I am seeing more and more articles about stem cell therapy being used successfully to treat dogs with arthritis.
Only last month, Robert Harman DVM, chief executive of Vet-Stem, announced on his blog that over 8,000 animals had now been treated with Vet-Stem cell therapy.
Vet-Stem is a company developing these treatments for dogs and other animals in the USA.
Arthritis can be a crippling and painful condition, and there have been some favorable reports on the effects of these treatments. Here is one from Australia
The stem cells are collected from the dog’s body fat by his vet. The adult stem cells are isolated, concentrated in the laboratory, and then returned to the dog’s vet to be injected into the affected area.
‘Red,’ a recent patient, is a twelve-year-old Labrador and one of the last surviving search and rescue dogs to participate in the 9/11 disaster. You can read about her on the Fox News website. Hopefully, she will join the many other dogs who are getting some relief from this exciting new treatment.