Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) September 05, 2013
Douglas P. Stramel, DVM, CVPP, CVMA owner of Lewisville based Advanced Care Veterinary Services and a certified Pain Practitioner and Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist has been a firm believer in stem cell therapy for over six years and continues to prove its effectiveness in relieving his patients from the chronic suffering that osteoarthritis can create.
A recent patient, Jake, suffered from pain caused by chronic osteoarthritis in both hips. At the young age of seven months he had special surgery on both hips, but unfortunately by seven years old this Catahoula dog was showing severe suffering and lameness. He had problems getting up from a lying position, decreased activity, and was taking a long regimen of anti-inflammatory and pain medications to manage his discomfort. Jake’s range of motion in his back legs was very limited and when asked to move he would whimper in pain.
Jake’s owners had become increasingly concerned, “Jake wants to stay outside, he’s less interactive with the family, limps while taking walks, and doesn’t want to play ball.” Previously these activities were Jake’s favorite ways to pass time with his family. The pain had become so serious that Jake even hesitated to obey a “sit” command, only following with a whine and vocal protest. Jake’s owners feared they may have exhausted all therapies for their beloved pet, but were relentless in their search to help him.
They found their answer at Advanced Care Veterinary Services with Dr. Stramel. His recommendation of stem cell therapy seemed to have unrealistic expectations, but was worth a try. In a matter of 48 hours Jake started the process by having a small amount of fat collected from his side that would be shipped overnight to Vet-Stem’s labs in California. There, Jake’s fatty tissue would be processed to create small injectable doses of Jake’s own concentrated stem cells to be put directly
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