Jun 28, 2010

Is My Arthritic Dog Too Old for Stem Cell Therapy?

Posted by Bob under Dog Arthritis, Stem Cell Therapy

As they age, many dogs lose that spring in their step. Sometimes it’s a gradual decline, and other times it seems like one day the dog who always leapt into the car before the door was even all the way open suddenly needs a boost to get in. One of the most common questions we are asked by owners is whether their dog might be too old for treatment.  Because of the prevalence of arthritis in older dogs, they are actually common recipients of our stem cell therapy. Surveys from owners of dogs that were treated between 9 and 18 years of age indicate that 81% of those owners reported an improved quality of life for their pets, and 83% said that they would recommend Vet-Stem Cell Therapy to other owners. To see more, click here: Osteoarthritis and the Older Dog.

Sometimes just seeing an example of how a new treatment can work is helpful.  This link to a post on a senior citizen dog, Sam, really helps in understanding that just old age doesn’t mean you have to give up on an active life.  Make sure you talk to your veterinarian about options such as stem cells and get a complete physical examination.

More data to come from our surveys on senior dogs treated with stem cells.


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