Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dasty the Comeback Canine

What an amazing story!  

A Chicago Police dog returns to the force following a stem cell transplant.  

Dr. Cheryl Adams, Dasty's vet, explains how they got this police dog back on the job.  "Knowing that none of these traditional approaches were working for him, this was really the option that we had left to us to try and get his quality of life back where it belongs. We remove fat, their own fat from their body. One in 50 cells in fat is actually an adult stem cell."

The vials are shipped overnight to Vet-Stem Inc. near San Diego. Dr. Adams describes what's done at the lab.

"They process the fat. They take the adult extract the adult stem cells out they make them very concentrated. They put them into syringes and they ship them back to us."

Read the full article here.

Hugs & Wags, Jess

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