Last Updated on: June 11, 2015 by Ingrid King

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Cats are masters at hiding pain. By the time a cat guardian recognizes that a cat is painful, chronic pain may already have 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.

While there are conventional pain medications that can help control feline pain, most come with considerable risk and negative side effects. The Assisi Loop provides safe and effective pain relief without adverse effects.

How does the Assisi Loop work?

The Assisi Loop features targeted pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (tPEMF™). This modality was first studied in the 1970s and is FDA-cleared for use in humans. It uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms to help relieve pain and swelling. For a detailed explanation of the technology, please visit the Assisi Animal Health website.

Assisi Animal Health found that this technology works especially well on feline arthritis. It is a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive treatment. Cats tolerate it much better than many medications. Not only that, but a lot of 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.

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Treatment couldn’t be easier: simply place the Loop on or near your cat while she is resting! As Shakespurr in the photo above demonstrates, Loop time is relaxation time! Shakespurr is being treated for nerve pain.

Happy Assisi Loop customers

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The Loop’s most famous feline customer is Lil BUB, who has a rare condition called osteopetrosis. It causes her bones to become overly brittle and dense, prone to pain and breakage.BUB had already achieved internet stardom when she began to lose mobility and soon was hardly able to walk. Her “dude,” Mike Bridavsky, was worried that she might have to be euthanized. Thankfully, a fan came forward and told Mike about the Loop. He began using the Loop and was shocked by the improvement in BUB. Now, after two years (as of this writing), BUB has gone from being practically immobile to playing, running, jumping, and climbing the stairs with ease.

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As cats age, they often develop arthritis, but it can be hard to tell when they are in pain. Thankfully, 18-year-old Maine Coon Autumn’s guardian Ellen was very tuned-in to her cat’s needs, and was able to tell that Autumn needed some help. Ellen took her to the vet, where she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. After using the Loop, Ellen could see a difference in the way Autumn was walking. She improved quickly, and while she still gets physical therapy and pain medication, she is much more comfortable with the Loop than she would be without it.

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Pixie was 15 1/2 years old with a number of problems including an ongoing upper respiratory condition. Her vet initially prescribed the Loop for an anal gland abscess because of the Loop’s effect on wound healing and reduction of inflammation. Since Pixie’s guardians reported that her ability to jump had been greatly reduced for over a year, her vet took radiographs. They showed significant bilateral hip arthritis and lumbosacral spondylosis which can cause pain and reduced mobility of the lumbar spine. Pixie’s vet prescribed the Loop to be used for 15 minutes every 8 hours to help with wound healing. After a few days, her appetite improved, and after two weeks, the abscess had healed. She was also more active than she had been long before the anal gland abscess. Pixie’s guardian continues to use the Loop as part of her regular pain management.

For more information about the Assisi Loop, please visit AssisiAnimalHealth.com.

Enter to win an Assisi Loop for Your Cat

Please note that the Assisi Loop requires a prescription from a veterinarian.
Winner will need to provide a prescription in order to claim their prize.

For up to seven ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only, and ends Thursday, June 11. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*. BUB not included.

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FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health, which means that I was paid to feature this content. Regardless of payment received, you will never see products or services featured on this site that I don’t approve of.

Photos of Lil BUB ©Mike Bridavsky, used with permission. All other photos via Assisi Animal Health, used with permission.