Stem Cell Therapy

Stem-cell Therapy is included in as area of modern medicine known as regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine simply means that we use the body’s own regenerative systems for protecting and repairing itself by inducing certain mechanisms. These self-repairing mechanisms can be induced through different means, but stem cell have proven to be one of the most effective ways of achieving fairy consistent and measurable result. The process seem simple enough, but requires proper technique, training and a sterile environment.

Stem Cell Therapy in Development

Vet-Stem is currently evaluating the use of stem cells for treatment of:

  • Inflammation bowel disease (IBD)
  • Kidney disease – cats
  • Liver disease
  • Immune mediated diseases
  • Heart diseases

Vet-Stem believes there are certain applications where stem cells may not be appropriate.
These include:

  • Cancer
  • Systemic infection

How The Treatment Works

Stem cell Treatment for Diabetes

Change in NSAID Usage in Dogs Treated with Stem Cells for Osteoarthritis

90% Days Post Stem Cell Treatment

Survey Range: 76-105 days, N=170
Owner voluntary responses 10/08 – 05/09

246 Days Post Steam Cell Treatment

Survey Range: 106 – 470 days, N=139
Owner voluntary responses 10/08 – 05/09

Conclusion : At 90 and 246 days after treatment

Greater than 33% of dogs discontinued the use of NSAIDs completely
Greater than 28% of dogs decreased their dependency in NDAIDs

Osteoarthritis and the older dog

Clinical Data Summary* | Older Dog Age Range = 9 to 18 years

Quality of Life from 90 Days Owner Surveys

Result:

81% showed an improved quality of life
63% were not re-treated in the first year
76% of older dogs treated suffered from severe arthritis
83% of owners would recommend Vet-Stem Cell therapy

Causes & Symptoms of Dysplasia

Hip and elbow dysplasia are caused by different factors that combine to advance the conditions most commonly associated with the disease.

Causes

Potential risk factors included:

  • Genetics
  • Rapid Growth
  • Large size of breed
  • Diets that are rich in calories, fat and calcium

Symptoms

Dogs with dysplasia typically limp. Other symptoms can included:

  • Difficulty standing up
  • Hind-end “bunny hopping” (hip dysplasia)
  • Loss of muscle mass in the affected leg
  • Difficulty using stairs
  • Pain when jumping