Archive for August, 2009

Aug 27, 2009

Stem Cell treatment relieving Austin, TX dog’s pain

Owner Spotlight: Kim & Ezri Galusha

I want to share with you the story of a dog and his owner who compete in agility. Dogs that compete in sports may have different types of injuries than our companions, so if you compete in a sport there may be different symptoms such as limping or unwillingness to perform the activity.

Kim Galusha and her 10-year-old Border Collie, Ezri, were an agility team to be reckoned with. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20, 2009

Are stem cells right for your dog’s arthritis or tendon injury?

Is your dog showing signs of arthritis? Does your dog have difficulty getting up, low activity level, can’t get in and out of the car and is no longer the fun loving dog you remember- more like the grumpy old man? Many pet owners think this is just a part of getting old. However, it is amazing what pet owners tell us after their pet has been treated with their own stem cells. “Like a puppy again!” “More energy”. One of the most rewarding experiences we have at Vet-Stem is to receive information like this!

Stem cell therapy works best if your dog is injected in the specific limb joints (hips, elbows etc.) that are the problem. In order to find out which joints are the problem, your veterinarian will need to do a thorough exam. At this exam, your veterinarian will also check any growths to be sure they are not cancerous. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13, 2009

Stem Cells from an animal’s own fat

Amazing how veterinary medicine is evolving. As little as two years ago, stem cells were a far off abstract idea to most dog and cat veterinarians. Many probably thought stem cell therapy would first be used for humans and then the animals would get the spin off from the new treatment option. Read the rest of this entry »