"Mimi" Moss is a 10 year old female spayed yorkie who is overweight.
She has bilateral tears in her ACL's and severe DJD in both of her elbows. Owners had been considering stem cell therapy since 9/2010 but never moved forward. In November 2011, the dog was not responsive to Rimadyl or Glucosamine and the dog started having trouble even walking around the house. Owners consented to stem cell treatment and harvest under sedation and both stifles and elbows were injected, with the remaining cells injected IV. Currently Mimi is completely off of Rimadyl (still on glucosamine) and is walking and getting around much better.
Amey – 7 year old spayed female Shih Tzu Dr. Kim, Val-U-Vet Animal Health, Deltona, FL
Amey has a history of severe limping since the age of 2 with mild lameness in her hind end. NSAIDS were not providing relief any longer. Amey’s x-rays showed hip dysplasia and arthritis in her right stifle and both hind hocks.
Her owner had to carry her most everywhere. She was not able to walk more than a few feet before she would resort to getting around by scooting her back end. Her owner was seriously considering euthanasia due to the quality of life she felt Amey had. Then she was introduced to stem cell therapy.
Now 90 days after treatment, Dr. Oliver reports ‘remarkable improvement’ in Amey’s mobility. ‘The initial lameness is now non-detectable’! Her owner states that she has a happy dog again! She is now going up and down stairs on her own and outside to play with the other dogs. ‘Three months ago this was impossible’, says Amey’s owner. ‘This has truly been a miracle’.
Taylor – 7 year old spayed female Airedale Terrier Mix Dr. Charlie, Val-U-Vet Animal Health, Sanford, FL
Taylor had an ACL tear that was never treated at about 9 months of age. Her owners rescued her around 1 year of age and were able to maintain her with medications for a time. Her owner feels like she had slowed down playing in the yard because of her knee and not her age. There were times that she was walking on 3 legs with no apparent trigger to the owner. Taylor’s x-rays showed severe arthritis on both stifles and both elbows.
The morning of treatment, Taylor’s owner stated that on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the worst, that she would grade Taylor’s pain/lameness at a 4. On her 30 day check up and since, Taylor has been rated at a 1 by both mom and the veterinarian! Mom states, ‘Taylor is acting her true age for the first time that I can remember. She is happy and playful!’ Dr. Charlie remarks that Taylor’s range of motion is excellent and seems to get around with more ease!
Midnight – 12 year old spayed female Labrador Retriever Mix Dr. Charlie, Val-U-Vet, Sanford, FL
Midnight’s owners adopted her at 11 years of age. She came to them with multiple issues. She had severe arthritis in all joints and had urinary incontinence. Midnight was taking medicine for both issues daily. Although on NSAIDS her pain/lameness was rating 4-5 out of 5 prior to stem cell treatment. At Midnight’s 30 day recheck, she was happy and curious, walking all over the hospital to greet the staff! Her dad states that Midnight is no longer on pain medications or medication for incontinence. He is able to take her for walks, she is playing with the other dogs, and she is sleeping through the night for the first time since they adopted her with no urinary accidents! Dr. Charlie has been astounded at Midnight’s response to stem cell therapy.
Otis – 19 month old Neutered Male Boxer Dr. Dan Evers, Val-U-Vet Animal Health, Deland, FL
Otis was hit by a car at the age of 5 months. The accident shattered his right shoulder and damaged his elbow. Surgical repair was nearly impossible. Because Otis could not bend his leg at all, he dragged his paw with each step. This resulted in paw pads that were constantly raw. Dr. Evers was hopeful that Otis would be less painful and regain range of motion in his elbow.
At the 30 day recheck, Otis’s owner stated that he was able to take him on longer walks and that his paw pads had grown back! Dr. Evers is now able to report range of motion in his elbow and the owner is not giving any NSAIDS at this time. Otis is a very happy puppy!
Marian - Autoimmune Polyarthritis
Very nice 3 yr. Newfoundland Fe/s with Autoimmune Polyarthritis that was diagnosed at Kansas State Vet School. Very reluctant to move and on Rimadyl,
tramadol, joint supplements, and Prednisone prior to stem cells. Very good response with single dose of SCG activation IV at 4 months post stem cells for suspected overactivity and increased pain on rising. Dog has been good since, with very happy owners.
Sampson - A 10 Year old Bull Mastiff with
Sampson had been unable to climb stairs or go for walks for several months. Owner felt dog was deaf and hygromas on elbows and overall skin was deteriorating. Owner noted in week following stem cells dog was able to hear the owner enter the room and was taking walks as well as climbing stairs which he still does. Hygromas initially improved and continue to be problem but not as severe. Owner feels dog is having good quality of life and much happier now.
Sasha - Bilateral Coxofemoral arthritis and
mild proprioception defiects
Sasha had spent her life protecting her family and now he wanted to let her have a good, pain free life. Hip arthritis bilaterally but most noted in left rear, spinal spondylosis. There was mild proprioceptive defeciets in rear legs that has not improved but owner feels dog is acting much better and you can hear owner say that when she squated to urinate "She used to fall down when she did that before!" A lick granuloma on the front leg improved initially and continues to heal slowly. Dog went from pain 5-6 to pain 0-1 (0-6) in initial 30 days after stem cells.
Sherman is the first dog in Kansas to have an in-house stem cell procedure done and he has done nothing but continue to improve. A second collection of fat and reinjection of stem cells in the knees was done in August and he continues to make appearances to promote stem cell therapy.
Tank - Arthritis of Knees
Owner had heard our radio advertisements and knew dog was having problems getting into her car. Chronic bilateral cruciate injuries with moderate to severe osteoarthritis in both knees. Movement is improved and owner could really tell difference after seeing videos of the dog moving. Owner happy.
Barkley - Torn right Cruciate
5 Months post lateral embrication and Stem Cells
Barkley was presented with a torn right cruciate prior to us having the ability to video pre stem cells but movement was typical for cruciate tear (only toe-touching when moving). The movement here is so good that I challenge the audience to tell me which cruciate was torn from just watching the video.
Sophie - A 11 Year old female Border Collie
Has osteoarthritis in Hips, Stifles, and Elbow Bilaterally....