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Intervertebral Disc Disease is notorious for striking low dogs with long backs (think dachshunds, basset hounds and corgis), but any breed and size of dog is susceptible. IVDD occurs when the cushiony discs between the vertebrae lose volume or slide out o…
There are a few treatments for IVDD, but none are guaranteed to fix the problem. Crate rest, steroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxers and alternative tre… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2018/05/ivdd-may-9-2018/
Not only is Lisa Woods a dedicated pet owner, but she's also a veterinary technician. So when her 10-year-old Shetland sheepdog Joey was having difficulty standing, particularly on hard surfaces, she knew his pain and weakness needed to be diagnosed and t…
Get the Loop Not only is Lisa Woods a dedicated pet owner, but she's also a veterinary technician. So when her 10-year-old Shetland sheepdog Joey was having difficulty standing, … http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2017/08/patient-spotlight-joey-sheltie-spondylosis/
Dr. Judy Korman talks with Assisi Animal Health about choosing and training AKC Agility dogs, and how she uses the Assisi Loop to keep them pain-free.
Get the Loop Assisi Animal Health is excited to share our recent conversation with Dr. Judy Korman, VMD, MBA A.K.A. Judy Wiltsek. Dr. Korman graduated from the University of Penn… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2016/12/expert-interview-dr-judy-korman-ownerhandler-agility-champion-skyla/
Assisi Animal Health speaks with owner / handler Kevin Grudem about how he uses the Loop to keep his dog Kimi healthy and pain-free amid the rigorous demands of competitive agility.
Introduction by Dr. Michelle Herlihy, one of Kimi's veterinarians:
In this day and age, I'm privileged and excited to say that half of my veterinary practice is based on canine s… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2016/11/assisi-loop-effective-tool-keep-agility-dogs-healthy/
Johnna Smith, DVM, on her patient Max Harris:
Max is a 7-year-old male neutered boxer that presented to me initially for alternative therapy for right hind limb weakness. Aft… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2016/10/how-loop-helped-max-boxer-degenerative-myelopathy/
When Rosie the Boston Terrier was attacked by another dog in a public market, her vet used the Assisi Loop to accelerate healing.
Get the Loop When a pet experiences a traumatic injury, immediate medical attention is always necessary - and when the Assisi Loop can be integrated as part of the response, the … http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2015/11/treating-post-trauma-assisi-loop/
Pogo, a 5-year-old Terrier mix, suffered from recurrent pancreatitis and internal inflammation. The Assisi Loop helped him heal!
Get the Loop Introduction by Pogo's veterinarian, Dr. Jaime Gonzalez, of Bear Creek Veterinary Alternatives
I'm happily surprised with Pogo's results. I really think the Assis… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2015/10/treating-pancreatitis-assisi-loop/
Assisi Animal Health offers some advice on keeping our canine companions happy and healthy this 4th of July, sometimes regarded as the most dangerous holiday for pets.
Get the Loop It’s common knowledge in the animal rescue community that July 5th is often the busiest day at any given animal shelter. This is a result of dogs, scared of firework… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2015/07/keep-your-dog-happy-and-safe-independence-day/
When Bella was injured by another dog in the park and had decreased function in her hind legs, her owner Carrie used the Assisi Loop to help get her back in shape.
Get the Loop As one of America’s most popular dogs, the Golden Retriever has fans far and wide for its kind temperament, eagerness to learn, and good looks. Carrie Johnston of Va… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2015/02/patient-spotlight-improved-mobility-after-injury/
For the month of February, Assisi celebrates agility dogs - and offers a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical pain management and healing solution for all the injuries a sport dog might face.
Get the Loop During the month of February, Assisi Animal Health celebrates the dog sport of Agility. In what is essentially a canine obstacle course, humans direct their dog thro… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2015/02/assisi-celebrates-agility-dogs-february1/
Fred's a spritely 17-year-young terrier from Colorado, whose owner Kris uses the Loop to manage his arthritis pain.
Get the Loop It’s a typical pet problem; maybe you notice a little limp, or your pet has some trouble getting out of bed after a nap, or your animal just isn’t as active as he or… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2015/01/patient-spotlight-managing-arthritis-pain-fred-17-year-old-terrier/
Lisa of wiggleless.com gives readers the basics of caring for a dog with intervertebral disc disease.
Assisi Animal Health values other products that aid in your pet's well-being, and one of those products is the Wiggleless back brace. With stainless steel supports, the Wiggleless… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2014/12/ivdd-and-your-dog-basics-caring-bad-back/
Beth Taylor of The Puddle Aquafitness and Nutrition offers the basics of canine nutrition in a detailed but digestible (pun intended) guest blog.
Get the Loop Beth Taylor of The Puddle Aquafitness and Nutrition in South Elgin, IL, is passionate about dogs - everything from water massage to nutritional counseling falls unde… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2014/11/improve-diet-improve-life-guest-blog-beth-taylor-see-more-httpwwwassisianimalhealthcomblog201411improve-diet-improve-life-guest/
Aspirin can be given to dogs in small doses, but to avoid risky side-effects, we offer a few alternatives for pain relief.
When a dog is in pain, most owners would do just about anything to make them feel better. For a human ache, one of the first things we do is reach for a bottle of Aspirin – but wh… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2014/10/alternatives-aspirin-dogs/
Find some simple solutions to the question, "What can I give my dog for pain?"
Get the Loop Whether it’s due to a limp or a cut, at some point, all pet owners will inevitably find themselves asking, “What can I give my dog for pain?”
The first thing all … http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2014/10/what-can-i-give-my-dog-pain/
Mila, an accomplished agility dog, injured herself three weeks before a big competition - and was brought back to health with the help of the Assisi Loop.
Get the Loop There are few things more thrilling than watching a dog fly through an agility course, and the fast-paced sport is exactly how trainer Shannon Malmberg and her dog M… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2014/10/patient-spotlight-treating-muscle-injury-agility-dog/
Get the Loop One of the scariest diagnoses that a pet owner can hear is that their dog or horse has Wobblers Syndrome. Technically known as Cervical Spondylomyelopathy or a few … http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2014/09/wobblers-disease-basics-tpemf-treatment/
Get the Loop For a dog to shake his head on occasion is quite normal – maybe he gets a tickle in his ear, a drop of water on his head, or he is playing with another dog and they … http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2014/08/why-my-dog-shaking-his-head/
Get the Loop The Assisi Loop is an effective treatment for arthritis in dogs, cats, and horses. We have published several blog posts about this. We also have an excellent overv… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2014/07/treating-long-term-chronic-arthritis-assisi-loop/
Surgery is kind of a big deal. Even some non-invasive procedures, such as an MRI and ultrasound, still require full anesthesia, and it’s never fun waking up from that induced slum… http://www.assisianimalhealth.com/blog/2014/06/why-wont-my-dog-eat-after-surgery/
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