Lisa Ann is a 13 yr old corgi mix whom we adopted in her senior years. She started having difficulty with standing and could only walk short distances. She was not able to squat, and without our help holding her up, she would sit while urinating. Due to Lisa Ann’s age, we did not feel that she was a good surgical candidate, and we did not really know what choices we had left to us, to give her a good quality of life.
We consulted with Dr. Mauer, who introduced us to the stem cell therapy treatment that was available for dogs like Lisa Ann. Stem cell therapy treatment was performed on 5/23/16, and almost immediately we started seeing improvement in her mobility.
The first week after her treatment, she was able to wag her tail, something that was difficult for her to do previously. By week 4 she was able to manage getting in/out the doggie door on her own, and by week 6, it was as if a light switch had turned on.
Lisa Ann walks now, using with both back legs independently, with no “bunny hop” motions. She is able to go in/out the doggie door with ease. She can squat on her own. When the doorbell rings, and she can run to the door with the other dogs. At dinner time, she now gets excited, barks and runs to her food dish. These activities are all milestones for her. We could not be more pleased with the results of her stem cell therapy treatment. Our only regret is that we did not do this sooner for her.