Last Updated on: July 15, 2020 by Ingrid King
This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health*
Stunningly beautiful 9-year-old Cleo, who shares her home with sisters Raya and Lucy and her human Angela, was first diagnosed with chronic bladder inflammation six years ago.
“She had several episodes of peeing outside the box several times a week,” said Angela. After ruling out the usual typical medical issues that can cause litter box avoidance, the vet initially thought Cleo might have bladder cancer, because her bladder was so inflamed. Thankfully, a biopsy confirmed otherwise. Cleo was started on steroids to reduce inflammation.
“Soon after starting steroids, I found a vet who had a laser,” said Angela. “She started laser therapy, as I didn’t want to keep her on steroids indefinitely.”
Using the Assisi Loop for Cleo
About three years ago, Cleo heard about the Assisi Loop from a good friend who had a vet friend who used the Loop in her practice. At that time, Cleo was getting laser treatments once or twice a week for a few weeks, as well as steroids for a week or so any time she had a flare up.
Angela started using the Loop twice a day for a week, and then once a day for a week or two. Cleo took to the Loop very quickly. “Cleo’s a pretty cool cat (pardon the pun!),” said Angela.”I buy the larger Loop so that when she’s sleeping I can just tuck it around her back half, and she keeps sleeping during the Loop’s 15 minute cycle.”
Angela uses the Loop once every other day for maintenance, but if Cleo has a bad flare up, which Angela defines as peeing outside the box more than once a week or peeing outside her box once a week for more than two weeks, she’ll get laser treatments once a week for three weeks, as well as daily Loop treatments while she’s getting the laser treatments. Angela continues to use the Loop once or twice a day for a week or two after the last laser session.
The time between flare ups has decreased once Angela started using the Loop. “Fewer laser treatments at the vet!” says Angela. Cleo used to need weekly laser treatments for three weeks at least every month or every six week. “Now we can sometimes go 3 to 4 months between laser sessions.”
Angela is grateful that she’s had three amazing, supportive vets helping her with Cleo. Her current vet (Angela moved so she couldn’t keep using the previous two vets) is very intrigued by the Loop. “I think I’m the first client whom she’s had to prescribe it for,” says Angela. “She’s been pleased that it seems to cut down on the laser sessions, and she has started to consider it for other clients on an as needed basis.”
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.
For more information about how the Loop could help your cat, visit http://www.assisianimalhealth.com or contact Assisi Animal Health at [email protected], 866-830-7342.
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Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.