Can I use the Assisi Loop® to treat canine anxiety?

The tPEMF™ signal in the Assisi Loop and in Calmer Canine® differ in some fundamental ways. Assisi has optimized the tPEMF signal in Calmer Canine and has tuned it to be effective in the treatment of anxiety in dogs. The Assisi Loop tPEMF signal is tuned to be effective in the treatment of pain and inflammation in animals. Assisi has created two different signals treating two different conditions in animals.
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Is there something like this to treat people?

The FDA has cleared PEMF therapy devices for use in people for a variety of conditions. Several companies offer PEMF therapy or similar electrical biomodulation technology to treat anxiety, depression and even ADHD in people.

Does it work on cats?

Assisi Animal Health has not yet investigated the possible uses of the Calmer Canine® tPEMF™ technology on cats, or other species of animal. Cats do, however, clearly experience signs of anxiety. Our plan is to conduct research on this use of the technology as well as potential uses in other species in the near future.

How can veterinarians stay involved in the treatment?

A web-based progress tracking app will be developed encouraging pet owners to document treatments and easily capture their dog’s behavioral changes. Reports will be easily shareable with professional health and training providers allowing them to stay connected to monitor treatment.

Can this device be used on more than one dog in the household?

Yes. Calmer Canine® can be used on multiple dogs. It is a battery-operated device and the battery will typically last for 4–6 weeks of treatment according to the recommended schedule. The battery is replaceable. Calmer Canine vests are available for purchase without the device, in case a different sized vest is needed for use on another dog in the household.

What is the return policy?

Calmer Canine® offers a 100% money back guarantee, you may return the product within 30 days for a refund.

Does it work only on dog separation anxiety?

Although designed specifically to help dogs with separation anxiety, Calmer Canine® may also help dogs with other anxieties and fears, such as thunder phobia, noise sensitivity, travel anxiety, general anxiety and situational anxiety.

What if the dog dislikes wearing anything on its body?

If the dog dislikes wearing any garment or dislikes the sound of Velcro, the therapy can be applied by holding the device in place with a hand in the position described in the User Manual. The Convenience Vest allows for hands-free delivery of the therapy, but it is not essential to achieve the benefits of treatment.

What results can be expected?

You can expect that the dog’s symptoms associated with anxiety will be reduced over time. In a study of dogs with separation anxiety, results achieved by using Calmer Canine® included, less barking, less panting, less pacing and more independence while at home as well as more time spent resting or playing while the owners were away.

How long until results are noticeable?

Results have been reported as soon as a few days after starting treatments. It is recommended that Calmer Canine® be used consecutively for four to six weeks, twice daily to achieve optimal results. Every dog is an individual and some dogs may benefit from treatment beyond six weeks.

How is Calmer Canine® used?

Calmer Canine® should be used twice a day for 15 minutes each time. Treatments should be spaced 8 to 10 hours apart. Owners simply put the easy to use vest on their dog, attach the device to the neck strap with the Velcro attachment and turn the device on to activate it. The Calmer Canine device will turn itself off after the 15-minute treatment is over. The vest is then removed and set aside until the next treatment.