-7342.
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