Robert J. Harman, DVM, Founder and CEO of Vet-Stem, Inc. to Join New York Radio Host Lorry Young in Upcoming Episode of A Paws For Your Pet
WABC Radio show out of New York City, A “Paws” For Your Pet with Lorry Young will be hosting California-based Vet-Stem, Inc.’s Founder and CEO, Robert J. Harman, DVM, to talk about stem cell therapy in pets. Dr. Harman first visited the show in November 2013 to discuss the benefits of stem cell therapy for pets suffering from osteoarthritis and other degenerative diseases, as well as recent developments moving the Regenerative Veterinary Medicine industry forward.
Young has invited Dr. Harman back to dial down into specific case studies and success stories of the over 10,000 dogs, cats, horses and exotic animals that Vet-Stem’s services have treated in the last decade. Moose, a Labrador Retriever Mix, is one of those special pet patients in the New York City area that was treated with Vet-Stem Regenerative Cell Therapy for arthritis caused by elbow dysplasia, and arthritic bone growth.
When Moose’s owners noticed decreased mobility, lameness, and an increasingly lower tolerance for other dogs they brought Moose to local veterinarian Alex Klein to explore solutions. As many as 65% of dogs between the ages of 7 and 11 years old are inflicted with some degree of arthritis. Certain specific breeds, much like Moose, are reported to have as high of a percentage as 70 in being diagnosed with arthritis.
Stem cell therapy has been proven to help with the pain of arthritis in pets because it decreases inflammation, regenerates damaged tissues, and restores range of motion. An owner survey showed that greater than 80% of dogs treated for osteoarthritis in one or more leg joints with Vet-Stem Regenerative Cell Therapy showed an improved quality of life. Dogs like Moose have a small amount of fat collected by their veterinarian, which is sent overnight to Vet-Stem’s lab. There, the fat is separated from the stem cells and injectable doses of concentrated stem cells are sent back to the veterinarian overnight. Within 48 hours Moose received injections in his arthritic joints and the healing process began.
This ability to improve on a pet’s quality of life is why Dr. Harman is so passionate about sharing stories with other animal enthusiasts such as Young and her radio audience. ‘Pet-spert,’ Young offers a special look into the latest techniques, treatments, and options that will enable listeners to provide their pets with a safer, healthier, and happier life. Produced and hosted by Young, A “Paws” For Your Pet, helps listeners answer any potential questions they may have regarding the health and well-being of their beloved pet, and hosts experts in the industry like Dr. Harman regularly.