Stem cell therapy has been proven to help with the pain of arthritis in pets because it decreases inflammation, regenerates damaged tissues, and restores range of motion.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014
WABC Radio show out of New York City, A “Paws” For Your Pet with Lorry Young will be hosting California-based Vet-Stem, Inc.’s Founder and CEO, Robert J. Harman, DVM, to talk about stem cell therapy in pets. Dr. Harman first visited the show in November 2013 to discuss the benefits of stem cell therapy for pets suffering from osteoarthritis and other degenerative diseases, as well as recent developments moving the Regenerative Veterinary Medicine industry forward.
Young has invited Dr. Harman back to dial down into specific case studies and success stories of the over 10,000 dogs, cats, horses and exotic animals that Vet-Stem’s services have treated in the last decade. Moose, a Labrador Retriever Mix, is one of those special pet patients in the New York City area that was treated with Vet-Stem Regenerative Cell Therapy for arthritis caused by elbow dysplasia, and arthritic bone growth.
When Moose’s owners noticed decreased mobility, lameness, and an increasingly lower tolerance for other dogs they brought Moose to local veterinarian Alex Klein to explore solutions. As many as 65% of dogs between the ages of 7 and 11 years old are inflicted with some degree of arthritis. Certain specific breeds, much like Moose, are reported to have as high of a percentage as 70 in being diagnosed with arthritis.
Stem cell therapy has been proven to help with the pain of arthritis in pets because it decreases inflammation, regenerates damaged tissues, and restores range of motion. An owner survey showed that greater than 80% of dogs treated for osteoarthritis in one or more leg joints with Vet-Stem Regenerative Cell Therapy showed an improved quality of life. Dogs like Moose have a small amount of fat collected by their veterinarian, which is sent overnight to Vet-Stem’s lab. There, the fat is separated from the stem cells and injectable doses of concentrated stem cells are sent back to the veterinarian overnight. Within 48 hours Moose received injections in his arthritic joints and the healing process began.
This ability to improve on a pet’s quality of life is why Dr. Harman is so passionate about sharing stories with other animal enthusiasts such as Young and her radio audience. ‘Pet-spert,’ Young offers a special look into the latest techniques, treatments, and options that will enable listeners to provide their pets with a safer, healthier, and happier life. Produced and hosted by Young, A “Paws” For Your Pet, helps listeners answer any potential questions they may have regarding the health and well-being of their beloved pet, and hosts experts in the industry like Dr. Harman regularly.
About Vet-Stem, Inc.
Since its formation in 2002, Vet-Stem, Inc. has endeavored to improve the lives of animals through regenerative medicine. As the first company in the United States to provide an adipose-derived stem cell service to veterinarians for their patients, Vet-Stem pioneered the use of regenerative stem cells for horses, dogs, cats, and some exotics. In 2004 the first horse was treated with Vet-Stem Regenerative Cell Therapy for a tendon injury that would normally have been career ending. Ten years later Vet-Stem celebrated its 10,000th animal treated, and the success of establishing stem cell therapy as a proven regenerative medicine for certain inflammatory, degenerative, and arthritic diseases. As animal advocates, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and cell biologists, the team at Vet-Stem tasks themselves with the responsibility of discovering, refining, and bringing to market innovative medical therapies that utilize the body’s own healing and regenerative cells. For more information about Vet-Stem and Regenerative Veterinary Medicine visit http://www.vet-stem.com or call 858-748-2004.