Brusier Raffiani, a ten-year-old chocolate labrador retriever, presented to our clinic in April of 2012 with arthritis, limping, and severe pain. After exhausting multiple treatments that seemed to be palliative and partially effective, his owner opted to do Vet-Stem Cell Therapy in July of 2012. Vet-Stem also has their own blog.
The process of stem cell therapy involves harvesting the falciform ligament inside the patient’s abdomen and sending the specimen to the VetStem lab in California. They extract the stem cells from the adipose tissue and send them back in syringes within the next day. Depending on the animal’s case, stem cells may be injected directly into the joints and also intravenously.
Why does this work? Stem cells are pluripotent, meaning that they are versatile and can take on whatever role is most needed. If an animal suffers from osteoarthritis, stem cells will act to rebuild the joints affected, removing the cause of inflammation, and drastically decreasing pain. Scientific literature claims the effectiveness of stem cell therapy against some cancers. Dr. Buchoff has seen this firsthand in a case of hemangiosarcoma of the spleen.
Bruiser has seen dramatic results in only a short few weeks. Here is his owner, Beri’s testimonial:
In Bruiser’s case, he now is happy, care-free, and playing like a puppy again!
For more information about stem cell therapy or to see if your pet would be a good candidate, schedule with us today! 973-256-3899 or firstname.lastname@example.org