Google Custom Search
Pet Pages Header
Twitter Facebook
Divider
See Your Article Here See Other Articles in Veterinary_Care

What Is vet stem?
by Dr. Antuñano

Stem cell regenerative treatment is a successful new procedure for the treatment of arthritis in the hip, knee and elbow joints of dogs. Stem cells for this procedure are ardent stem cells derived from the patients own body fat and shouldn't be confused with embryonic stem cell use. Stem cell treatments are performed by highly trained veterinary surgeons. They must endure an extensive Vet Stem training course for certification. After processing, the stem cells have the potential to develop into many different cells types in the body depending on where they are used. They promote tissue regeneration and alter the progression of disease. The patients that can benefit most are those patients that have been on steroids, non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents, pain medications, acupuncture, and adequan injections in order to relieve joint disease pain.

How Is It Performed?

Dr. Antuñano surgically removes a small amount of fat cells which are placed in ice packs, and shipped overnight to the Vet Stem lab in California. The stem cells are derived from the fat cells through processing and then returned to the hospital overnight ready to inject into the affected area. Vet Stem stores the unused cells for future uses in the same pet. Dr. Antuñano of the Animal Medical Diagnostic Center has performed a number of these procedures with amazing results. In the x-rays taken a few weeks after performing the procedure you can see the positive changes in the joint. Within 30 to 45 days the dogs are walking and jumping as if they were two years old again.

Case Study Lucy

Lucy is a 9 year old golden retriever who suffered from hip dysplasia. In July, her own stem cells were injected into her hip. The Lowry family was so pleased with her improvement in just a few weeks they decided to have a second procedure done.

Years ago, Dr. Antuñano performed a cranial cruciate ligament repair on Lucy’s knee. After injecting stem cells into the knee joint, Lucy now runs into the clinic and jumps up on the counter. Her owners haven’t reported any problems.

Dr. Antuñano believes that vet stem is the procedure of the future. The increase in mobility and decrease in pain resulting from regeneration of the joint tissue is quite convincing. The potential benefits of stem cell therapy toward improving animal welfare are limitless.

Provided by Dr. Antuñano of Animal Medical Diagnostic Center, 1102 E Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico, 813-654-6222.


Acupuncture
Answers_for_Pain_Relief
Balanced_Veterinary_Medicine
Cancer_In_Companion_Animals
Canine_Parvovirus
Can_Acupuncture_Help
Changing_Times
Choosing_Your_Veterinarian
Dermatophytosis
Digestive_Emergencies
Feline_Hyperthyroidism
Geriatrics
Hearthworm
Help_For_Your_Pets_After_6pm
Holistic_Healing_and_Acupuncture
Humane_Society_Tampa
Intestinal_Worms
Irregular_Bowel_Habits
Is_Your_Pet_Itchy
Keeping_Senior_Pets_Healthy
Kennel_Cough
Lap_Of_Love
Laser_Surgery
Laser_Surgery_2
Laser_Therapy
Most_Loving_Decision
Optimal_Vaccination_Protocol
Periodontal_Disease
Periodontal_Disease_II
Pets_Why_Dont_They_Live_as_Long_as_People
Pet_Anesthesia
Pet_Immune_System
Preventive_Care_for_Exotic_Pets
Preventive_Healthcare
Remembering_Our_Pets
Routine_Veterinary_Care
Safety_Tips_For_Eye_Protection
Senior_Pet_Health
Short_Quiz_To_Cleaner_Teeth
Trap_Neuter_Return
Veterinary_Drug_Compounding
Veterinary_Housecalls
Vet_Stem_Cell_Treatment
Video_Otoscope
What_is_an_Emergency
What_Is_Integrated_Medicine
Why_Are_My_Pets_Eyes_Cloudy
Your_Pets_Doctor


RETURN
Divider
Walking Paws
The Official Pet Pages Animal Services Directory
Copyright© 2017 Pet Pages -- All Rights Reserved
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy
Walking Paws