Assisi Loop Review – Does It Work to Manage Pain for Dogs?

Assisi Loop 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.

Assisi Loop review – how does the Assisi Loop work?

Assisi Loop from Assisi Animal Health

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.

Some additional benefits to using the Loop:

  • 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

The Assisi Loop review

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.

My black Lab Ace with the Assisi Loop - Assisi Loop review

How to use the Assisi Loop

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.

Assisi Loop – where to buy

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.

How you can win an Assisi Loop for your pet

Assisi Loop review - Here is a Boxer dog wearing the Assisi Loop

Assisi Animal Health is giving away one FREE Loop to one reader of That Mutt.

*This giveaway has ended.

To enter:

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.

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

37 thoughts on “Assisi Loop Review – Does It Work to Manage Pain for Dogs?”

  1. My 7 y.o. Golden has severe elbow dysplasia. She had two surgeries before she was one year old. The elbow has such extensive arthritis that they think she may be lame within the next couple years (they actually can’t believe she’s still mobile now). She’s recently had cancer surgery and has an open draining wound so she can’t do the hydrography that she had previously done in an effort to alleviate some of the pain and keep her joints mobile. I’m trying everything I can to keep her comfortable and mobile for as long as possible. She’s just too young to be suffering from arthritis this bad! I’ve heard great things about the Assisi Loop but have a hard time spending that much money just to try it out without knowing if it will help. I have insurance but they have informed me that it is not covered, even if it is prescribed. If I could win one in this contest and it gives her some relief, I will be able to feel secure in spending the money to buy replacements in the future–because she’s going to live a long, happy life!

      1. It’s a waste of money. My dog has been on it for three weeks for arthritis in her right elbow and there has been absolutely no change in her pain, zero, none, nothing.

  2. My 2 yo yellow lab has already had surgery on his Achilles tendon and his shoulder, both times after freak accidents (one in a dog park!!!) and it’s so hard to see such a young, perfectly healthy otherwise dog lose some mobility. We would love to use this to decrease some of his inflammation and hopefully return him to full form! My vet has discussed therapeutic lasers and EM therapy as options so I know obtaining the RX would not be difficult!

    1. Lindsay Stordahl

      Aww, poor guy. Yes, I’m sure his vet would be happy to prescribe the Loop. That must be hard that such a young dog isn’t able to run around as much as he’d like.

  3. the other comments seem to be in greater immediate need…however, I am totally into holistic healing for myself and my fur kids. they are truly my children. I am able to experience a PEMF system myself right now and they were with me once. THEY LOVED IT. Mia acted like a puppy again and even gave kisses….which she never does. I do not have the availability of that machine which costs $10,000 for them again. When I saw this I knew I had to have one. None of the vets in my area are listed as provided. How can I get one.

    1. Lindsay Stordahl

      My vet hadn’t heard of the Loop either, but Assisi Animal Health send me a couple of documents with info on talking with your vet. These were really helpful to me. Would you like me to email them to you? For further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the customer service number or email listed on Assisi’s web site. The team there is very helpful and understanding.

  4. I’m using the loop now on two of my dogs. I have it on a trial basis from our rehab therapist. Dogs tolerate it very well – it seems to relax them. One dog has severe OA in his wrist (and he’s a big boy so this is bad) and the other has arthritis causing weakness in his rear legs. We just started the treatments so it is too soon to see results but we are hopeful!

  5. My weimaraner Dozer is 13 and a half and has been experiencing weakness and pain in his low back area for some time. He receives chiropractic treatment to keep him stable but I would love to try the loop to see if it can give him some relief and help him to remain active and mobile for as long as possible. I would prefer not to give him pain meds as his liver values are elevated. This seems like a great option. Thank you!

  6. Our 12 year old Norwegian Elkhound mix, Gromit, is slowing down in his old age. His shoulders and hips still bother him a lot from arthritis from various tweaks and injuries when he was younger. Our vet is trying to keep him off the prescription medicine as long as we can, so we give him a lot of supplements… I’d love to try one of these out to see if they help his old joints!

  7. Update: I have been using the loop on loan from my dog’s rehab therapist since Monday. It’s easy to use and the dogs seem to enjoy it. I’m using it on 2 dogs – a 10 yr old Irish Wolfhound X with severe OA in his wrist and a 13 year old Eng. Setter X (big boy, weighs 96lbs) with hip and knee issues. I have seen significant improvement in both dogs’ mobility since I started using the loop. I will definitely be buying one of these!

  8. I have a 12 year old girl that has a shoulder injury that gives her problems. My 10 year old boy has a bad elbow. I am treating both with medication and supplements. When I saw the “loop” advertised for the first time a few weeks ago I thought it might be a great alternative to the medication. I look forward to reading more comments from people that use the “loop”. If the results are good I would love to try it on my dogs.

      1. Hi I just finish watching the videos and reading up on the loop and can’t help to think this product would be very useful in homeless animal shelters it would save a lot of money on pain medication and could be used on more then one animal the only downfall is it stops working after 150 15 mins treatments but from past experience working at animal shelters I think this product would be a great thing to try

  9. I got my ~90lbs GSD mix a couple years ago when she was 13.5. She has had a bad shoulder for years. Only recently found out that it is tendonitis on top of arthritis. Anyway, decided to try the loop as it was the same cost as 2.5 acupuncture treatments. I used it on her 2x a day for a few weeks at least. Unfortunately, I can’t say that I noticed any significant improvement. I also tried it on myself, as i have chronic hamstring tendonitis. At first I thought maybe it was helping, but it wasn’t
    I’ve recently pulled the loop out of retirement to try again on my (now 16 y/o) dog. Was hoping that knowing the exact location/source of her pain would help in optimal placement of the loop. Again, i can’t really say I’ve seen a difference. I will keep using it until it stops, but not sure I would recommend it.
    Medical marijuana, on the other hand, has made quite a difference for my dog. When nothing else seemed to help (steroid, tramadol, etc) I figured it was worth a try, and it really does help. But that’s something else and not the topic here.

  10. My German Shepherd, Albert, might really benefit from the Assisi Loop. Let me know if you are still offering this for trial use. He is a former Seeing Eye program dog who deserves comfort in old age.

  11. Donna cumberledge

    Just started the loop on my 11 year old lab mix. I seems to help but its only been 7 days and she is given 4 treatments a day

  12. Kelli Patterson

    I have a 1 year old saint bernard. She was diagnosed at 6 months of severe hip dysplasia. With that, the vet gave her nsaids (Carprofen) in large amounts. Well, to make a long story short, she has kidney disease. I don’t know if it was due to the carprofen of if it is a genetic thing. But, I cannot use any pain relief pills on her. I have her on Adequan shots twice weekly, which are more than expensive. I do give her supplements as well. I am thinking of trying this loop with her. We have tried cold laser therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, as well as some swimming until it turned cold. Thank you for your review. I hope this could help my baby.

  13. Maria Helena Abrantes

    Good day,

    Please can you help tell me the price of Assisi Loop ‘
    I leave in Portugal _ Europe.

    Thank you very much

  14. My vets don’t know about it and won’t write a prescription for the Loop. There are 3 clinics that are about 100 miles from my home that use it. I would really like to find a way to get a prescription. I am taking info to my vet and my dog’s neurologist. I think I need more help, and as soon as possible.

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  17. Bella Luna has a heart of gold and she is highly intelligent. I’ve had her 9 years and they have been wonderful. Bella Luna is so affectionate, but recently I’ve noticed her limping and having problems getting up and walking. I took her to her vet and after reviewing her x-ray, they say that the spongy like material between two of her vertebrae in her lower back has deteriorated. She was prescribed pain medicine, but naturally it ran out and I’m not really comfortable with drugging her up all the time. I am seeking some alternative treatment because I can not comprehend putting her down. Which is what people are suggesting to me. I just cannot bring myself to do that, she deserves better. I am praying and I am hoping that this Assisi Loop works I am recently divorced and on my own now and money is very tight, but I am going to pull what I have together to purchase this product and I’m praying it works. If anybody has any suggestions for me I would deeply appreciate it, so will Bella Luna. Thank you

  18. Mary Angelini

    My 11 year old golden retriever and 4 year old springier spaniel mix both could benefit from this as my golden has back legs that are sore and weak and my springier mix has a stiff neck and a stiff gait. They would be so much more mobile and flexible with this unit!!!

  19. My Doxie just had major surgery with mammaries, lymph’s, uterus, and ovaries all removed. She is deeply medicated and on seizure meds as she normally takes those daily. I am wondering how the Assisi Loop could be used to help her.

  20. I have an English mastiff 5 yrs old with chronic pain that no one can tell me what is causing it. Has x-rays seen ortho specialist. She has trouble walking, stairs etc.. We Have her on Anti inflation drugs that now upset her stomach. She just lays around. Does not want to go outside I have to hand feed her she’s loosing weight. I hate giving her drugs and would really like to try the loop but have spent so much so far.

  21. marlene robinson

    I am presently trying the loop on loan from my vet. Also, trying it on myself to see the results.
    I think it would be beneficial and trust the vet that has suggested it. I would really like to purchase one but am retired and this is an important decision. He recently had some acupuncture with it and seemed to make an improvement. I think the theory behind this is good and I really think it would be helpful. We all love our animals and do not want to see them suffer and appreciate anything that makes life more comfortable for them….

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