Assisi Animal Health Discusses How To Keep Agility Dogs Healthy

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Assisi Animal Health Discusses How To Keep Agility Dogs Healthy

Assisi Animal Health, developer of the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that can be used as pain relief for cats and dogs, discusses how to maintain the health of your agility dog.

Competitive Canine Agility, a sport in which a dog is directed by its handler through a series of obstacle courses, has emerged as a popular activity for pet owners around the world. Similar to human sports, dogs can incur inflammation in chronic problem areas. Here are a few ways that pet owners can maintain proper health while competing with their dog.

Provide a healthy diet – Dogs must be kept in top shape to ensure high performance at events. Without the regulation of diet, excess weight may put stress on your canine's joints and ligaments, which could lead to injuries. Monitor your dog's caloric intake and adjust the amount as needed to maintain healthy body weight. And don't forget the importance of water. For questions about your canine's ideal weight and a potential exercise plan to enhance your competitive edge, contact your veterinary professional.

Ease into the exercise process – If you plan to embark on lengthy activities, such as running a long distance with your dog, be sure to warm up first. Begin your routine with a slow trot or jog to warm up your dog's muscles to help prevent injury.

Watch behavior after working out – It is imperative that pet owners keep a close eye on their pet's behavior following extreme exercise. Watch out for irregular stiffness as they sit down or stand up, as well as the shifting of weight on their legs. Carefully rub your dog's muscles and joints to check for unusual lumps or pain spots. If anything appears unusual, contact your veterinary professional and arrange for a visit.

Allow time for rest and recovery – In the event of an injury, plan on plenty of rest, allowing for a full recovery before resuming activities.

When addressing pain and inflammation, ask your vet about the Assisi Loop®.

Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care®—the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and inflammation, and to enhance recovery.

Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 866-830-7342,

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