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post #11 of 112 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 04:12 PM
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Thanks for posting.

Was that VetStem, or another place? Where were the stem cells injected?

Three years ago we treated our German Shepherd Boris with VetStem stem cell therapy for arthritis in both hips and one knee. It worked great! I was very impressed. Unfortunately Boris passed away five months later from hemangiosarcoma. But I like reading about the stem cell therapies, just in case for another dog.
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It is not vetstem. It is university research. I will ask for permission to name the institution. These are bone marrow stem cells. The Stem cells were injected IV, so that part is relatively easy.
Sorry to hear about Boris, I lost two to hemangiosarcoma.
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Wonderful!!!!!!!!!! I lost my Alice to progressive neurological issues (she had also been hit by a car so never knew for sure if it was the car or DM)

I know it is being done in horses - I have friends who are equine vets, and they did this a few months ago on a horse and the horse showed dramatic improvement...not a university - but a fairly sophisticated equine clinic (they do some work on dogs as well) - about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh PA

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Wow! That's amazing! Thanks for posting.

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What is even more amazing is that Riley showed significant improvement after two weeks (after the first) treatment. We expected noticeable improvement after 4 treatments and they showed after two treatments. The other GSD remained stable for 18 months after treatment. I think that this will work for injuries as well, the treatment is certainly not limitedbto DM.
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Absolutely incredible! Thank you for posting!


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If anyone has a dog with DM an is interested in pursuing stem cell treatment, please PM me and I can provide contact information.
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wow. That is just amazing! the first video brought tears to my eyes because he moved the way i once saw a coyote move after being hit by a car in front of me. And to see, what is such a dramatic improvement.... that is just wow.


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This is the best news I've seen in a long while. My previous dog became very crippled from DM, and I just barely kept him hobbling for a year and a half with the two medicines that Dr. Clemmens recommends, but he got progressively worse despite the medicines.

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