Archive for May, 2011

May 31, 2011

Why aren’t other diseases and injuries treated with stem cells?

Posted by Bob under Dog Arthritis, Stem Cell Therapy

Arthritis in dogs is what has been treated most often with partial tears of cruciate ligaments coming in second. However, Vet-Stem is part of an international effort that is exploring the ways that stem cells can be used to treat many of the major diseases and injuries known to veterinary and human medicine.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 19, 2011

Mobile Lameness Diagnostic Unit for Agility Dogs

Posted by Bob under Dog Arthritis, Stem Cell Therapy

Veterinarians are always looking for new ways to improve the lives of animals.  You might say that they will go to the ends of the earth to help our four-legged friends.  One of the most innovative and forward thinking clinics in the US is the Peak Performance Veterinary Group.  Dr. James Gaynor and his staff have developed a new way to bring the most advanced diagnostic tools and treatment technologies to canine athletes with the PEAK PET, their Performance Evaluation Trailer.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 17, 2011

Barney is One Lucky Puppy Dog

Posted by Bob under from the owner

We are always impressed by the dedication and love that “Pet Parents” show their pets.  A great example is Sarah from Texas.  You have to check out the website she made for her beloved Barney at  Sarah made a webpage dedicated to the Story of Barney, his severe hip dysplasia and arthritis, and his Vet-Stem Cell Therapy.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 10, 2011

Stem Cell Therapy for Dogs- How Long Does it Last?

Posted by Bob under Dog Arthritis, Stem Cell Therapy

Many dog owners who are considering stem cell therapy for their dog want to know if stem cells are a one-time treatment or if periodic injections are needed.  The answer is yes to both questions.

Some dogs treated with stem cells see a prolonged benefit that lasts years, click here to read Yogi’s experience. Other dogs, especially older dogs with more severe arthritis might need re-treatment periodically.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 3, 2011

At 3 Years Old Whisper Has Returned to Her Puppy Self

The letter below came to us from a dog owner who is now enjoying her dog Whisper, after multiple surgeries and significant pain medications failed to provide relief.

 “Clearly someone has forgotten their birthday…  At 3 years old Whisper has returned to her puppy self!

 Diagnosed with elbow dysplasia at age 2, Whisper had gone from an effortlessly athletic agility and flyball dog to a closet-hiding pup in less than six months.  Nothing we did helped.  She endured surgery, medication and physio but it was so clear that her quality days were winding down.   I wasn’t sure she would make her 3rd birthday.

 Somehow we made the leap to do more surgery and include stem cell therapy.  Adding stem cell therapy to orthopedic surgery was AMAZING!  Read the rest of this entry »