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Assisi Animal Health Discusses Tips for Introducing a New Cat to the Resident Dog

PINEHURST, N.C., April 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health, developer of the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that works as PEMF therapy for dogs, offers tips for introducing a new cat to the resident dog.

Not all people fall into the categories "cat lover" and "dog lover." For individuals, having more than one type of pet the "introduction" can be challenging.

  1. Location, location, location. When introducing a new cat, the first step is choosing the right location. If the cat is a rescue, never bring the dog to the shelter, as this can cause severe anxiety for all of the cats at the location. Additionally, the dog's reaction in this setting will not necessarily reflect how he or she will behave at home. Introduce the pets in a neutral zone so that neither is inclined to defend their territory.
  2. Limit interaction. For the first few days the cat is home, there should be a rotation of which animal can roam the house freely and which is confined. The cat should be able to explore the home and get acquainted with the lay (and scents) of the land. Once the dog is no longer obsessively interested in the new cat and the cat has gotten more comfortable, relations between the two will begin to ease.
  3. Introduce them on leashes. Allow the two pets to meet each other and interact, but be sure to keep the dog secure on a leash. This will allow the pet owner to control any aggression that the dog may exhibit. These restrained interactions should be continued until the two pets are relaxed around one another.

Once the pets have grown comfortable enough with each other, pet owners will gradually be able to allow the new cat and resident dog to interact without supervision.

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 swelling, and to enhance recovery.

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

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