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Stem Cell Trial for Dogs with Osteoarthritis

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-7-43-46-pmDr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw and Dr. Leslie Eide of Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle are participating in an investigational study of donor stem cells for dogs with osteoarthritis that will determine if a single injection of stem cells into 1 or 2 affected joints can help reduce signs associated with osteoarthritis in dogs.

Dogs may qualify for the study if they:

  • are 9 months old or older

  • weigh 5.5 pounds or more

  • have osteoarthritis in ONLY 1 or 2 of the following joints: hips, stifles, shoulders, elbows

  • have had pain and/or lameness for at least 3 months

  • are in good health other than osteoarthritis; a physical exam and diagnostic work up will be conducted to see if the dog qualifies for the study

  • have not had previous stem cell therapy of any kind

  • can tolerate anesthesia needed to perform joint injection(s)

  • do NOT have cancer

The study covers all study related bloodwork, radiographs, and in-clinic procedures.

Dogs may be treated with the stem cells or a placebo. If a dog is treated with the placebo, after it completes the 6-month study it may be eligible for stem cell treatment, to be provided at no cost.

For information, please call or email Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw or Dr. Leslie Eide at Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle: