Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tucker Gets His Life Back With Stem Cell Therapy

by Vet-Stem

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 followed it off a 12-foot embankment at a dead run.

He sailed through the air and when he landed his right rear leg buckled.  

When he got up he was limping and it got worse after a few days, so his pet parents took him to the vet and he was put on anti-inflammatory medication.

This went on and off for the next 12 months as his hind leg deteriorated to the point that he could not walk up steps and stopped playing outside.  

He did not want to go on walks anymore, other than to go outside and take care of business.  His pet parents were scared that he would not be able to walk at all in 6-12 more months.

Then they found out about Vet-Stem and, 1 month past his 5th birthday, Tucker got his stem cell treatment.

Well, it took 6 months to fully take effect, but Tucker was back to his old self of running, jumping, and playing for hours outside.  

It's been almost three years since Tucker had the treatment and he is like a young Boxer again.


Since its formation in 2002, Vet-Stem has endeavored to improve the lives of animals through regenerative medicine. As the first company in the United States to provide an adipose-derived stem cell service to veterinarians for their patients, Vet-Stem pioneered the use of regenerative stem cells in veterinary medicine.

 Looking to the future, Vet-Stem is actively investigating stem cell therapy for immune-mediated and inflammatory diseases, as well as organ disease and failure. Vet-Stem works with its human medicine partners in the hope that Vet-Stem’s work in the veterinary field will lead to advances in human medical treatment so that both animal and owner will reap the benefits of these efforts in the form of a markedly improved quality of life.

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