Poway, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
Over the course of last year, Deuce, a five year old Golden Retriever, was being treated by Dr. Cheryl Adams at Animal Rehabilitation and Wellness Center of Castle Pines for pain that had became so severe that he would require pain medication to get around on most days. Dr. Adams turned to stem cell therapy in April to battle Deuce’s pain, and just five months since Deuce’s stem cell therapy his owner, Laura Preston, is happy to report that “He has very few sore days, and I have not seen him be stiff or lame in a few months.”
Deuce was only four when he started to show signs of discomfort in his back legs. As a Golden Retriever, Deuce can be expected to live an average of 11 active and energetic years, but as a youngster he collided with another dog playing on the beach when he lived in warm San Diego. There were no immediate effects from the accident, but his first winter in cold Colorado brought some issues to owner, Laura’s attention.
Deuce was having difficulty getting up from a lying position, walking around the house, or just standing for any length of time. Never mind the fun activities he used to enjoy like long walks in his beautiful home of Castle Rock, Colorado, or enjoying a swim. Dr. Adams and Deuce’s owners refused to allow him to live with such a decreased quality of life at the young age of five.
Dr. Adams collected a small portion of Deuce’s fat, which naturally has stem cells in it, and sent it to Vet-Stem’s lab in San Diego, California. In 48 hours Dr. Adams received a concentrated number of Deuce’s own stem cells for injection into his hocks. Dr. Adams and Deuce’s owners hoped stem cells would improve Deuce’s quality of life by decreasing his pain enough to allow him to stop daily medication and enjoy the activities he used to love so much.
“The first few weeks after stem cells he was like a one year old puppy,” Laura described, “Run
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