Monday, 26 September 2016

Stem cell therapy progress helps dogs

I am seeing more and more articles about stem cell therapy being used successfully to treat dogs with arthritis.

Only last month Robert Harman DVM  chief executive of Vet-Stem ,  announced on his blog that over 8,000 animals had now been treated  with Vet Stem cell therapy.

Vet-Stem is a company developing these treatments for dogs and other animals in the USA.

Arthritis can be a crippling and very painful condition,  and there have been some favourable reports on the effects of these treatments.  Here is one from Australia

The stem cells are collected from the dog’s own body fat by his vet.  The  adult stem cells are isolated and concentrated in the laboratory and then returned  to the dog’s vet to be injected into the affected area.

‘Red’  a twelve year old Labrador and one of the last surviving search and rescue dogs to take part in the 9/11 disaster,  is a recent patient.    You can read about her on the Fox News website.  Hopefully she will join the many other dogs who are getting some relief from this exciting new treatment.

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