As with all dog lovers there comes a time when you notice your friend slowing down. At that point it is important to really take a look to see what things you can do to help ease any pain from arthritis or other issues. We have a 14 year old Toy Fox Terrier and a 9 year old Aussie who both have been a challenge to keep slim. They love to eat! So we ration their food but we share our celery and broccoli. Read the rest of this entry »
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Tucker was a 4 year old Boxer who was EXPLOSIVE in his energy level. He would run and play outside for 4-6 hours a day. One day he saw a cat and followed it off a 12 foot embankment at a dead run. He sailed through the air and when he landed his right rear leg buckled. When he got up he was limping and it got worse after a few days, so his pet parents, Larry and Robbi, took him to the vet and he was put on anti-inflammatory medication.
This process went on and off for the next 12 months as his hind leg deteriorated to the point that he could not walk up steps and stopped playing outside. He did not want to go on walks anymore, other than to go outside and take care of Business. His pet parents were scared that he would not be able to walk at all in 6-12 more months. Tucker’s vet Dr. Christi Juliano, at Community Animal Hospital of Poughkeepsie, told Larry and Robbi about Vet-Stem and 1 month past his 5th birthday they did the procedure.
Well, it took 6 months to fully take effect, but he went back to his old self of running, jumping, and playing for hours outside. It was 2 years on February 5th, 2012 since he had the procedure and he is like a young Boxer again.
Stories like this are why we do what we do!
We are so happy to be a part of your life, Tucker!
In this blog, we generally discuss arthritis in dogs. Today I wanted to share a story of arthritis in an amazing horse. Now picture, a horse is over 1000 pounds and will NOT lay down and rest on command! The owners, Liz, Sylvia and Elli, tell this story:
“In late 2006, we noticed that Merritt, A National Champion purebred Arabian horse, was limping at the canter; then he began limping at the trot. It was determined that the cartilage in his right hind fetlock (like an ankle) had disintegrated. Before stem cell therapy, he could only walk. We consulted Dr. John McCarroll of Equine Medical Association (940 365-9325) in Pilot Point, Texas and he recommended the Vet-Stem therapy for Merritt.
Dr. McCarroll did the procedure in August of 2007, after which we slowly began getting Merritt back into condition. He has since recovered and has steadily regained strength.
He began showing with Sylvia (shown riding here) in performance classes in 2008 and in 2009 placed TOP 10/19 in Purebred English Show Hack, 14-17, at Youth Nationals. He is now showing in English Show Hack and Dressage!
CP Merritt continues to give all that he has and is never happier than when he is in the show arena. We consider him a MEDICAL MIRACLE!
Vet-Stem Cell Therapy was the answer for Merritt. He is also a great example of how long the stem cell therapy can provide relief, and all while he was back in the show ring! Maybe the horses can teach the dogs a few tricks??
Of course you already know about how you can store stem cells when your baby is born, right? Well cord stem cell collection in the dog is not really possible, but is there another opportunity, like maybe at the time of a spay or neuter or other elective surgery? Yes, now there is such an opportunity.
I want to introduce Nancy Sapper. She is a dog, cat and horse owner and is also the Marketing Manager at Vet-Stem. Her story is amazing!
I am Nancy, the new Marketing Manager at Vet-Stem (I am the old Industry Relations Manager, but that’s a whole different blog!). I grabbed the blogger keyboard from Dr. Bob today to tell you about my family’s personal experience with Vet-Stem’s newest service, StemInsure.
I cannot express how excited I personally am about this new service. As many of you who regularly follow us on Facebook and Twitter know, Boomer, the mini Australian Shepherd, has been featured there frequently. Boomer is my daughter’s dog.
Boomer was a gift to our family but forged a special bond with then 11 year old Kaley. Read the rest of this entry »
I am always very proud of the Vet-Stem team, but as I write
this I am especially proud of the accomplishment announced last week, “Vet-Stem
Reaches the Milestone of 8,000 Animals Treated with Vet-Stem Cell Therapy”.
There are more than 8,000 of our beloved with less pain,
less stiffness, the ability to run, play, and return to what they love to
do. There are more than 8,000 animal
friends who enjoy life again after using their own bodies’ natural healing
It takes a team to do what we do: Veterinarians, RVTs, Caring Customer Service
Reps, Scientists, Professional Laboratory Technicians, you get the idea. Vet-Stem has compiled a phenomenal team to
bring our patients cutting edge Regenerative Veterinary Medicine, and I am so
proud of the Vet-Stem Team and can’t wait to continue to deliver the care our
Tazer, who has osteoarthritis in both elbows, was in a lot of pain and discomfort. He would sleep all day, wouldn’t even eat and lost 10lbs. in a month. His pain hit so fast. I took Tazer to Dr. Jason Pozzuoli at Animal Medical Clinic of Bountiful where we decided to treat with stem cells. Tazer had a complete turn-around after stem cell therapy. Even the next day he seemed to feel significantly better. I was really surprised. My dog that just slept all day was up greeting me at the door again every time I got home with a wagging tail and smile on his face. He was finally happy again. Read the rest of this entry »
“In the spring of 2010 at the age of 21 months I noticed that she wasn’t enjoying her walks – she was walking slower, dragging behind and sometimes even stopping and wanting me to carry her. This was a young dog that used to walk for hours and loved visiting with all of the neighbors. We were sent to Dr. Gassel at Southern California Vet Specialty Hospital and after some specialized tests found out that she did have elbow dysplasia in both elbows. We also found out that she had hip dysplasia. I was concerned at first because this was something new to me but Dr. Gassel felt Scarlett was a good candidate for this procedure. Read the rest of this entry »
“Our Border Collie, Hannah, has hip dysplasia and our orthopedic vet Dr. Pam Nichols, at Animal Care Center K-9 Rehab Center, told us both hips were equally bad ….some of the worst she’d ever seen (hip dysplasia is one of the leading causes of arthritis in dogs). She was afraid Hannah would have to have both hips replaced to ensure a long active life; but suggested that we try stem cells first. Hannah used to use her front paws to pull herself up at times after a lot of running or play and the arthritis was very invasive. She was not making any extra trips upstairs and was unable to even stand on her hind legs. Read the rest of this entry »
Pain relief is not the first thing you think of when you think of stem cells, but years of working with dogs and horses has taught us that pain relief is a significant reason that stem cell therapy helps dogs and cats achieve a better quality of life and horses to return to performance. Vet-Stem will be attending the IVAPM meeting (International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management) in Nashville September 14-18. We look forward to meeting with pain management experts who currently utilize stem cell therapy so that we can learn the latest methods to use stem cell therapy to reduce pain. Read the rest of this entry »
“Here’s a picture of Yogi at the beach. He’s in great shape, 2 years after the stem cell treatment. We joke that he goes around singing “I feel good” in a James Brown voice.
Yogi was infected with 3 tick born diseases including Lyme’s about 2 and ½ years ago. The Lyme’s, together with significant hip dysplasia, proved a terrible combination. He got so bad (even after weeks of antibiotics that cleared up the Lyme’s) that in the evenings he stiffened up so much he could barely get up from a lying or sitting position. Some days he was in so much pain he didn’t want to go for the daily park outings with the other household dogs and would just sit forlornly on the deck.