Dog & Cat Success Stories

Harper - Bilateral Elbow Arthritis

After initial consult with vet for limping, Harper was put under to get x-rays of both her elbows. She was diagnosed with severe elbow dysplasia and r...

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Image of Bogey - Bilateral Cruciate Ligament Tears and Arthritis in Left Hip

Bogey - Bilateral Cruciate Ligament Tears and Arthritis in Left Hip

Bogey is a 9-year old black lab and injured the ACLs in both of his back legs. He also has advanced arthritis in his left hip. He could barely walk an...

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Image of Ava - Partial Cruciate Ligament Tears & Arthritis in Both Knees

Ava - Partial Cruciate Ligament Tears & Arthritis in Both Knees

Ava is a 115lb female Newfoundland who at the age of 3 had a partial tear in one CCL, and then a year later a partial tear in her other CCL. She's a...

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Image of Gracie Allen - Arthritis in Both Knees

Gracie Allen - Arthritis in Both Knees

9 year old Shar-Pei with arthritis in rear knees. We first noticed a problem and immediately took her in on 11/14/17. We thought she had cruciated he...

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Image of Jack - Hip Dysplasia and Arthritis in Both Hips

Jack - Hip Dysplasia and Arthritis in Both Hips

Born with hip dysplasia Results... he is able to still walk!!!! Jack is a Great Pyrenees; which is a giant breed for dogs but mom's know best..i jus...

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Image of Stuart - Bilateral Elbow Arthritis

Stuart - Bilateral Elbow Arthritis

I have a beautiful blonde lab named Stu. His favorite thing in the world is to play ball. He can do it for hours. He loves playing ball so much tha...

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Image of Gabby - Partially Torn Cruciate Ligament and Arthritis

Gabby - Partially Torn Cruciate Ligament and Arthritis

Gabby tore her left cruciate ligament and had surgery in August of 2016. During recovery of that surgery, she partially tore the right cruciate. In...

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Image of Makalia- Arthritis in both elbows

Makalia- Arthritis in both elbows

Our 8 year old golden retriever had arthroscopic surgery for right elbow dysplasia. We knew a second surgery would be necessary following an earlier...

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Image of Maverick- Hip Dysplasia and Arthritis in both hips

Maverick- Hip Dysplasia and Arthritis in both hips

Maverick, an 8 year old golden retriever, was adopted from a local humane society in February 2017. He had major difficulty going up stairs and jumpin...

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Image of Ruger- Arthritis in both stifles (knees)

Ruger- Arthritis in both stifles (knees)

Ruger was not even 4 yrs old, when he started limping and holding up his right leg. The vet said hip dysplasia, arthritis in both rear knees. He pre...

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Image of Molly- Hip arthritis, torn cruciate ligament

Molly- Hip arthritis, torn cruciate ligament

Back legs and thigh was in bad shape problem walking and running. She was about 5 years old. She was a springer spaniel. After Dr. Glenn Behan perfor...

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KC- Hips and Hock arthritis

KC was around 10 when he started limping and "rolling" on one of his back paws, he was hardly walking on it so we went to the vet and she said that it...

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Image of Baxter - severe arthritis in his hocks (ankles)

Baxter - severe arthritis in his hocks (ankles)

Baxter had severely arthritic hocks and he was only 1 year old. Luckily his veterinarian Dr. Joey Yazer suggested stem cell therapy. Baxter was in rea...

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Image of Harley - arthritis of carpi (wrists) and stifles (knees)

Harley - arthritis of carpi (wrists) and stifles (knees)

In 2009 at the age of five years old, Harley was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both carpi. Her pain was managed with medications every 8 hours, i...

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Image of Knuckles - old stifle (knee) injury

Knuckles - old stifle (knee) injury

In August 2013, Knuckles had surgery to repair a torn cruciate ligament and to stabilize luxating patella. Unfortunately, just about eight weeks af...

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Sheldon - bilateral elbow arthritis

As a young Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, Sheldon had a limp. An active pup who suddenly didn't want to go on walks, he started to get depressed. His lim...

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Image of Cooper- Veterinarian, Dr. Valerie Warmuth's Dog

Cooper- Veterinarian, Dr. Valerie Warmuth's Dog

Within the first 30 days after Cooper's stem cell therapy, we noticed a mild to moderate decrease in his hind limb lameness and an increase in his d...

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Image of Abby - quality of life for a hip dysplasia diagnosis

Abby - quality of life for a hip dysplasia diagnosis

"I have been training bird dogs most of my life. Abby was the easiest dog that I have ever trained. She was competing and placing in field trials at...

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Maka - issues with all fours

"Maka is going to be 14, and has had a lot of things wrong with him. His back leg was broken when he was 9 months old and he had elbow dysplasia surg...

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Image of Shiloh - bilateral osteoarthritis in hips

Shiloh - bilateral osteoarthritis in hips

"We chose Vet-Stem for a variety of reasons but number one was Quality of Life for Shiloh. The procedure was less invasive, had less rehab requiremen...

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Image of Zeke - Lameness from an acute injury to cruciate ligament, followed by arthritis in the knee

Zeke - Lameness from an acute injury to cruciate ligament, followed by arthritis in the knee

"Just over two years ago, Zeke, our 125 pound Leonberger, became lame after a big backcountry ski with us. The diagnosis was most likely a partial CC...

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Image of Moose - Restricted walking and pain due to dysplasia and arthritic bone growth in both front legs

Moose - Restricted walking and pain due to dysplasia and arthritic bone growth in both front legs

Description of injuries - Restricted walking and pain due to dysplasia and arthritic bone growth in both front legs, with a grim prognosis of the cond...

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Image of Derby - Severe osteoarthritis in hips, stifles, and elbows

Derby - Severe osteoarthritis in hips, stifles, and elbows

"This picture is of Derby, 14 years and going strong, due to the wonderful treatment of Dr. May at Capitola Veterinary Hospital. His improvement from...

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Image of Barley - after both cruciates ruptured, and years on pain medication, Barley was facing possible surgery

Barley - after both cruciates ruptured, and years on pain medication, Barley was facing possible surgery

"I want you to know that I fully believe stem cell therapy has significantly prolonged Barley's life and I am so glad I found out about your therapy w...

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Ruby - arthritis in both hips

Ruby was in constant pain and discomfort from arthritis in her hips. She had to be carried up stairs and could not go on car rides; her second favori...

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Image of Dakota - arthritis from hip dysplasia

Dakota - arthritis from hip dysplasia

Dakota was diagnosed with hip dysplasia when he was 3 years old. We decided to try the stem cell procedure when he was four-and-a-half, as his qualit...

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Image of Noni - cruciate ligament injury

Noni - cruciate ligament injury

"Noni did very well post procedure. She regained muscle strength and flexibility with stem cell therapy. Six months after the treatment she earned he...

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Bodie (Blue Smoke Bodacious)

The benefits we see now are that Bodie:

-is off pain medication

-runs well

-is able to hold a gait while walking quickly; less 'bunny...

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Mack - an arthritic elbow

"Mack is a 13-years-old, 70lb mixed breed. He's had great care and is internally healthy. However, his left front elbow had arthritis causing a pain...

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Floppy - the pain from arthritis was so bad he was reluctant to move much at all

"We are extremely pleased with the results. The level of pain and stiffness has decreased dramatically. It's almost like he's a puppy again! There...

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Image of Deuce - tendon and ligament damage to both hocks  from an old injury

Deuce - tendon and ligament damage to both hocks from an old injury

Deuce had tendon and ligament damage to both hocks caused from an old injury. After any form of activity, i.e. walk, run, swim, he had trouble walkin...

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Rusty - ligament injury

"Rusty tore his ACL. I don't know how. He never limped. He just slowed down."

"Rusty loved to run and play hard with his dog friends. We also w...

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Hiway

Hiway is 11 years old. She had 'arthritis' so bad in her left hip and knee it was to the point I had to carry her outside at times, which was not eas...

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Image of Zedd - arthritis from bilateral hip and elbow dysplasia

Zedd - arthritis from bilateral hip and elbow dysplasia

Zedd has bilateral hip and elbow dysplasia, diagnosed at 11 months. Now he is four and has arthritis because of the dysplasia. When we decided to see...

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Jake - osteoarthritis in both hips

Jake suffered from pain caused by chronic osteoarthritis in both hips. At the young age of seven months he had special surgery on both hips, but unfo...

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Image of Walker - severe dysplasia in both elbows

Walker - severe dysplasia in both elbows

"I'd like to share a story about my amazing dog, Walker. He was my dream dog, my future Champion, my obedience prodigy. He was bred to be these things...

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Douglas & Linda Avery & Buck

Buck is a 4-year-old English Pointer, and is an active hunting dog. He has had knee problems from the beginning, and had TPLO surgeries on both knees...

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Myrlene and Grace

"We discovered that Grace had hip dysplasia at the age of 3. It was 3 years later, at the age of 6 that the dysplasia was beginning to interfere with...

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Tabitha & Graham Unterberger & Chester

Chester was what veterinarians would call a lame dog. He had OCD in both elbows diagnosed at 8 months. Unfortunately, this disease is progressive. Imp...

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Judi & Phoebe

Phoebe, an English Mastiff, began to limp at the age of 6 months. She was growing very quickly and so we were worried. At the time, we took her to the...

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David and Jane Hoover & Granite, a Service Dog

Granite, our 8-year-old Chocolate Labrador, has suffered from degenerative bone disease and arthritis in both front elbows. Before stem cells, Granite...

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Betty and Scarlett

Scarlett is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and in the spring of 2010 at the age of 21 months I noticed that she wasn't enjoying her walks - she was...

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Barbara Crisafulli & Doc

Doc, our beloved 12-year-old Giant Schnauzer, has suffered from deterioration of the right hip for some time now. He is unable to stand for any length...

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Mike Carnahan & Liliana

Lili's VetStem treatment was performed by Dr. Ian Voelzel at Westlake Animal Hospital in Austin, Texas. Lili was diagnosed with arthritis before she w...

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Jim Williams & Bart

Bart has always been a very intense retriever. He lives his life solely to retrieve. It broke our hearts to see the pain he was...

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Tom & Linda Cattermole & Keno

In March of 2006 my 5-year-old German Shepherd, Keno, blew his left ACL while swimming in the ocean. Ten days later he blew his right ACL while simply...

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Laura and John McCabe & Honey, a Therapy Dog

Honey, our 13-year-old retriever-shepherd mix, had ruptured ligaments in both her shoulders and her knees. She had an increased lameness over the year...

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Lindsey and Jackson

Jackson was diagnosed with Osteochondrosis (OCD) at about 1yo of the front elbows. We used to walk him and often would sit down and not want to go. He...

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John Doyle & Buzz

When only 2 years old, my most promising go-to dog for cattle and sheep herding tore his right hind tendon. After researching with my veterinarian my...

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Susan & Jeff Page & Rainier

Rainer began limping and showing signs of constant pain due to elbow dysplasia around the age of only 7 months old, and by the time he was 16 months o...

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Donna and Scott Klug-Splon & Abbey

Abbey, our 12-year-old Golden Retriever had suffered from poly-arthritis for years. We had managed her pain for 4-5 years by using various alternative...

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Lisa and Bill Druary & Lawrance

Thank you very much for making stem cell therapy a viable option for our four year old Clumber spaniel Lawrance. Kurt Schulz, DVM from Burlington Verm...

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Carol and Hannah

"Our Border Collie, Hannah, has hip dysplasia and our orthopedic vet Dr. Pam Nichols, at Animal Care Center K-9 Rehab Center, told us both hips were e...

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Carl & Danielle Patrick & Forest

Forest injured his elbow running at the age of 8. He is now 13, and his elbow joint has slowly deteriorated over the last 5 years to the point at whic...

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Stacy Jeter, DVM & Glitter

I adopted Glitter from Guide Dogs for The Blind. She had pre-mature closure of growth plates that lead to a form of elbow dysplasia, and she had no ca...

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Shannon and Vixen

Agility dog returns to competition thanks to Vet-Stem Cell Therapy
Vixen finished 8th out of 300 of the top agility dogs in th...

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Sherrie Osborne & Rio the therapy dog

Rio had been a working therapy dog until his elbow dysplasia left him lame, lethargic, in pain, and with a decreased appetite. At only 18 months old h...

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Linda Jiron-Beckberger & Zeus

Zeus has had major symptoms of arthritis for the last 6 years of his life. He was always limping, had swelling of the joints, and was very unstable on...

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Talia and Tazer

Tazer, who has osteoarthritis in both elbows, was in a lot of pain and discomfort. He would sleep all day, wouldn't even eat and lost 10lbs. in a mo...

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Mocha

VetStem Cell Therapy Gives Mocha Adams a Higher Quality of LifeMocha was under a year old when I noticed she was limping after a long walk. My fear w...

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Tide Rutledge

Tide is a performance agility/sheep dog and runs with great gusto. Since 8 months of age Tide has had periodic lameness in his front left shoulder af...

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Tucker's Quality of Life Saved by VetStem

Tucker was a 4-year-old Boxer who was EXPLOSIVE in his energy level. He would run and play outside for 4-6 hours a day. One day he saw a cat and foll...

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Small - Feline with Multiple Fractures

In November 2007, our cat 'Small' fell from a considerable height of six floors and shattered three of his legs. Here, in India, Small had two surger...

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Image of Zo - Feline with Severe Arthritis in Both Elbows

Zo - Feline with Severe Arthritis in Both Elbows

Always a friendly and social cat, my thirteen-year-old tortoise shell “Zo” was now spending her days lying on my bed. Isolated, she rarely left the ro...

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Clyde - Feline with Arthritis

Clyde has arthritis and could not go up or down stairs. Coat unkempt, could not go up in the cat tree. Clyde is now able to run up and down the st...

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Rascal - Arthritis in hip and knee

Rascal was rescued from a local shelter at the approximate age of 2 in 2008. He is a Heinz 57 mixed breed. Six weeks after we adopted him, he tore hi...

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