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Assisi Animal Health Offers 4 Summer Health Tips for Dog Owners.

PINEHURST, N.C., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health is the developer of the Assisi Loop[sup.TM], an effective non-pharmaceutical and anti-inflammatory device (NPAID). The Loop is a PEMF therapy for dogs that can help cure chronic wounds and treat a range of debilitating medical conditions including wobblers, IVDD and lumbar stenosis.

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[[para]]Currently, canine influenza is infecting dogs in the Midwest, dogs are spreading the flu to humans, and several horror stories abound this spring. Assisi Animal Health offers four health tips to keep your dogs safe this summer:[[/para]]

1. Monitor Your Dog's Weight

Most animals put on weight during the colder months, and because fewer owners walk their dogs in winter, this applies to canines, as well. Owners should monitor their dog's weight, activity levels and food consumption, as changes in these habits are among the first indicators of illness.

Overweight dogs are at risk of obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes. Veterinarians recommend taking your dogs for frequent walks to help shed excess pounds. A few extra walks a week significantly influences their lifestyle and boosts their health. Apples and carrots are healthy snack options, and owners should make the effort to reduce treats that contribute to weight gain.

2. Check Your Dog's Skin

Dogs with seasonal allergies shred themselves trying to scratch their itchy skin, which may cause skin irritations and infections. In some cases of illness, skin problems indicate underlying health issues, but the majority of cases involve allergens, including allergic reactions to fleabites.

If your dog is prone to skin problems, consult your veterinarian. Special shampoos, anti-inflammatories and antihistamines typically treat seasonal allergies, but if left untreated, the infection and inflammation may weaken your dog's immune system and make him or her vulnerable to disease.

Grooming promotes skin health. Dogs with dry paws benefit from moisturizing salves, and shaving or brushing will resolve coat problems, such as matting, which often causes hot spots.

3. Be Alert Outdoors

Dogs are scavengers and most eat whatever they find outdoors. Decaying plant matter and discarded food causes gastrointestinal problems in dogs and may lead to gastroenteritis, impaction, a significantly upset stomach or an intestinal blockage from indigestible objects.

Additionally, owners in Midwestern states should keep their dogs away from other animals in order to prevent the current flu epidemic from spreading further. The same rule applies to unvaccinated dogs or those with health problems that affect their ability to interact safely with other dogs.

4. Control Parasites

Heartworm disease is highly contagious among canines, and it usually begins with a mosquito bite. Treatments for heartworm are effective, safe and help prevent the disease from transferring between dogs. Additionally, owners should deworm their dogs for intestinal parasites.

Fleas and ticks pose major problems in the United States, but effective products are available at your local veterinarian. Fleas contaminate an entire household within a few months, and ticks can spread terrible diseases to both you and your dog, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care[sup.TM] - 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 swelling, and to enhance recovery.

The Assisi Loop. Proven Science. Positive Results.[sup.TM]

For more information, visit our website: www.assisianimalhealth.com.

Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 1-866-830-7342, kaysie.dannemiller@assisianimalhealth.com

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