PINEHURST, N.C., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Assisi Animal Health is the company behind the innovative Assisi Loop®, a PEMF therapy for dogs. The Loop uses electromagnetic energy to help heal chronic wounds and reduce inflammation without the use of NSAIDs.
According to Assisi Animal Health, many dog owners struggle to manage the reddish-brown tearstains on light-colored dogs. Eye discharge is a natural process in canines, but over time, it stains the fur under the eyes.
Excessive tearing is often the result of an eye irritation or tear ducts that do not drain properly. Tears flush harmful substances, such as dust and other debris, out of the eye. However, if the irritation is persistent, then dogs may suffer chronic tearing, which will stain the fur.
Chronic tearing is often associated with eye irritations, such as glaucoma, infections, or eyelid and eyelash problems. A healthy dog’s eye contains tiny holes that drain tears into the throat, but certain problems can interfere with this system and result in watery eyes.
Some of these problems include:
- Shallow eye sockets that are not deep or big enough to hold tears, which leak onto the fur surrounding the eye
- Inward-turning eyelids that face the eyeball and block the puncta, or drainage holes
- Excessive hair growth around the eyes
- Scar tissue from previous eye damage or eye infections
Owners of white dogs tend to be more concerned about tearstains because they are more visible on light-colored fur. The pigments in the tears actually dye the fur.
Additionally, dogs with long facial hair have a tendency to suffer excessive tearing. Breeds with short noses, such as Pekingese, Maltese and Shih-Tzu, are also prone to the condition because of shallow eye sockets or problems from hair growing in thick skin folds.
If the underlying eye problem is treatable, such as ingrown eyelashes, then owners can address the cause and prevent tear staining. However, if the condition is untreatable, such as shallow eye sockets, then owners may still be able to reduce the irritation and the fur discoloration.
If the dog’s eyes are tearing from a persistent irritation, then you should eliminate the cause. For example, make sure the dog’s environment is not excessively dusty, and test your pet for allergies. You may also have to trim eye hair or treat a condition like glaucoma or an infection.
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.
The Assisi Loop. Proven Science. Positive Results.®
For more information, visit our website: www.assisianimalhealth.com.
Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 1-866-830-7342, firstname.lastname@example.org
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