Canine Stem Cell Success: How 12-Year-Old Shadow Started Acting Like a Puppy Again

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Canine stem cell success

Minor aches and pains are a part of life, but when joint pain strips your dog of their natural joy and abundant energy, you can’t sit idly by and just hope their degenerative arthritis disappears. You might try using NSAIDs and other common medications to bring your dog more comfort, but do they work in the long run?

If this problem sounds all too familiar, you’re not alone.

Sue found herself in this situation with her beloved dog Shadow, a 12-year-old Golden Retriever who only recovered from the trauma of arthritis after Sue pursued a cutting-edge alternative to pharmaceutical drugs and medications.

12-Year-Old Shadow Had Liver Disease

Shadow spent all of her adult life enduring the pain and agony caused by dog arthritis. Her owner used over-the-counter medications like NSAIDs to reduce acute pain and help Shadow feel some relief, but it backfired. The cumulative effect of so many years of NSAIDs gave Shadow liver disease.

Suddenly, Shadow’s owner Sue was faced with the difficult decision to eliminate all NSAIDs for pain relief. Shadow could only take painkillers, but we all know that painkillers are notorious for causing depression, lethargy, and other negative side effects.

Though Shadow’s painkillers shielded her from extreme arthritis pain, they also wiped away her personality. She just lied around the house, completely uninterested in her favorite treats, activities, and people. It was just one more vivid example of a medication designated for long-term use ultimately causing further complications.

Why Did Shadow’s Owner Choose Stem Cells for Dogs?

Shadow was a patient of our vet clinic for many years before we began offering HUC-DT stem cell therapy. We tried many different techniques to keep Shadow comfortable, but she was still a shell of her former self.

When we introduced Shadow’s owner to our brand new HUC-DT stem cell therapy, she was immediately interested. Sue performed her own independent research to educate herself on stem cell therapy and returned to our clinic ready to give it a try.

More than anything else, Shadow’s owner was eager to try any natural treatment that could keep her pet out of pain. Relying on painkillers had robbed Shadow of her pizzazz and her zest for life. She just wasn’t the same dog anymore, and Sue was open to any therapy that offered the possibility of restoring Shadow’s comfort and joy.

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Sue also came from a medical background, so she understood the general purpose of stem cells already; she just had no idea that human stem cells have the power to effectively treat dogs as well! After exploring options like acupuncture, nutraceuticals, and laser therapy that are safe and natural but minimally effective, Sue was overjoyed to find stem cell therapy as an innovative and powerful arthritis therapy.

Stem Cell Therapy Transformed Shadow’s Behavior

It only took two weeks for Sue to start noticing changes in Shadow’s behavior. Before anything else, Shadow started to exhibit more energy, the type of perkiness she hadn’t shown in years. Painkillers had stolen that enthusiasm from her, but stem cell therapy restored Shadow’s energy to wag her tail and react to the people around her. Simply put, Shadow was once again full of life. This elated Sue, who desperately wanted Shadow to feel comfortable and escape her cloud of drug-induced depression.

As the third, fourth, and fifth weeks after her stem cell therapy arrived, Shadow demonstrated progressive and noticeable improvements. Each day that passed seemed to help this 12-year-old dog revive another piece of her old self. It wasn’t long before she was running down the fence and barking at the neighbor’s dog, something she hadn’t done in years!

By the time six weeks had elapsed, Shadow wasn’t just happy and active, but she was even playing fetch again and maneuvering the stairs with ease. Signs of her lethargy, depression, and pain were replaced by vibrancy, happiness, and confidence.

Stem Cell Recovery Time

Stem cell therapy itself is simple. The procedure didn’t cause Shadow any pain or trauma, so there’s no intense recovery time required. Though humans don’t see the results of stem cell therapy for about six weeks, all of the dogs treated with HUC-DT through Stem Cells for Dogs have demonstrated some level of observable change within the first two weeks.

From that time, the results of stem cell therapy become more significant with each passing week. It can take up to six months to see the full effect of stem cell therapy since that’s how long stem cells live inside the body and actively support the anti-inflammatory healing process. Each dog’s unique level of pain and damage will influence their exact stem cell recovery experience.

How Is Shadow Doing Now?

It’s been almost one year since Shadow’s life and health were transformed by stem cell therapy. Signs of her pain and depression have disappeared, and Shadow is now a happy, active dog. If you met Shadow today for the first time, you’d never guess that just one year ago she could barely pull herself off the floor.

Shadow’s stem cell therapy even improved issues unrelated to her arthritis. She had always suffered gastrointestinal sensitivity and frequent upsets, but the natural anti-inflammatory properties of stem cells even helped restore balance to Shadow’s GI tract.

Overall, it’s not an exaggeration to say that stem cell therapy saved Shadow’s life. Without HUC-DT stem cell therapy, Shadow would have been resigned to a life of either unbearable pain or depression and numbness.

Are Stem Cells Right for My Dog?

It’s important to understand that stem cells aren’t pharmaceutical medications. They’re natural biological agents that are naturally drawn to inflammation. They respond to inflammation by secreting their own natural biochemicals that accelerate the natural healing process, reduce inflammation and pain, and repair damaged tissues.

However, since stem cell therapy doesn’t block a specific pathway like standard pharmaceutical drugs, you can’t guarantee specifically measured results. This makes some pet owners uncomfortable, especially since we’re so used to medications promising specific results within exact time frames. If you’re willing to think outside of the box and use this natural method to address your dog’s health concerns, stem cell therapy could be the right solution.

Stem Cell Therapy Is the Right Choice If Your Dog Has Inflammation

Here at Stem Cells for Dogs, we guide pet owners by asking if their dogs are uncomfortable from any level of inflammation. If NSAIDs help your dog feel better, then inflammation is hard at work. Shadow’s story proves that NSAIDs pose serious dangers for long-term use, which is why stem cells are the right choice to combat pain and inflammation safely and naturally.

Stem Cell Therapy Is the Right Choice If Your Dog Has Arthritis

Your dog is also likely a candidate for stem cell therapy if your vet can easily identify areas of creaks and cracks during a physical exam. These creaks and cracks indicate arthritis, pain, and inflammation, all of which trigger swelling in the joints and extreme pain.

Though we can’t guarantee specific stem cell therapy results, we can guarantee that the majority of dogs we treat have impressive success stories like Shadow’s. Unlike standard drugs that carry a long list of dangerous side effects, stem cell therapy is virtually risk-free. Whether your dog is suffering from seizures, dementia, hip dysplasia, or intervertebral disc disease, stem cell therapy has the potential to reduce pain and accelerate healing.

If you want to join the growing number of pet owners who believe that stem cell therapy is worth a shot, or if you have your own dog at home who deserves a second chance like Shadow, get in touch with Stem Cells for Dogs now. We have all the information you need to get started with HUC-DT stem cell therapy and explore its potential to transform your dog’s quality of life.

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