Archive for July, 2010

Jul 30, 2010

Stem Cell Training for Vets At National Meeting

Posted by Bob under stem cell therapy

This week marks the opening of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta.  There are more than 15 lectures dedicated to education in stem cell therapy and many more lectures that will cover stem cells in relation to specific diseases such as arthritis.  What progress compared to six years ago when we launched the first veterinary stem cell company and most people thought real stem cell therapy was many decades in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28, 2010

Canine Diversity – How Man Sculpted Dog

No matter your belief, we all know that the human race has played a major role in creating some of the diversity we see in our canine companions.  From working dogs like the Border Collie to our Rottweiler protectors, with Chihuahuas and Shih Tzus in between, there is seemingly no end to the list of dog breeds in the world today. 

Because of this rich history in the decades of progression into our present day dog breeds, National Geographic is doing a two-hour special on the evolution of dogs over the ages called “And Man Created Dog,” airing Sept 8.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23, 2010

An Old Dog Learns a New Trick to Outsmart Arthritis

Posted by Bob under dog arthritis, from the owner

I have posted a lot recently about the benefits that older dogs receive from Vet-Stem cell therapy, so now I’d like to share an actual case with you. Maggie was adopted from a shelter at five months old. A Doberman mix, Maggie was an extremely active girl who reveled in long walks and car trips to new places with her mom and her dog-buddy Hopey. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 16, 2010

Don’t Treat the X-Rays of Arthritic Dogs

Posted by Bob under dog arthritis

It is easy to rely on diagnostic tools like the x-ray as the whole story when evaluating a dog with arthritis.  But x-rays are only part of a complete examination and often the x-rays do not really tell the whole story.  Arthritis in dogs is a serious and complicated disease that can be caused by many factors.  Hip dysplasia is a conformational problem with the shape of the hip bones and a shallow “socket” for the ball and socket joint.  This can be seen on x-rays and helps a veterinarian determine if the hip shape is causing abnormal wear and tear on the joint surfaces. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12, 2010

Lifetime of Drugs or Stem Cell Therapy for Dog Arthritis?

Posted by Bob under dog arthritis, stem cell therapy

Chronic arthritis can be very debilitating and painful.  The story of Ruggles, a Deutsch Drahthaar (a rough-haired pointer dog) illustrates the common dilemma for an owner in deciding whether to subject their buddy to a lifetime of pain drugs or a new procedure.  I present here the complete story of Ruggles as told by her owner, Byron Dashnaw, so you can get the complete picture. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 8, 2010

Will My Older Arthritic Dog Need Re-treatment After Stem Cells?

Posted by Bob under dog arthritis, stem cell therapy

If you read my two preceding posts, you know that Vet-Stem Cell Therapy can improve your older dog’s quality of life, even if his arthritis has reached an advanced stage. So now you may be asking whether your older dog will need to be re-treated at some time in the future after getting stem cell therapy.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 6, 2010

Is the Arthritis in My Older Dog Too Advanced for Stem Cells?

Posted by Bob under dog arthritis, stem cell therapy

In my previous post, I discussed the fact that many of our patients are older dogs, and that the vast majority of owners who completed voluntary surveys considered their pets’ quality of life to have been improved following Vet-Stem Cell Therapy. Now that you know older dogs have been treated successfully, you may wonder whether your dog’s arthritis may be too advanced to see such gains. According to the veterinarians treating these older dogs, 76% of them were considered to be arthritic to a severe or “last resort” degree.  So even with advanced or severe arthritis, older dogs often benefit by undergoing stem cell therapy. Again, to see the survey results, click here: Osteoarthritis and the Older Dog. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 2, 2010

UC Davis – Fat Stem Cells in Fracture Healing

Posted by Bob under horse injuries, stem cell therapy

Dr. Kent Leach at UC Davis has just release some ground-breaking research findings that stem cells from fat, when administered with a new bio-scaffolding, can help repair bone injury and damage.  Read the rest of this entry »

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