Archive for April, 2011

Apr 25, 2011

Stem Cell Therapy has Gone to the Dogs… Literally

Posted by Bob under dog arthritis, stem cell therapy

Among the queries we see most commonly from owners of arthritic dogs are those regarding how long the therapy will last and how frequently a pet might need to be re-injected. While the degree of response, as well as the duration, is as individual as each pet whose sample we process, Fox 2 News in St. Louis recently covered the stories of two dogs. Riley, a Bernese Mountain Dog Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 18, 2011

For Phoebe, Stem Cells Have Been Nothing Short of a Miracle

The following letter came to us from a grateful dog owner who was faced with some hard choices for her young dog’s arthritis due to elbow dysplasia. Her veterinarian was willing to spend time learning and training a new procedure in order to provide the best treatment options for her patient. Below is the story directly from the owner, Judi P. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 14, 2011

Good News for Dogs with Arthritis in Canada

Posted by Bob under dog arthritis, stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy has been available to veterinarians and the dog, cat and horse owners of Canada for more than four years.  Vet-Stem has been proud to be the supplier and we have many strong friendships with Canadian vets and owners.  But last year, a Canadian Company, Avivagen, came to us and wanted to become the Canadian provider of Vet-Stem services with a laboratory located in Canada.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 11, 2011

Stem Cell Therapy Hits the Road with Dr. Marty Becker

Posted by Bob under dog arthritis, stem cell therapy

Dr. Marty Becker is often referred to as “America’s Veterinarian”.  You might have seen him on Good Morning America or other TV shows.  He is also a bestselling author and continues to work to educate pet owners about the value of good pet health care.  His latest book is titled “Your Dog, The Owners Manual” and is available on his website.  Stem Cell therapy is mentioned prominently in his book. Dr. Becker and Dr. Bruce King have launched stem cell therapy at their practice treating arthritis in dogs at Lakewood Animal Hospital in Idaho. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 5, 2011

STEM CELL TECHNOLOGY – WHERE DID IT COME FROM?

Posted by Bob under dog arthritis, stem cell therapy

Stem cells have been known for a long time, dating back to the earliest successful bone marrow transplant in 1958.  But the painful process of drilling into bone and the need to do extensive laboratory expansion of bone marrow stem cells before use made them both difficult and expensive.  Late in the 1990’s this all changed with a dramatic discovery at the University of Pittsburgh. Read the rest of this entry »

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