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Hamish
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Does anyone know anything about stem cell therapy as a treatment for arthritis in dogs
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry, not heard of that. Have you tried Yumove? I used it on my dogs, worked wonders Smile
Good luck with finding an answer.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hamish wrote:
Does anyone know anything about stem cell therapy as a treatment for arthritis in dogs
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Actually, I may know someone with a Bearded collie who is going through it. I will read their post on fb to make sure it is the same thing & if it is will try to put you in touch.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I've heard good things about Yumove, which I used on my Rottweiler. She came to us struggling and was soon able to keep up with Zizou.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have sent you a pm, with info from a friend whose Beardie is undergoing the treatment.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I had just been reading this post earlier. Then SUPERVET featured an 11 1/2 year old Labrador with arthritis that had stem cell treatment. It was so incredible to watch. I hope you are able to view....if you havenít already.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

lizannesley wrote:
I had just been reading this post earlier. Then SUPERVET featured an 11 1/2 year old Labrador with arthritis that had stem cell treatment. It was so incredible to watch. I hope you are able to view....if you havenít already.


I'll try and find that on catch up
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Did the supervet's treatment work ?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It was working at the time of the filming. The family were very happy with the results....it was especially interesting because of the age of the dog.
Iím sure youíll be able to find on catch up plus it seems to be repeated several times.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Give me a couple of weeks & I will be able to let you know carol
Spirit has an appointment with our local specialists to have an arthroscopy on her affected joints, followed by Stem Cell treatment.

The results I have seen so far on other dogs have been positive.

It is not a long term solution, but should provide 8 months to a year of pain free movement (dependent on type of exercise provided after treatment).

For Spirit, this is the perfect avenue to explore, she is too old for more invasive / longer term solutions like replacement joints, but to young to be considering the rest of her life on NSAIDS that can damage other organs in the long term.

We will let you know how it goes x
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for your post Karen. How old is Spirit and what joints are affected ? I'll be very interested to hear how you get on.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Carole

Spirit will be 13 in January, she is one of Brenda Wilkinson's puppies.

Joints affected are both Hips & 1 Elbow
1 hip is mild arthritis due to age, 1 is acute due to a previous non related surgery.
The affected elbow is opposite to the acute hip, and is due to offloading from the bad hip.

Up until the last few weeks she has been well managed on diet, supplements, physio & hydrotherapy. However this year as the weather has changed, the cold & wet have taken there toll, she has shown more and more signs of discomfort, so rather than rely on NSAIDS, we wanted a better, longer term solution.

She is still an active senior, and I don't want to see her in pain, or unable to enjoy the life she still wants to live.

Keeping everything crossed for tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for keeping me informed with Spiritís progress as you know I care deeply about all the Ďpuppiesí only 2 left now very sad as it really doesnít seem like nearly 13 years since they were born. Spirit looked so well when I saw her when you kindly fetched her to the Fun Weekend. Give her a Hug from me. Xx

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