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Frank

Frank is our second case that we treated with stem cells.  Frank is a 3 year old pug who has severe hip dysplasia.  He already has arthritis in his hips and is showing signs related to pain.  His owner wanted to be very proactive about his hips and chose to treat him at an early age.  Here are… Read more

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Louie

Louie is a 13 year old Australian Shepherd mix.  We first got the chance to meet Louie and his person in early March.  At the time, Louie had a significant limp on his left rear leg.  He has moderate to severe arthritis in his left knee and both hips.  He also has mild arthritis in his right… Read more

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Maddy

Maddy was our fourth recipient of stem cell therapy.  Maddy, a black lab, was 11 years old at the time of her treatment (April 2010).  She suffers from severe arthritis in her left knee, left hip, and right elbow.  We experienced some setbacks with her treatment, including FedEx mis-routing the… Read more

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Stem Cell Patients

This page is dedicated to our stem cell recipients. Click on each photo for more… Read more

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Exercise for arthritic pets

December 20, 2009 by  
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Exercise is a very important part of treating pets with arthritis. Exercise helps maintain muscle strength and increases comfort and flexibility of the joints.  Exercise also aids in weight loss, another important aspect of managing arthritis.  Exercising the arthritic pet can be very challenging… Read more

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Surgical Pain

December 16, 2009 by  
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At Olathe Animal Hospital, we take great pride in making sure your pet’s pain is minimized as much as possible during any surgical procedure.  Pain not only makes your pet uncomfortable, but can actually slow down the healing process.  In order to achieve this goal, we take several steps before,… Read more

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Medications for arthritis pain

December 15, 2009 by  
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Although some pets can be kept comfortable without using traditional pain medication, many pets with arthritis need medications to keep them comfortable.  Here is a brief discussion of the different pain medications that we may recommend using in your pet. Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs… Read more

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Adequan® Canine

December 13, 2009 by  
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Adequan® Canine is the only FDA approved disease modifying osteoarthritis drug available.  It has been clinically proven to be safe and effective.  Adequan®Canine contains an injectable glycosaminoglycan.  Glycosaminoglycans are components of many types of connective tissue, including… Read more

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An overview of osteoarthritis pain

December 10, 2009 by  
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Pain in pets is a subject that is very important to pet owners and to us as their veterinarians.  Pain affects your pet’s quality of life and overall well being.  Osteoarthritis (arthritis) is the most common cause of pain that we see in our pets.  Arthritis is caused by damage to the… Read more

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Nutrition and Weight Loss

If your pet is overweight or obese and is suffering from arthritis, weight loss is a must.  Many pets will be much more comfortable simply by losing a few pounds.  Often times all that is required is to decrease how much you feed your pet by 25 percent.  Decreasing the number treats and table… Read more

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