Dog Receives First-Ever Stem Cell Therapy in Kansas City

Posted: February 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An 11-year-old yellow Labrador suffering from severe arthritis underwent stem cell therapy on Valentine’s Day. It’s the first time a dog has received in-clinic adult stem cell therapy in Kansas City.

According to Stanley Veterinary Clinic where Jake the dog is being treated, adult animal stem cell technology uses the body`s own regenerative healing power to help cure dogs, cats and horses suffering from arthritis, hip dysplasia and tendon, ligament and cartilage injuries and other ailments.

Fat tissue is removed from the animal, the stem cells are separated from the fat and activated, and then injected into the affected areas.

Within two months of the procedure, Jake should be moving well, with little or no pain.

Severe arthritis affects up to 40 percent of the 164 million dogs and cats in the United States.

As for Jake, FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes will have an update on his condition tonight on FOX 4 News at 5 and 6.

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Dog Receives First-Ever Stem Cell Therapy in Kansas City

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