A North Carolina State University study1 has conclusively demonstrated that Calmer Canine—Assisi Animal Health’s targeted pulsed electromagnetic field (tPEMF) technology—is an effective clinical treatment for canine separation anxiety (CSA).
According to a company release,2 after 4 weeks of using Calmer Canine, approximately two-thirds of dogs in the study had a 100% or greater improvement in the time they spent relaxing versus anxious when home alone.
« The results of this placebo-controlled, double-blind study confirm what our pilot study—as well as countless testimonials—have demonstrated: Calmer Canine is an effective solution for CSA, » said Judy Korman, VMD, an author of the study, in the release.2
Video data was a critical aspect of this study, enabling researchers to observe their dogs’ behavior when left alone which led to more accurate measurements of CSA severity. Just two, 15-minute treatments daily with the Calmer Canine Anxiety Treatment System for 4 to 6 weeks substantially decrease CSA symptoms (ie, destructive behavior, barking, and inappropriate urination).2
« In fact, » Korman added,2 « after just one week of treatments, half of the owners in our study documented improvement in their dog’s anxiety. That’s a huge deal. »
A user-friendly tool for veterinarians and pet owners alike, Calmer Canine uses a one-of-a-kind, drug-free, and sensation-free tPEMF signal that hones in on the source of anxiety—inflammation in the anxiety center of the brain. Therefore, unlike pharmaceuticals, the product offers long-term relief with the ultimate ability to decrease surrenders to shelters, reduce euthanasia, and help enhance the human-animal bond.2
« While we’ve proven that Calmer Canine works for CSA, there’s so much more to come, » Korman noted.2 « Anecdotally, we’ve seen the power Calmer Canine has to reduce many other types of anxiety, from stranger anxiety to noise phobia. The opportunities for helping anxious dogs are truly endless—and we’re just at the beginning. »
- Pankratz K, Korman J, Emke C, Johnson B, Griffith EH, Gruen ME . Randomized, placebo-controlled prospective clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of the Assisi anti-anxiety device (Calmer Canine) for the treatment of canine separation anxiety. Front vet sci. 2021;8:1541. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.775092
- Research proves Calmer Canine® clinically resolves canine separation anxiety. News release. Assisi Animal Health. January 10, 2022. Accessed January 10, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/research-proves-calmer-canine-clinically-resolves-canine-separation-anxiety-301457343.html
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