Treatment with stem cells in dogs – When to use them?

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Medicine is advancing at such great levels that it is often impossible to determine with certainty the reliability of these new discoveries. Stem cells have become the study of fashion in this decade, and it is not for less seeing what they are capable of doing.

Since its use is not yet allowed with humans, it is our dogs who seem to be enjoying and enjoying its many benefits. From osteoarthritis problems, dysplasia or cardiovascular dysfunction, to the well-known and feared IBD also called inflammatory bowel disease.

Stem cell treatments have not yet been applied to a considerable number of patients in order to make a consistent study, this means that although the dogs treated with them show great improvements, it cannot be said to be 100% effective. Obviously, thousands and thousands of patients need to be treated and observed before this can be stated.

Index of contents

  • 1 What are Stem Cells and how are they obtained?
  • 2 What diseases can stem cells cure?
  • 3 How are stem cells used?
  • 4 What should be done after stem cell treatment?
  • 5 Yako, our friend treated with stem cells
      • 5.0.1 Yako Clinical Data – Real Example of Stem Cell Treatment

But how we said the treatments applied to date in all the countries of the world where it is allowed, raise great hopes for the magnificent results obtained to date in multiple disorders, diseases and canine ailments.

How we had to live a very close case, the dog of some good friends who have always been sick since we were little, we want and we will document a complicated case treated with stem cells live. But before we will know all the important details to enter the matter.

What are Stem Cells and how are they obtained?

We are not going to enter into complex scientific definitions, so that everyone, whatever their level of knowledge of the subject, can fully understand what we are talking about.

Stem cells are cells that all living things have in the body. They have the capacity to reproduce and renew themselves, so it could be said that they are the origin of everything. In adult organisms already developed, such as your dog or mine, stem cells act by regenerating damaged body tissues, diseases, ailments, etc …

Broadly speaking, we could say that they are cells that have the ability to repair problems in the body, or in other words … to heal.

To obtain them we must go to a veterinary clinic, there they will take a little abdominal fat from our dog and send it to a specialized laboratory. The laboratory will extract the stem cells from the fat sample, isolating and reproducing them in large numbers, far superior to what the dog would naturally have.

It is a process that takes around four weeks after sending abdominal fat, so you have to be patient. Once a high number of stem cells has been reached, the laboratory will send these to the vet to be administered to our dog.

The case that we are going to deal with in this article is a dog that has obtained stem cells in one of the specialized laboratories that currently exist in Spain.

What diseases can stem cells cure?

As there is not yet a large base of cases with their respective pre and post treatment diagnoses, it is not possible to define in a list the exact number of diseases that can be cured. Stem cells are a very recent discovery, so it is unknown how far they can go.

Although thanks to the tests that are already being carried out on dogs, it can be determined that this treatment is offering excellent results in known diseases such as:

  • Arthritis
  • IBD – Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Dysplasia
  • Cancer
  • Eye ulcers
  • Torn cruciate ligaments
  • Dermatitis problems
  • Inflammatory diseases

And a long etc…. so long that it is believed that stem cells could be effective in treating more than two hundred diseases initially, many more in the not too distant future.

How are stem cells used?

It is not a medication to be administered daily, nor is it a vaccine-like injection. Stem cells are administered via a serum route in a process that usually lasts between three and four hours, that is, they must be administered by the veterinaryn.

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  • May 20, 2019: Yako is still stronger and more active than ever, at just 7 years old he weighs 39 kilos, sometimes reaching 42 (a little chubby hehe). Eat NFNatcane Beef & Vegetables mixed with a little boiled white rice. No more episodes of chronic diarrhea have been shown, although it is still a bit delicate on the stomach (it does not tolerate fatty foods well).

A failed attempt should not discourage you if your dog is also sick and you are considering using stem cells. Some dogs need two, three, and even four or five stem cell applications to recover, others just one.

If you have experience with this type of treatment and want to tell us, you can do so through the contact section of the website or by leaving a comment. Your information is sure to be helpful to many people.