Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy has been available in FDA-cleared devices since the 1970s. Since then, however, the technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Targeted pulsed electromagnetic field (tPEMF™) therapy, patented by Assisi Animal Health, has revolutionized animal pain management, proving that PEMF can successfully manage countless painful and inflammatory conditions — all without the use of pharmaceuticals. In addition, PEMF’s ability to also manage behavioral conditions has become clear in just the last few years.

In 2021, a groundbreaking, double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled North Carolina State University study confirmed that targeted PEMF therapy clinically reduces canine separation anxiety (CSA). Using a unique electromagnetic signal, a revolutionary device called the Calmer Canine Anxiety Treatment System® targets the source of anxious symptoms: inflammation in the anxiety center of the brain. This means that, unlike fast-acting drugs, this device offers long-term relief.

After just four weeks of using this tPEMF device, almost two-thirds of dogs more than doubled the time they spent at rest when left alone. By the end of six weeks, dogs treated with tPEMF therapy showed a six-fold greater improvement in passive behaviors compared to dogs treated with a placebo device.

For the estimated 13 million dogs in the US alone that are suffering from CSA, this technology offers immense relief. For veterinary professionals, these findings mark a change in the way behavioral conditions can be safely and successfully managed, using Calmer Canine as an effective, well tolerated, and drug-free treatment option.


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