Device uses electromagnetic field to reduce inflammation, speed healing and decrease pain
Note: I've partnered with Assisi Animal Health to bring you this post.
My 8-year-old dog Ace has been using a medical product called the Assisi Loop to reduce pain related to tendinitis in his shoulder. This product was developed by Assisi Animal Health and I was given a Loop to review.
The Loop uses a targeted pulsed electromagnetic field (tPEMF) to reduce inflammation and lower pain levels in dogs, cats and horses, according to Assisi Animal Health.
It is modeled after the human version of the product cleared by the FDA, according to Assisi. In addition to reducing inflammation and pain, it is used to help with healing after surgery, general wound healing and treatment for osteoarthritis.
According to its web site, the Loop increases nitric oxide production in the body to help speed the healing of skin, tendons, ligaments, bones or organs. It penetrates fur, bandages or casts.
More details on how the Loop works here.
More about the Assisi Loop
The Loop can be used as a standalone therapy or along with whatever treatment plan your pet's vet currently has in place. In order to obtain a Loop, you will need a prescription from a vet.
To use the Loop, you simply place it on our around the affected area and leave it in place for 15 minutes.
- It has no known side effects
- It offers at least 150 15-minute treatments
- Shuts off automatically after 15 minutes
- Makes no noise
- Can be used for dogs, cats and horses
- Displays a green, blinking light when on so you know it's working
My review – Does the Assisi Loop actually work?
Some people will naturally be skeptical of the Loop, and I can understand that. I choose to believe it makes a difference in lowering my dog's pain, but I can't prove this is true.
I've been using the Loop with Ace in addition to a glucosamine supplement. Since using the Loop with Ace, I have not re-ordered his prescription pain medication because he doesn't seem to need it.
For example, Ace played fetch and ran around at the dog beach for about 45 minutes recently. This would normally cause him to limp for a day or so, however I used the Loop with him right after we got home, and he did not limp afterwards.
In order to get the most benefit from the Loop, pet owners are generally encouraged to use the Loop three times per day for the first couple of weeks and then decrease to once a day or on an as-needed basis, according to Assisi.
Each situation is different, however, and the customer service team at Assisi is very helpful as far as answering any questions.
What's not so good about the Loop?
- Some pets may not want to sit still for the full 15-minute session.
- As with anything, the cost may be an issue at $269 per Loop (includes shipping and handling)
To become a believer in the Loop, you almost have to try it out and see for yourself. Unfortunately, most people can't afford to pay $269 “just to see.”
On the other hand, it does last for 150 15-minute sessions, which is about $1.75 per session depending on how long the battery lasts. And, depending on your dog's issue, it might allow you to stop ordering pain medication or other prescriptions.
Some pet insurance companies will also cover the Loop since it is a prescribed treatment, according to Assisi.
How you can win an Assisi Loop for your pet
*This giveaway has ended.
Just leave a comment on this post indicating why one of your pets could potentially benefit from the Loop.
In order to win, you must be 18 or older with a U.S. mailing address, and you will be required to obtain a prescription from your pet's vet prior to receiving the Loop. Assisi has resources available to help you do so.
The winner will be chosen at random on Monday Jan. 26.
If you would like to go ahead and order a Loop, you can start the process by filling out the form here or by calling customer service at 1-415-814-2460.
Do you have a pet that may benefit from the Loop? Let me know in the comments!
Note: I received compensation and a free Loop in exchange for writing a review. I obtained a prescription from Ace's vet prior to receiving the Loop. All images except for the photo of Ace are from AssisiAnimalHealth.com.