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Stem Cell Treatment Gives Retired Military Service Dog New Lease on Life
Fox News ^ | November 26, 2010 | Foz News

Posted on 11/27/2010 9:58:37 AM PST by algernonpj

A retired military service dog is getting a new lease on life in Washington, D.C., after undergoing a revolutionary stem cell treatment. ... The cutting-edge treatment helps dogs grow new cartilage by injecting stem cells from their own fat, normally from the abdomen, into the affected joint. The treatment takes about three days and has an 80 percent success rate, MyFoxDC.com reported.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: adiposetissue; adultstemcells; cartilage; dog; dogping; fat; germanshepherd; militarydog; stemcell; stemcells

1 posted on 11/27/2010 9:58:40 AM PST by algernonpj
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; apackof2; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; metmom; ...
WOOOF!

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2 posted on 11/27/2010 10:02:31 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: algernonpj
The cutting-edge treatment helps dogs grow new cartilage by injecting stem cells from their own fat, normally from the abdomen, into the affected joint.

Hmmm, I degenerative joint disease in my knee and more than enough fat to harvest some stem cells.

3 posted on 11/27/2010 10:03:18 AM PST by Gamecock (New TSA Slogans: 1. If We Don’t Get Off, You Don’t Get On 2. We Love Your Fly and It Shows)
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To: algernonpj; USMCWife6869; Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Dick Vomer; Kozak; ...
GERMAN SHEPHERD PING LIST

Flora Berkemeyer

This is a low-volume list………so don’t worry!

(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

4 posted on 11/27/2010 10:10:32 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: algernonpj
ADULT stem cell ping!
5 posted on 11/27/2010 10:19:13 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: algernonpj
This treatment sound similar to that given to Roxy, a german shepherd with problems in her elbows.


6 posted on 11/27/2010 10:21:26 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: jimfree; Gamecock
ADULT stem cell ping!

Yup. Wouldn't it be great if this translates into treatment for arthritis and other degenerative joint disease for people as well as their dogs!
7 posted on 11/27/2010 10:26:11 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

What a beautiful dog.

Wow I sure miss my Gus. He was a Shepherd as well.


8 posted on 11/27/2010 10:43:42 AM PST by Not gonna take it anymore
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To: algernonpj

Awww. what a good boy. There is a back story on this as well. The family who owns him lost their son in Iraq or Afghan and this dog was his partner/pal over there. The family, obviously, really loves this doggie.


9 posted on 11/27/2010 11:04:59 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I wonder if this will help with hip dysplasia (sp?)?

A friend’s 9 year old shepard is on medication for the pain.


10 posted on 11/27/2010 11:20:15 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Glad to know about German Shepherd ping list, please add me to it.


11 posted on 11/27/2010 11:49:51 AM PST by spitter
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

My two shepherds are 3 years old today (brother and sister) and “sis” is having right rear leg problems, She sort of skips when walking. She has plenty of energy and runs and plays all the time. The only time you can tell there is a problem is when she is walking. We have exrayed her hips and knees and they look great. I have been reading about Degenerative Myelopathy and pray it is’nt DM. I have an appointment with her Dr. on Monday for further action.
I ran accross a web site that does tests on DNA to check for DM. They send you a kit and you return it to them for diagnosis. Its the only place I saw that indicated they can definitely diagnosis the desease.
Has anyone ever encountered this or used an orginaziation as this?


12 posted on 11/27/2010 1:48:48 PM PST by depenzz (Its what you learn after you know it all that counts.)
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To: depenzz

If you haven’t tried Marjorie Zimmerman then you might want to contact her. She had a site devoted exclusively to DM (diagnosed), but it seems to be defunct. Otherwise, see her “Contact Marjorie” tag near the bottom.

http://www.mzjf.info/hgate/

She might be helpful in resources for dogs undiagnosed. I happened upon her in a GS forum (no longer around) and she had so much common sense unlike most “GS lovers” that I put a good deal of stock in her, including putting 1 of my dogs on her HG site (the other deserves it more - what a mess she is!!!). She developed the sites after I “met” her on line, and she has even promoted GS health issues and her site in the GS Review since.


13 posted on 11/27/2010 2:19:06 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: spitter; All

Does anyone know of a treatment for a dog going deaf real quick, no ear infection.?


14 posted on 11/27/2010 3:31:33 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Gamecock

Hubby has it in his knee too, mine is hands, and 4 disc. Why are we being given ‘pig guts’ which is very temporary and takes 5 shots (about $350 per shot), instead of this?


15 posted on 11/27/2010 3:58:09 PM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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To: algernonpj; decimon

ping


16 posted on 11/27/2010 4:00:51 PM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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To: GailA
Hubby has it in his knee too, mine is hands, and 4 disc. Why are we being given ‘pig guts’ which is very temporary and takes 5 shots (about $350 per shot), instead of this?

Stricter requirements for approval for human use? Whatever the reason, let's hope they advance to people soon.

17 posted on 11/27/2010 4:13:16 PM PST by decimon
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To: GailA

I suspect it hasn’t received FDA approval yet; hopefully in the next year or two.....


18 posted on 11/27/2010 4:52:24 PM PST by Gamecock (New TSA Slogans: 1. If We Don’t Get Off, You Don’t Get On 2. We Love Your Fly and It Shows)
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To: GailA

ping thanks


19 posted on 11/27/2010 5:23:36 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Awww!!! Good doggie!!


20 posted on 11/27/2010 6:31:08 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: goat granny

I would get them to a vet teaching hospital ASAP, if it’s possible for you - that is disturbing!


21 posted on 11/27/2010 6:36:53 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: algernonpj; vetvetdoug; Coleus; Peach; airborne; Asphalt; Dr. Scarpetta; I'm ALL Right!; ...

bump & a stem cell ping


22 posted on 11/27/2010 9:23:00 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: GnuHere

I had her to the vet and she just said Pepper had yeast infection, I had somestuff to clean her ears everyday and put in some drops. Its almost like getting worse since I started that....I think the U of Michigan has a vet college. My daughter had her horse up there twice...I’ll talk to her about where exactly to go....thanks...


23 posted on 11/27/2010 9:41:17 PM PST by goat granny
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To: neverdem

BTTT


24 posted on 11/28/2010 4:41:18 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: goat granny

Sorry, I tried to get back to you and FR seemed to be unresponsive. I was going to say that my dog has been to several specialists at the vet hospital (Mizzou in my case), including for cancer, a chronic eye condition, and back surgery, and I have been happy with all the care and their thoroughness.


25 posted on 11/29/2010 6:24:42 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: GnuHere

thanks for the info...When FR goes down I get to clean house, don’t know if thats good or bad...:O)


26 posted on 11/30/2010 12:24:08 AM PST by goat granny
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