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Stem Cells for Dogs

Just when you thought you have heard everything, something new has popped into the scene.  Stem cell therapy for you pet.  While this may sound wacky, this really is an amazing lifesaver to many animals.  Often even saving the owner money in the long run.

If you own a pet, then you know that many people think of their pet as their child.  They would do anything for them.  Pets nowadays are just about as expensive as a child, especially when illness enters the picture.

If you have ever had taken the burden of expense and stress of having a sick pet, you will understand whole heartedly.  There are often many trips to the vets office, some in an emergency.  You try different food and the animal is put on various medications while several tests are preformed.  A different round of medication usually ensues, and then you are referred out to a specialist.  Just like with human doctors, there is usually a wait period to get in to see the specialist.  After another extensive and expensive span of tests and more medications, you are sent home with a diagnosis and also a plan of actions which requires more trips and more treatments.

Your dog looks at you lovingly, begging you to take care of him or her.  You fret about the expensive but know that this is the only option available because you can not bear the thought of putting your beloved pet to sleep because of the inconvenience of expense, plus there is always hope.

Having a very sick pet is a long journey and it is heartbreaking.  Stem cell therapy for your pet has arrived to take away a lot of that burden.  Recovery rates with animals that receive stem cells are much better than even humans.  Animals are much better patients, they don’t get in their own way as we often do.  When they feel bad, they sleep.  We still have responsibility.  They just want to get better to be around for you.  You are their life.  We wonder if death wouldn’t be a better option.  Then there is our ego.  We often think we know better and do not always follow the directions given to us by our health care practitioner.

Fat is taken from your pet as he is anesthetized.  The stem cells are ready in two days and are injected back into your pet at a routine in-office visit.  The cost is $2,500.  Disease is not the only thing that stem cells will work on for you pet, inflammation and pain responds well to stem cell therapy.

Amnionic Fluid-Another Source For Stem Cells

Fetal stem cells have been another source of controversy through the years.  Some people disagree with using a fetus for stem cell research.  Several factors are involved in the controversy.  Aborted fetuses, via abortion, were used at one time for a source of fetal stem cells.  Unplanned miscarriages are another source.  These avenues evokes many … Continue reading

More on Stem Cells From Baby Teeth

Don’t toss out those baby teeth just yet. Why? Because teeth – especially baby teeth – hold promise in stem cell therapy. In a research paper by Masako Miura, et al, from the Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Masako Miura shows the … Continue reading

Stem Cell Research Pros and Cons

Like everything in life, stem cell research is not exempt from having both pros and cons. Let’s look at some aspects about stem cell research pros and cons that are of particular interest and usefulness to anyone interested in the subject of stem cells. Stem cell research has been shrouded in controversy as people fight … Continue reading

Breast Cell Found To Have Stem Cell Like Capabilities Of Producing Cancer

Stem cell – like cells can be turned cancerous in breast tissue.  Researchers from Michigan State University characterized two types of breast epithelial cell types, with one type possessing the ability to become mutinous under certain conditions because these particular cells exhibit stem cell-like characteristics that can turn into breast cancer. The epithelial cells make … Continue reading

Adult Stem Cells and the Brain

Neural stem cells are not only abundant in humans forming in the womb but in adult humans as well. Fred H. Gage, from The Salk Institute, Laboratory of Genetics, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA., identified the many neural stem cells present in the human brain. The paper titled: “Mammalian Neural Stem Cells” … Continue reading

Embryonic Stem Cell Alternatives

Most people have heard of the possibilities that embryonic stem cell therapies have been promoting. Up to the last decade or so, people considered embryonic stem cells the only source of cells that can turn into any tissue in the body. Mesenchymal cells that are found in the blood marrow of adults show similar capabilities … Continue reading

Stem Cell Research Pros

Stem cell research pros has shown us that stem cells are special cells which, when given specialized signal, can become any part of the body needed for regeneration.  The body may need muscle cells, blood cells, skin cells, organ cells, nervous system cells, etc.  The stem cells will go in and sweep up the cells … Continue reading

Natural Stem Cells Help Stroke Victims

Good news for Stroke patients! Research shows that stem cells continue to produce neurons after a stroke to aid in the regeneration of the brain. “Persistent Production of Neurons from Adult Brain Stem Cells During Recovery after Stroke” is a paper written by Pär Thored, et al, at the Laboratory of Neurogenesis and Cell Therapy, … Continue reading

Which Source of Stem Cells is Best?

Many people wonder what the best source of mesenchymal stem cells is: Bone marrow? Umbilical cord blood? Adipose or fat? Let’s look at the findings of Susan Kern, et al, from the Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunology, German Red Cross Blood Service of Baden-Württemberg–Hessen, Mannheim, Germany. In a paper titled: “Comparative Analysis of Mesenchymal … Continue reading