Teddy suffered with arthritis in his hips and legs, hearing impairment, and skin allergies before his treatment.
“She is now going up and down stairs on her own and outside to play with the other dogs. ‘Three months ago this was impossible’, says Amey’s owner. ‘This has truly been a miracle’. “
“He is able to take her for walks, she is playing with the other dogs, and she is sleeping through the night for the first time since they adopted her with no urinary accidents! Dr. Charlie has been astounded at Midnight’s response to stem cell therapy.”
“Dog went from pain 5-6 to pain 0-1 (0-6) in initial 30 days after stem cells.”
PATIENT: Midnight 12yo Labrador Retriever
CONDITION TREATED: Arthritis
VET: Dr. Charlie
Midnight’s owners adopted her at 11 years of age. She came to them with multiple issues. She had severe arthritis in all joints and had urinary incontinence. Midnight was taking medicine for both issues daily. Although on NSAIDS her pain/lameness was rating 4-5 out of 5 prior to stem cell treatment. At Midnight’s 30 day recheck, she was happy and curious, walking all over the hospital to greet the staff! Her dad states that Midnight is no longer on pain medications or medication for incontinence. He is able to take her for walks, she is playing with the other dogs, and she is sleeping through the night for the first time since they adopted her with no urinary accidents! Dr. Charlie has been astounded at Midnight’s response to stem cell therapy.
PATIENT: Amey 7yo Shih Tzu
CONDITION TREATED: Hip dysplasia & Arthritis
VET: Dr. Kim
Amey has a history of severe limping since the age of 2 with mild lameness in her hind end. NSAIDS were not providing relief any longer. Amey’s x-rays showed hip dysplasia and arthritis in her right stifle and both hind hocks.
Her owner had to carry her most everywhere. She was not able to walk more than a few feet before she would resort to getting around by scooting her back end. Her owner was seriously considering euthanasia due to the quality of life she felt Amey had. Then she was introduced to stem cell therapy.
Now 90 days after treatment, Dr. Oliver reports ‘remarkable improvement’ in Amey’s mobility. ‘The initial lameness is now non-detectable’! Her owner states that she has a happy dog again! She is now going up and down stairs on her own and outside to play with the other dogs. ‘Three months ago this was impossible’, says Amey’s owner. ‘This has truly been a miracle’.
CONDITION TREATED: Bilateral Coxofemoral Arthritis
and mild proprioception defects
Sasha had spent her life protecting her family and now he wanted to let her have a good, pain free life. Hip arthritis bilaterally but most noted in left rear, spinal spondylosis. There was mild proprioceptive defeciets in rear legs that has not improved but owner feels dog is acting much better and you can hear owner say that when she squated to urinate “She used to fall down when she did that before!” A lick granuloma on the front leg improved initially and continues to heal slowly. Dog went from pain 5-6 to pain 0-1 (0-6) in initial 30 days after stem cells.
Treating Air Charlie.
14yo Australian Shepherd
I’m writing to tell you about the progress of our wonderful 14 year old Australian Shepherd, Air Charlie pictured above from a photo we took this morning. Charlie successfully beat cancer this year following removal of a stage 1 sarcoma and subsequent radiation treatments but still suffered from arthritis in his hips. This latter condition was starting to interfere with his ability to engage in daily activities. His liver functions were also increasing likely due to the chronic use of a Coxib inhibitor.
Dr. Voynick and I decided, given that Charlie’s otherwise overall health status was excellent and he remained filled with an amazing spirit, to try stem cell therapy. Our hope was that stem cell treatment might provide sufficient improvement in his hips to permit stopping the anti-inflammatory agent (in addition to helping his overall liver function in general). He received stem cell therapy on June 20, 2010.
Read the rest of Air Charlie's story
For several days just after the stem cell treatment he clearly wanted to take it easy and we did not see any worsening or any improvement. But then exactly 5 days post procedure, changes started to occur. Since then, and visible on a daily basis, Charlie’s whole attitude has become increasingly more positive. He is vibrant and really, really happy. Each day he seems stronger and more easily able to get around. We stopped giving him the Coxib inhibitor unless he really appeared to need it which was not often.
It is now late September. He no longer needs medication for his hips except on rare occasion when we use it PRN. He moves around much more easily. He is wagging his tail and smiling all the time. He takes his daily walks and can often be seen trotting after the younger dogs (like a good old dog but what we now refer to as Charlie “running”). He still likes to sleep a lot which is expected at this age, but all in all we all agree that Charlie has had noticeable improvement and is truly a “younger” dog than he was before he had the stem cell treatment. He is doing the stairs more easily too and oh yes, an odd sore on his back paw that would just not heal is completely gone!
Pretty unbelievable results overall. We are very happy we were able to work with Dr. Voynick and provide stem cell therapy to our beloved Air Charlie. I’m happy to speak to other interested parties to help other animals take advantage of this wonderful technology.
7yo German Shepherd
Dr. Colin Sherry,
Champion Lake Vet Centre
In early 2014 Brutus started to develop a range of mobility problems including falling over, his back legs dragging and he could no longer get up on the bed. His owners, Katrina and XXXX Larkin, became very concerned by his rapid deterioration.
“He was very stressed and anxious” said Katrina. “He couldn’t even shake himself dry or wag his tail and he had become incontinent”
Brutus’s vet suspected Degenerative Myelopathy, a progressive disease of the spinal cord which can result in complete paralysis and is generally considered untreatable.
Read the rest of Brutus's story
“We didn’t have any experience with treating Degenerative Myelopathy in our clinic so we contacted Medivet. They had used the therapy in the US with encouraging results” – Dr Cherry “Dr Cherry made sure we understood that the treatment was experimental and that there may not be any improvement. Brutus’s symptoms were getting worse, he was falling over a hundred times a day, could not get onto the couch or the bed, had difficulty getting up from a laying position and was very anxious as he went from being a strong athletic dog to an invalid in the space of a few short weeks, so we decided to go ahead with the stem cell therapy.”
Dr Cherry extracted Brutus’s own stem cells from a small sample of stomach fat and activated them using the Medivet process. These activated stem cells were then injected into Brutus’s spine. Additional stem cells were also cryobanked for later use if ever required “Brutus received the therapy in May and we have been absolutely delighted with the results” says Katrina “Within 3 to 4 weeks the number of falls had significantly reduced and he was a much happier boy. Now five months later his quality of life is enormously better and he is still improving every day. While he still has a slight drag in one back leg, he has completely stopped falling over, can run and jump onto the bed and there are no more accidents to clean up.”