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Stem Cell Therapy

August 10, 2010 by  
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Stem cell therapy is a recently developed technology for use in our pets.  Stem cells have been a hot topic of debate in human medicine due to use of embryos to harvest them.  The technology in pets, however, is slightly different.  We use adult stem cells harvested from your own pet’s fat to… Read more

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Olathe Animal Hospital performs 1st Stem Cell procedure on a dog in Kansas

August 1, 2010 by  
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Olathe Animal Hospital has made history! Thanks to our dedicated and compassionate veterinary team, the first stem cell procedure on a dog in the state of Kansas was performed at our hospital on Dec. 23, 2009. Our patient, Dr. Burcham’s own dog (Monty), is the lucky dog who is the first in… Read more

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Apollo

Apollo is our fifth stem cell recipient.  He is a two year old Saint Bernard with hip dysplasia.  He was treated with injections into each of his hips and an IV injection (July 2010).  Apollo came in for his first recheck exam recently and is doing very well.  According to his owner, he seems… Read more

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Monty

Our patient, Dr. Burcham’s own dog (Monty), is the lucky dog who is the first in Kansas and greater Kansas City to undergo stem cell therapy. Monty, a geriatric shepherd mix adopted from Animal Haven in 2003, received an injection of stem cells that were processed from his own fat tissue,… Read more

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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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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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Understanding cruciate ligament injury and TTA surgery

December 16, 2009 by  
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Dr. Peuser has had special surgery training for a procedure called tibial tuberosity advancement, or TTA. This surgery is performed on dogs who have torn their cranial cruciate ligament (the “ACL” in people).  The cranial cruciate ligament prevents internal rotation of the knee and also keeps the… 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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