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How the Assisi Loop Helps Doodie with Severe Chronic Immune Disease

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This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health

11-year-old Doodie came into Sue Marshall’s life five years ago. Sue had just arrived in the US from Australia, and since her work schedule was quite fluid, she wanted to find a shelter where she could volunteer during her free time. There was a photo of a gorgeous Siamese cat on the front desk. The special needs cat had been at the shelter for five years after being returned several times because her multiple illnesses were too much for adopters. “She looked so sad,” said Sue, “so I asked if I could foster her. At first, the shelter declined, as they were wary of letting her go home with just anyone. Sue persisted and returned again and again. Finally, the shelter agreed to a short term foster arrangement, and Sue took her home.Continue Reading

Giveaway: Enter to Win an Assisi Loop

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This giveaway is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health

Since cats are so good at hiding pain, it can be difficult for even the most dedicated cat parent to recognize. By the time pain become obvious, chronic pain may have already had a considerable impact on the cat’s quality of life. This can be especially true when it comes to arthritis, a degenerative joint disease that affects as many as 3 in 10 cats. Only 7% of cats with arthritis receive treatment for this often debilitating condition.Continue Reading

New from Assisi Animal Health: Free Webinars for Cat Parents, Shelters and Veterinary Professionals

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This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health*

Today’s post about Assisi Animal Health is a bit of a departure from what I usually cover: the innumerable benefits cats derive from using the Assisi Loop or Loop Lounge. From cats with arthritis, kidney disease, recovery from injuries and many inflammatory conditions such as cystitis, stomatitis and more, the success stories we’ve featured have been remarkable and sometimes nothing short of miraculous.Continue Reading

From Feral to Friendly: How the Assisi Loop Helped David Heal from an Injury

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This guest post by Dr. Elena Contreras, DVM, MS, PhD
is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health

I met an approximately 3 year old male, intact, “feral” cat on my first day working at a new job in a nonprofit spay/neuter clinic. He was an outdoor “feral” community cat that was trapped by a wonderful volunteer trapper and cat advocate. Although the trapper had assumed that the cat would be euthanized due to his injury and his poor condition, she brought him to the clinic hoping that we would be able to help him and treat him (and neuter him!). Continue Reading

Giveaway: Win an Assisi Loop To Help Your Cat Heal

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This giveaway is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health

Since cats are so good at hiding pain, it can be difficult for even the most dedicated cat parent to recognize. By the time pain become obvious, chronic pain may have already had a considerable impact on the cat’s quality of life. This can be especially true when it comes to arthritis, a degenerative joint disease that affects as many as 3 in 10 cats. Only 7% of cats with arthritis receive treatment for this often debilitating condition.Continue Reading

How the Assisi Loop Helped Formerly Feral Bob With a Leg Injury and Lymphoma

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This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health*

Bob showed up at Cindy Jones’ neighbor’s house in the foothills above San Diego one day. “He was definitely feral,” says Cindy, “but obviously he knew food could be found where humans were.” Since the neighbors had no interest in feeding a feral cat, she began to feed him daily. “It wasn’t long before he figured out that humans weren’t that bad – as long as they played by his rules.” During the two years of living next door, Bob learned that “humans were entertaining as well as a source of food.”Continue Reading

Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Colleran: How to Recognize and Treat Feline Arthritis

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This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health

Arthritis, a condition that affects as many as 1 in 3 adults, also affects cats. Feline arthritis is a degenerative joint disease. The cartilage within the joint is worn down, leading to inflammation, pain and decreased quality of life. As the condition progresses, the friction can wear down to the point where it damages the bones themselves. This kind of arthritis is most common and causes the most pain in the weight-bearing joints like the shoulders, hips, elbows, knees, and ankles.Continue Reading

Giveaway: Assisi Loop Lounge with Sleepypod Carrier

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This giveaway is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health

Pain management for cats has become easier than ever with the Assisi Loop Lounge therapy pad. Available in two sizes, with or without the Sleepypod Atom or Air carriers, these therapy pads  feature 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. And thanks to the incredible generosity of our sponsor, one lucky reader will win a therapy pad and carrier!Continue Reading

How the Assisi Loop Lounge Helps 18-Year-Old Kitty Girl with Arthritis and Kidney Disease

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This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health

When my dear friend Rita and her husband Rob came across a six-month old kitten who had just given birth in an Oklahoma City parking garage, they were not looking for another pet. After taking her to a vet to get her taken care of, they planned to find a good home for her. They named her Kitty Girl because they didn’t want to become too attached. However, as many of us know, the best laid plans don’t always pan out when it comes to cats. Kitty Girl fell in love with Rob. 18 years later, he is still her one and only love. For more about Kitty Girls history, read When You Get the Cat You Need, Not the Cat You Want, in Rita’s own words.Continue Reading