Stem Cell Therapy/Treatment
Has anyone had stem cell therapy or treatment done to a dog, cat or horse? My GSD, who is 10+ and alot of arthritis in his right hind and right shoulder (does not have dysplasia), could use some help. He now gets Duramaxx daily and Adequan injections 2 x month. I also give him glucosamine and other vitamins. He is on all natural dog food (Chicken Soup or other brands that are all fresh ingredients and not parts or filler). His weight is good, but I can see discomfort and less activity. I was reading about the stem cell treatment and thought it might be worth a try. He is my companion around the barn as well as the house. He tries to hard to be with me. He is about 110 lbs, which is fine for his structure and type.
Another questions about IRAP
Ok, new question -- what does anyone know about IRAP? My equine vet was out today and we talked about the success she has had with horses and joints using this procedure and it's alot less costly. They can do the prep on premise as well. Does anyone know if it has been used in dogs? It is a procedure where the blood is drawn and prepared with something else and centrifuged (I may be missing some steps here) and re-injected in the joint site which helps it to rebuild and heal. Very intriguing!!
It is available for people too
the stem cell platelet rich plasma prolotherapy works great in people, too. It is like I- rap. I have done it for hyper-mobile pelvis ligaments. www.treatingpain.com explains it under the heading of re generation. pm for more info