This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health*

In 2015, Cabo was surrendered to the animal shelter at the estimated age of about 12 after being rescued from a hoarding situation. He was in rough shape. He only weighed about 8 pounds, had no teeth, and had a range of physical ailments from a matted coat to an upper respiratory infection.

He was transferred from the animal shelter to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University to participate in a trial to treat his respiratory infection. Neither traditional antiviral or antibiotic drugs nor alternative treatments worked.


Cabo lucked out when Dr. Elena Contreras, DVM, PhD decided to first foster and then adopt Cabo after caring for him at the teaching hospital. Poor Cabo was dealing with multiple unresolved medical issues. In addition to chronic rhinosinusitis, he also had chronic otitis. Both his ears and his nose were inflamed, giving him what Dr. Contreras lovingly began referring to as his “skull ‘o’ inflammation.”


Dr. Contreras learned about the Assisi Loop at the 2017 American Association of Feline Practitioners conference. “I had long been wanting to trial laser therapy and acupuncture for Cabo’s skull o’ inflammation,” she said.

“The Loop has provided relief from the severity of the clinical signs of his chronis sinusitis and otitis without the need for additional medication,” she said.


For a detailed account of how Dr. Contreras used the Loop and Loop Lounge on Cabo, please visit the Assisi Animal Health blog.


Cabo also has chronic kidney disease

Cabo has had a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease for well over a year now.  At a minimum, he is 15 years old, but could easily be much older. “He should be very arthritic, thin, and with a lot of muscle wasting,” says Dr. Contreras. “Instead… he’s been receiving Assisi Lounge treatments every day, and look at him go! He’s playful, RUNS at top speed EVERY evening while playing with and tossing around his toys, and… he still has a great appetite and is actually chubby!” Dr. Contreras is amazed at how well the Assisi Loop and Lounge have worked for Cabo. “It’s incredible,” she says. “Everyone who knew him back when we first met him in 2015 is shocked at how amazing he looks and acts now. And I have to attribute that, at least in part, to the Assisi Loop and Lounge.” Despite his age and concurrent diseases, “he’s more spry and playful and lively than he was 5 years ago!”


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.

The Assisi Loop Lounge Therapy Pad


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 or contact Assisi Animal Health at, 866-830-7342.

*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.

5 Comments on How the Assisi Loop Helps Cabo With Chronic Rinosinusitis and Kidney Disease

  1. So happy the Loop has helped Cabo….like it has so many others! The Assisi Loop and Lounge are the best treatments ever and the best thing besides that they work, is that they are non-invasive and doesn’t both the cat….I know it didn’t bother my Pumpkin when she got her treatments.

  2. Hi,
    I have purchased the Loop.
    Does it really matter which size you buy? I had originally purchased the small one and I exchanged it for the larger one.
    I have a feline with rhinitis / sinusitis / renal failure , and now has hypertension and has just had 2 detached retinas. On blood pressure med and eye drops .

  3. I hope more cat guardians will consider the Assis Loop products for their cats. I offer 2-3 sessions a day for my cats and they enjoy the treatments. Great for so many conditions and so easy to use at home. Some may be put off by the initial price but if you look at the cost per treatment and compare to other medical care I think it is a good investment.

  4. I have dreamed of one of these. Doing TNR out of pocket gets so expensive and there are always former house cats who are abandoned and I end up taking them in so many with medical problems. I am so impressed with what people say about this loop!

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