DAVID GRANOVSKY

STEM CELL THERAPY FOR ANIMALS

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on January 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

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“In a recent survey of all veterinarians in this country, 94% of the doctors stated osteoarthritis as one of the leading causes of chronic pain.  90% of all osteoarthritis is traumatic, 10% is genetic as in Hip Dysplasia of certain breeds of dogs. Hip Dysplasia (HD) occurs more frequently in the heavier muscled breed dogs such as Labradors, Golden Retrievers, St. Bernards, Great Pyrenees, and notoriously in German Shepherds.”

thoratic and lumbar vertabrae

Normal x-ray of lateral view thoracic and lumbar vertebrae. Notice the smooth surfaces of the outlines vertebrae bodies

osteoarthritis of spinal vertabrae

Severe osteoarthritis of spinal vertebrae. Note heavy calcification spurs and bridging together of several vertebra bodies.

“He’s extremely painful.  He can’t get up and down, he can’t sit.  He can only lay down or stand up, and walking is very painful for him.” Said Jennifer McGuire, owner of a St. Bernard Simba which received the first stem cell injection, now offered at CHAI (Chattanooga Holistic Animal Institute)

“…pain- killing drugs, and anti-inflammatory medication never cure, only mask the pain signal with time being lost and more damage being done to the physical body. Invariably (man and animal suffer the same fate), chronic degenerative diseases take over in other organs in addition to more joint damage.”

“If your pet is being treated for arthritis, most orthodox veterinarians will prescribe steroids, aspirin, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Physical side effects can be frightening- including gastrointestinal bleeding and kidney and liver damage. If your pet’s stomach and liver survive prolonged use of NSAIDs his joints may not. Used long term these drugs can destroy his cartilage making the arthritis and pain worse.”

“…stem cell therapy is the best treatment out there.  Stem cells are repair cells and it’s homing in on inflammation, so we’re going to take these stem cells from the adipose, inject them into these inflammatory environments where these cells can begin to regenerate tissue.”  said Dr. Colleen Smith, CHAI veterinarian.

Jennifer McGuire stated that within the first week, after the stem cell treatment, she observed improvement in her St. Brenard mobility and movement.

For the full video of the story – produced by WDEF 12 News:  http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/3897205

http://www.wdef.com/news/story/Animal-Stem-Cell-Therapy/0Od2Vtc_lku0QReefHFZYg.cspx

http://www.holisticvetpetcare.com/dogs_1a.htm

For more information on successful stem cell treatments for animals, click HERE.

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