Poway, California (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Four-and-a-half year old Dakota, a German Shepherd from Colorado, is managing the pain from osteoarthritis with the help of stem cell therapy thanks to Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital and Pain Management Center of Lafayette. Dakota’s positive results showed almost immediately, and just a few months post stem cell therapy using Vet-Stem, Inc. services, he is doing activities that he has not done for years.
Dakota was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at just three years old, and in less than two years time his owners felt his quality of life had significantly started to deteriorate. Robert Landry, DVM at Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital and Pain Management Center has been doing regenerative cell therapy with Vet-Stem for six years, treating various types of orthopedic issues and arthritis in small animals, and determined Dakota was a good candidate for the procedure.
Dr. Landry began Dakota’s procedure on a Tuesday in October by collecting a small sample of fat called the falciform fat pad, which was sent overnight to Vet-Stem’s lab in San Diego, California. Received the next morning, the lab processed Dakota’s fat and created injectable doses of his own stem cells to be overnighted back to Dr. Landry. Thursday Dakota received his hip injections and recovery began.
“Dakota’s results were almost immediate,” Dakota’s owners expressed, “He moves around with ease now and can even go up and down the stairs. Last week he jumped into the back of my SUV, which he hasn't done in years. Before the stem cell therapy Dakota never wagged his tail, and now he doesn’t stop! His quality of life is so much better and he seems truly happier.”
Dr. Landry and the team at Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital and Pain Management Center specialize in companion animal health care, striving to provide the highest quality in Veterinary health care and customer service. Some of their specialties are pain management, surgery, and regenerative medicine. By understanding and valuing the special role that pets play in a family Dr. Landry and team are genuine advocates for each pet's health and care.
About Vet-Stem, Inc.
Vet-Stem, Inc. was formed in 2002 to bring regenerative medicine to the veterinary profession. The privately held company is working to develop therapies in veterinary medicine that apply regenerative technologies while utilizing the natural healing properties inherent in all animals. As the first company in the United States to provide an adipose-derived stem cell service to veterinarians for their patients, Vet-Stem, Inc. pioneered the use of regenerative stem cells in veterinary medicine. The company holds exclusive licenses to over 50 patents including world-wide veterinary rights for use of adipose derived stem cells. In the last decade over 10,000 animals have been treated using Vet-Stem, Inc.’s services, and Vet-Stem is actively investigating stem cell therapy for immune-mediated and inflammatory disease, as well as organ disease and failure. For more on Vet-Stem, Inc. and Veterinary Regenerative Medicine, visit http://www.vet-stem.com or call 858-748-2004.