The Calmer CanineTM device uses low-level electromagnetic signals to target the fear and anxiety centre in your dog’s brain. The vest holds the device properly above the dog’s head during treatments. You can also use it without the vest by hand over your dog’s head.
Developed by the same company of Assisi Loop®, Calmer Canine™ delivers a tPEMF signal that is tuned to reduce the inflammation in an overly anxious brain and to increase the production of “feel-good” hormones such as endorphins.
Calmer Canine Anxiety Treatment System includes therapy device and a convenient vest. The vest comes in 5 sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL) while the device itself comes in 2 sizes, depending on the size of vest needed.
Please refer to below vest sizing chart:
To select the right vest size, please use a soft measuring tape to get measurements of your dog’s neck and chest area.
The device comes in 2 sizes: 5 inch or 7 inch depending on the size of vest needed. 5 inch device is paired up with XS to M vests. 7 inch device is enclosed with L to XL vests.
The Calmer CanineTM device uses low-level electromagnetic signals to target the fear and anxiety centre in your dog’s brain. The vest holds the device properly above the dog’s head during treatments. You can also use it without the vest by holding with your hand over your dog’s head.
For a full treatment cycle, use the device for 2 treatments of 15 minutes each every day for 4 to 6 weeks. Please space 8 to 10 hours apart for each treatment. The device will automatically turn off at the end of the treatment after 15 minutes. You can expect that your pet’s anxiety-related symptoms will alleviate over time; such as less barking or whining, less pacing, more independence, and more resting while left alone.
The device uses battery CR123A and is replaceable when flat.
Please see the links below to the Anxiety Progress Tracker and the Treatment Log Separation Anxiety docs which can help with assessment and tracking.
Calmer Canine uses tPEMF (targeted pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy to improve canine separation anxiety.
tPEMF produced by the Calmer Canine device delivers a signal, which is targeted to the brains’ nerve cells. This causes the cells to produce more Nitric Oxide, an important molecule that stimulates cellular repair, as well as triggering anti-inflammatory responses.
Nitric Oxide prevents the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines or messengers, which are cell signaling molecules that trigger inflammation and make a disease worse. It also increases the number of anti-inflammatory cytokines or are cell signaling molecules that reduce inflammation and promote healing. Additionally, Nitric Oxide promotes the creation of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine- “feel good” hormones that produces positive feelings of happiness and relaxation.
As a result, there is a reduction in inflammation of the amygdala- the part of the brain that is in charge of fear and emotional responses, where an overactive and anxious brain is rebalanced and causes less anxiety in dogs.
The results of a clinical trial were published in December 2021 in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, please click the button below to read the study.
Yes. Calmer Canine is very safe comparing with medications to treat anxiety. The technology is FDA cleared and has been utilized to treat human’s health conditions since the 1970s. Calmer Canine is developed by Assisi Animal Health – the similar technology has been used to treat pain and inflammation in over 50000 animals without reported side effects.
Please make sure your pet is not wearing any electromagnetic devices (e.g. pacemakers) and ensure you keep a distance from the Calmer Canine system if you have implanted devices (e.g. insulin pumps or pacemakers).
When using Calmer Canine, please keep distance from large metal objects (e.g. metal crate or stainless steel table). They may reduce the effectiveness of the device but will not affect the safety.
No. The device produces no sound, temperature or vibrations. The electromagnetic field is invisible and sensation free. The technology is FDA cleared for treatment in human.
In that case, you can sit with your dog and hold the device in place above their heads to during treatment. Please find more instructions in the User Manual included. The vest comes together with the Calmer Canine device for convenience, but it is not necessary for the treatment.
Calmer Canine is desgined specially targeting separation anxiety in dogs, but we also see that it helps dogs with other types of anxieties (e.g. thunder phobia, noise sensitivity, travel anxiety, social anxiety)
Yes. You can use the Calmer Canine device on multiple dogs. The battery lasts for 4-6 weeks as per the recommended treatment schedule. Battery is replaceable.
No. Although both the Calmer Canine and the Assisi Loop use the same technology- tPEMF therapy, the pulse frequency of the tPEMF signal in both products are different.
The Assisi Loop targets pain and inflammation in the joints and soft tissues, whereas the Calmer Canine focuses on controlling anxiety in the brain. Different tissues respond and are affected differently to specific signal frequencies; hence the two devices cannot be interchangeable.
No. The Calmer Canine tPEMF technology has not been investigated on cats. Calmer Canine is only intended for use on dogs.