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Jersey
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Roo
Roo

My name is Roo, and I am an Australian Cattle Dog.  I was born on 7/11/2007, in Sequin, Texas.  Here is a picture of me when I was only 5 months old.

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I was in charge of chasing the cattle, and followed my family around the ranch.  It wasn’t until I was about 6 years old that I started having difficulty walking.  Here is a picture of me in September of 2013.  I was gaining weight, and I could no longer sit properly.  I was lying down to eat my meals.  I could only walk maybe 20 feet and would have to lie down.  Life was not fun.

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I visited Dr. Jeff Glover of Floresville, TX, my Veterinarian, and he referred me to the Vet School up at Texas A&M.  At the Vet School, Dr. Saunders diagnosed that I had deterioration of both femoral heads.  This is apparent in my x-ray.

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At first, the doctors thought I would be a candidate for a double hip replacement, but that was a no-go when Dr. Saunders found I had Cushing’s disease.  In short, this disease would not allow the calcium of my bones to grow around the prosthetic.  Cushing’s disease was also the cause of my little pot belly.  Dr. Glover prescribed Vetrol to control my Cushing’s.

I was able to convince my mistress to take me on a subsequent visit with Dr. Glover, in May of 2014; it was decided to try Stem Cell Therapy.  It was a good idea.  Dr. Glover’s associate, Dr. Ramsey of Perrin-410 Veterinarian Hospital, San Antonio, TX, has experience in Stem Cell Therapy.  I donated my own fat cells from my belly, and the stem cells were extracted from the fat cells at the Perrin-410 facility.  The stem cells were injected into my hip joints the same day.  There were enough stem cells harvested for another 2 injection therapies.  The remainder of the stem cells were shipped overnight to Medivet, and put in cryogenic storage.  Two more annual injections were performed by Dr. Glover.

Now, 2 & 1/2 years later, I am the scourge of squirrels.   I retired and moved to Florida.  No more cattle.  Attached to this email, I have included a video of me and my sister chasing a squirrel today.

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Murphy
Murphy

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Murphy was 4-1/2 months when we brought him home. He was found running around loose by the Animal care and control, and no one claimed him. I had just lost Max, our Great Dane, so when I saw Murphy it was love at first sight.
Murphy was very special from day one. He was the perfect dog, calm, and loving- so much so that he became the youngest therapy dog to become part of Pets on Wheels. He visited nursing homes, and helped tutor a boy with special needs at a junior high school, and then moved up to visiting patients at the Virginia Piper Cancer Center while they were going through their treatments. He volunteered every week to visit those in need; and loved meeting and greeting people; always being the perfect ‘gentleman’. He had that intuitive canine knowledge and would walk right over to a person, even if they were sleeping, and nudge them. 100% of the time those people needed him most, and would tell us of the dog(s) they left at home, or how specials dogs have been in their lives.
When he was a little over 3 years old, he became a trained service dog for my husband as well, and went where ever we went; yet still completed his visits at the cancer center.
Murphy has what was stated by the vet as “shallow hips”; not hip dysplasia. However, when he was 6 and he tore his ACL, he was not a candidate for surgery because his other hip would not be able to compensate. So we found a person that makes orthopedic braces for animals and got Murphy a brace to wear until his knee healed. Well, the brace worked so well, that he started to run and slipped on some mud, fracturing his pelvis. I can still hear his shrieks when he landed. We immediately called Pecan Grove Animal Hospital.
So let me digress. When Murphy tore his ACL, I did my homework, and researched stem cell therapy and found that MediVet was the best choice. The procedure was done in a signal day; and when harvesting stem cells, I read that it is really important, as there are millions more cells when they are not shipped back and forth; it is also not as hard on the animal, as they are still under the affects of the anesthesia. And at this point we had no choice but stem cell therapy. Had it not been a viable alternative for us, he would have suffered too much and forcing us to make the choice to put him down.
MediVet provided us with a list of veterinarians that used their process in my area. After interviewing different clinics, I chose Dr. Velvet Edwards of Pecan Grove Animal Hospital. Dr. Velvet Edwards was amazing. She explained everything to us and was incredibly excited about stem cell therapy and all it can do. We spoke to a few other veterinarians, but no one came close to the compassion that Dr. Edwards showed. Although Murphy is a very large dog, she made it work and within 30 days he was walking; 60 days he was moving well, and 90 days he was back to work at the cancer center.
Murphy is now 10 years old and has degenerative disc issues and has had 2 surgeries for cancer. He now walks with a ‘wheelchair’ (walking wheels) and appears to be cancer free; however, he is retired from the Piper Cancer Center visits.
I was so excited about Stem Cell Therapy that I video taped the process and loaded it on youtube so I could share it with others. I have included the before and after pictures as well as the entire process of taking the fat and converting it to stem cells in a single day, then injecting it into the dog.
We have had over 4 wonderful years that we would never have had without the stem cell therapy, and Murphy is worth it. He has given more of himself to our family and our community than I have ever seen of a human, and is still as gentle and loving as ever.

Miso
Miso
Miso is my 1 yr old Bulldog. She is 1/2 Olde English bull dog 1/2 Shorty bull dog. Miso’s story starts in 2010 way before she was even conceived. My beautiful Bulldog Shin started this journey for us. Shin was a big girl, 85 lbs of 1/2 English 1/2 American bulldog. She was a strong girl with a personality to match. While on vacation in 2014 Shin blew out both her knees and after many vet consults it was discovered that she also had hip dysplasia. We made the horrifying decision to put her down because the outlook was not good and we were unaware of stem cell therapy at that time. It was a devastating loss to both me and my husband.
This is where Miso’s story begins:
July of 2015 Miso is born and I see this little black beauty that I just had to have, her face reminded me of Shin. Miso comes home to us and we fight thru many health issues the first few months, Parvo being one and she survived. She is a fighter that’s for sure.
So at 1 yr old I decide to have her X-rayed all over to check and make sure her bone structure was sound, I didn’t not want to ever experience again what I did with Shin. Well it came back that Miso has hip dysplasia and I was devastated again.
I started doing my research and I came across MediVet and Stem Cell Technology and decided that would be our best course of action for Miso , I found Dr. Newland in Scottsdale Arizona and made our appointment.
Miso has bad hips but is not displaying any signs of trouble yet but I wanted to be pro active and start therapy now to prevent any problems in the future. Dr Newland retrieved 1.1 billion Stem Cells from Miso and Injected her hips and we were able to bank 7 more vials for future use if needed. Miso received her Stem Cells on Sept 1, 2016 and is doing very well. I don’t have before and after because it has not been long enough yet to see any changes. We will be doing new X-rays every 6 months to a year to follow her progress but I have high hopes that she will be A-OK!
Miso is my service dog and my little angel! I can not imagine my world without her in it. She brings me such peace and enjoyment everyday and I am so very thankful for MediVet and Dr. Newland for fixing her right up!

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Lord Dagger
Lord Dagger

Lord Dagger is an English Mastiff that was born like any other puppy, the size of a mouse that could fit in your hand. He grew and grew, like Clifford the red children’s story dog, doubling his weight every time he had a check up at the vet’s office. Unfortunately, with size like that comes health problems. His final weight was over 200 pounds. He tore his left back ACL when he was only a couple of years old slipping on ice in the winter. I always thought that dogs were sure footed and were not subject to the same slips and falls that humans have, but not the case. A year later, he stepped in a gopher hole and tore his right back ACL. Both times, we did stem cell on him and he is walking today because of this amazing procedure. He did not have to endure lengthy, expensive orthopedic surgery that comes with risks of infection and rejection. He simply went in for the fat cell harvesting and injections and amazingly, he was walking without lengthy recovery time. He is now 9.5 years old, living past their life expectancy of 8 years, that is an amazing thing. Please see his picture to get an idea of how massive he is. He is truly a gentle giant with a kind heart and friendly disposition. We also have a few cats that he lives with and they climb all over him and snuggle with him in the winter months to keep warm and he just nuzzles with them. He loves car rides but as you can see by the pics, fitting in can be a challenge. He is famous at our vet’s office because he does not like to go in the office and lays on his side in the parking lot in rebellion, and there is no moving a 200 pound dog if he does not want to move. So, my wonderful group of vet care givers, both physicians and techs at Animal General, treat him outside or in the back of my SUV. I cannot be more blessed to have found them for my dog and he is alive and walking today because of them and their amazing stem cell procedure. Unfortunately, I do not have video to share but I do have pictures of my beautiful mastiff. Lord Dagger is the king in our household and is the epitome of the breed being both gentle and protective, just a mass of fur and love. Thank you for looking and reading our story.

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Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann

Lisa Ann is a 13 yr old corgi mix whom we adopted in her senior years. She started having difficulty with standing and could only walk short distances.  She was not able to squat, and without our help holding her up, she would sit while urinating.  Due to Lisa Ann’s age, we did not feel that she was a good surgical candidate, and we did not really know what choices we had left to us, to give her a good quality of life.

We consulted with Dr. Mauer, who introduced us to the stem cell therapy treatment that was available for dogs like Lisa Ann.  Stem cell therapy treatment was performed on 5/23/16, and almost immediately we started seeing improvement in her mobility.

The first week after her treatment, she was able to wag her tail, something that was difficult for her to do previously. By week 4 she was able to manage getting in/out the doggie door on her own, and by week 6, it was as if a light switch had turned on.

Lisa Ann walks now, using with both back legs independently, with no “bunny hop” motions. She is able to go in/out the doggie door with ease. She can squat on her own.  When the doorbell rings, and she can run to the door with the other dogs.  At dinner time, she now gets excited, barks and runs to her food dish.  These activities are all milestones for her. We could not be more pleased with the results of her stem cell therapy treatment.  Our only regret is that we did not do this sooner for her.

 

 

 

Joey
Joey

Joey is now a 6-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Our initial discovery of his problems came about during a routine vet visit where our vet stated that his breed is prone to degenerative hip and joint problems. At this time, he was just 2 years old and we did not think much about the statement made on his health as he was still in puppy mode and able to do all he wanted. As his age increased we noticed his ability to jump up on to the couch was restrictive, by the way if you look in the dictionary under Cavalier King Charles, you will find in it means LAP DOG, and Joey lives up to that term, he is never not on a lap when on the couch. So his abilities for jumping was the first observation of something happening to his body. Now Joey is not overweight, he is a larger Cav at 22 pounds but he has always been on the big side so at first we thought it may be due to his size. Our regular visits to our vet proved us wrong as it became more evident that his skeleton structure was being affected by the dysplasia. At the age of 5 we noticed that he was not even trying to jump up and when he laid down he would sit to one side and not lay flat out and stretched with his paws forward nor back as he used to do.
We heard about a Dr. in the Pittsburgh area that performed stem cell treatment on dogs so we looked into the process involved and realized that rather than total hip replacement, as was mentioned for him, that we would try the stem cell treatment. Well, since we were living in South Carolina we made the trip to the Pittsburgh area after having all the pre-procedure tests successfully completed to determine that he would be a good candidate, and had the first procedure performed in November of 2015.
Our trip back to SC was uneventful although he was a bit tired and sore he managed quite well for the 10+ hour drive. Once back in SC we were to limit his activities and only do short walks for a while and keep him from jumping as much as possible for a week or so. However, brother Timmy, a Papillion of the same age, had other plans for Joey and the two of them were off and running about the house with reckless abandon just as before when Joey was young. Our realization was that something was working for Joey and we were excited to see such progress in a very short time. We spoke to the PA Dr. who said that there were cases of this rapid improvement but the real results would be seen in the long run over 6-8 months.
To state the obvious, Joey was back to his old self in the continuing months and all seemed to be going well for him. In September of 2016 we confirmed an appointment for Joey back in PA to have the stored stem cells injected as a follow-up treatment. Joey and I again made the trip from SC to PA and his stem cells were retrieved from the storage facility by the Vet group. Joey was injected in September and it is now November and we continue to be amazed at his improvement as he is back to his old self of running, jumping on the couch and playing with Timmy as though he was a puppy again.
I cannot state enough that the process of stem cell treatment worked so well for Joey and that we are relieved that his improvements continue. We hope that others out there take this into consideration for a choice of treatment and while there are no guarantees that every dog, cat or animal will have the same results our kid did, we are very grateful for todays’ technology that made this all possible.

Joe
Joe

Joe was a stray German Shepherd dog who was found by Animal Control on the streets of New Brunswick, NJ. Then Joe accidentally fell into a well but miraculously he was saved by some brave firemen. After being rescued and then adopted by Linda Frederick, Joe was accepted into training for the NJ Rescue and Recovery K9 Unit. Roughly 2 years ago, both of Joe’s knees started failing due to his active search and rescue lifestyle. Joe could barely walk anymore let alone run. Linda was distraught by this and so she reached out to Dr. Derfuss, DVM, who utilized stem cell therapy to restore Joe’s knees with spectacular results. Joe can now go back to work where he is happy, active and healthy. In Joe’s spare time, he resides at Linda Frederick’s animal shelter, Animal Assistance 501c3 which is located in East Brunswick, NJ.

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Jack
Jack

My wife Kenda and I have been volunteers for a local dog shelter called “Dogs Forever” for over five years. Four years ago our shelter took in a senior Flat Coated Retriever that had lost his owner due to a car accident. Jack seemed very morose. But he would perk up when Kenda would walk into the shelter with me for our shifts. Jack was in a lot of pain from an accident of unknown circumstances when he lived with his previous owner. He had a broken left hip that had been pinned back together. Even with pain medication, Jack was only able to walk for short distances.
With each of our shifts at the dog shelter, Kenda formed a strong bond with Jack. So we decided to foster him. One month later we formally adopted Jack. He was eight years old then. Today Jack is 4 years old. Last year we took Jack for one of his yearly visits to his veterinarian. We were introduced to a new veterinarian that said that he may be able to help Jack with his pain and consequently maybe with his mobility. He told us about stem cell therapy. After discussing the benefits of this procedure with the new veterinarian, we decided to have the procedure applied to Jack.
After the procedure, we went through many months of working with Jack to help him get the maximum benefits from the procedure.Those first several months were very disappointing and we questioned whether we had wasted our money on the procedure. But as the year following the Stem Cell Therapy passed by, we began to notice that Jack was no longer whimpering when his pain meds were wearing off. And that he was running alongside his American Eskimo “brother” Juneau when we would take them for walks. And Jack would occasionally jump up on the couch. And now over a year after the procedure, Jack is acting like a puppy! No doubt the Stem Cell Therapy enriched the life of our beloved boy Jack.

Hogan
Hogan

Hogan, (aka Mellow Yellow) my purebred yellow lab was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia at 2 years old at which time he was already going lame. Fortunately I was able to afford surgery at that time for my lovely fur child and he did well after that until 6 when he started developing severe arthritis and was on the very of lameness once again. Poor sweet Hoggie, such a people dog, I couldn’t let him suffer. I was desperate to find something to help him. And boy did stem cell therapy do that. I had his treatment done at Kamloops Vet Clinic in BC with extra stem cells in a cyrobank at MediVet. 6 months after his treatment he stopped limped and is still going strong today at almost 10 years old. A miracle cure in my opinions. I am so grateful! He is such a good-natured people dog – his is my child.

Fargo
Fargo

Beautiful Story of Fargo’s Stem Cell Therapy

THE BOO
THE BOO

The Boo is a 15 year old, 7lbs long-haired spayed female Chihuahua.

During the time frame of 2014 – 2016, The Boo’s mobility began to diminish. Her front paws morphed to ‘flippers’ and The Boo could barely walk more than a few steps and was in constant pain.

The Boo is under the world class care of Dr. Nicole Rickard of Chase Farm Veterinary Hospital in Dartmouth, MA.

Early on, there wasn’t much Dr. Rickard was able to do for The Boo other than pain management and Rimadyl was prescribed. Orthopedic surgery to insert metal rods / pins to somewhat straighten The Boo’s legs was not a viable option due to her diminutive size. Dr. Rickard felt this type of procedure would not add to the quality of The Boo’s life and would cause more pain and chronic infections would be likely.

In early 2016, I express my concern of long-term Rimadyl use damaging The Boo’s liver. It was during this discussion that Dr. Rickard discussed stem cell therapy as an option for The Boo. Chihuahuas are a long-lived breed. Aside for the front leg issue, The Boo was/is very healthy with many years ahead of her. I wanted those years to be quality, not quantity.

The most difficult part of the procedure was harvesting enough fat from the 7lbs The Boo. Attached is the video taken less than 24 hours post-stem cell procedure. And, there’s no stopping her. I have included photos of The Boo taken in OR and WA.

Yes, she still have those ‘flippers’, but she can scamper like crazy! I have gone from carrying her everywhere to chasing after her! The Boo and I have the priceless gift of time.

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Doink
Doink

After witnessing remarkable, life-quality improvement of my 15 year old Chihuahua, The Boo, after her stem cell procedure, I approached Dr. Nicole Rickard, of Chase Farm Veterinary Hospital in Dartmouth, MA about possible therapy for Doink, my 14 year old neutered male Chihuahua.

Back in 2014, after surgery for bladder stones, Doink was also diagnosed with Cushing’s Syndrome. Fortunately, we are able to manage this condition through special diet. The downside of the diet and the condition is that Doink is always very itchy…biting and chewing his legs. And, his skin in those areas took on the appearance of elephant hide.

To control the inflammation and calm the itching, Doink was prescribed Rimadyl and Apoquel. This worked for a while, however, as with The Boo, I became concerned of the long-term effects of the drugs on Doink’s liver.

Dr. Rickard advised stem cell therapy to treat Cushing’s was still in the research stage. However, the procedure could be performed as ‘compassionate care’ for Doink’s chronic dermatologic issue.

So, in the late spring of 2016, Doink had his stem cell procedure. He had a follow-up infusion in July 2016.

The result was remarkable. Attached are photos taken of Doink in 2015 and one is able to see an area which he chewed hairless. Doink was on Rimadyl and Apoquel when this photo was taken. The second photo was taken in July 2016. My Doink is comfortable in his own skin, once again!

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BEFORE Notice the irritated skin under his legs

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Dogtor Nellie
Dogtor Nellie

This is the stem cell journey of “Dogtor Nellie”, yes Dogtor.
Nellie has been a therapy dog since she was a year old. Before developing debilitating hip and joint issues, she visited in assisted living facilities and read with children in libraries.
These 2 videos, and the 3rd in PART 2 do not show the before and after…but the after…and many years after MediVet Biologics stem cell therapy. Nellie had stem cell therapy at age 5, she will soon be 9 years old, and she’s going strong as you will see in the “A Day In The Life Of Dogtor Nellie” video.

 

Buster Brown
Buster Brown

Buster Brown was born with a curved spine that resulted in pinched nerves before he was even a year old. He was was knuckling over on his hind feet and his hocks didn’t bend so his gate was more forward but more like a waffle. Apparently he had been in pain because after MediVet Stem Cell Therapy he is a different dog. He’s very happy, very playful and full of confidence. His gate is nearly normal and he is not in pain

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Bull
Bull

Thanks to everyone at MediVet Biologics,… Bull really responded well to the Stem Cell Therapy and it rejuvenated him, made him more vocal and active.  He was clearly feeling higher level of life enjoyment.

Nate Edelson, Bulls Dad, friend of the Great Vet Dr. Gilberto Lopez, Otay, Mexico

Boss
Boss
Hi, my name is Boss and I was adopted by my human mom Jamie when I was a year and a half. I now am a 12 year old Doberman mix. When we first began our journey together we hiked, we ran, and went for long rides in the car.

When I was about nine, my mom noticed changes in me. I wasn’t as playful, I didn’t want to jump up into the car, my legs would buckle, I was unsure of my steps and I seemed anxious and confused.

We went to see my vet Dr. Greer and she diagnosed with me multiple issues. I have severe hip dysplasia, hind end ataxia, severe narrowing of disc space and arthritis. She said I had about a year until I wouldn’t be able to walk anymore. ” WHAT!?!?,” I said ears and tail drooping.

So, my mom asked, “Is there anything we can do.” My ears perked up immediately.

Dr. Greer said she heard about good results with stem cell implants through Medivet. Dr. Greer explained she would make a small incision in my abdomen and extract my stem cells. (Ears and tail droop again.) Then Medivet would activate them. Next, the stem cells would be injected in both hips, knees, and other affected areas. Medivet also would bank vials of my cells for later use if needed. Next time, no surgery just injections which would be even easier on me and Mom.

In a few weeks, I started to improve. My legs were stronger. I didn’t trip over unsteady legs. I was eager to go for rides in the car. ( Just love to stick my head out the window and feel the breeze.) I was more energized.

Dr. Greer has even seen a positive change on my latest xrays. Mom says it is the best decision we ever made and I couldn’t agree more.

Thank you Medivet.
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Boss and his Mom

Lakota
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Lakota-Margo’s Shadow is the all-American dog. He is a Canine Good Citizen and a therapy dog for a major organization, who has served over 2000 people. So when, at age 8, arthritis threatened to stop him from living his life with joy and threatened his ability to do his job bringing joy to others, we had to do something. Seeing him in terrible pain struggling to get up so he could go out to relieve himself was heartbreaking. When a lecture by Dr. Malathy Rao on stem-cell therapy, at our local library, offered hope, we knew we had to act. The results, as shown in our video, were nothing short of spectacular. Stem-cell gave Lakota the ability to run and swim and play, as he loved to, and they also gave local seniors back the joy of his visits. But we can’t help feeling that the greatest gift of all was our joy in seeing how the stem-cell procedure turned back the hands of time for this very special dog, whom we are blessed to have grace our lives.

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