Investigational Stem Cell Trial for Dogs with Osteoarthritis

Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw and Dr. Leslie Eide 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 your dog.


Your dog 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 your 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 (x-rays), and in-clinic procedures.


Your dog may be treated with the stem cells or a placebo. If your 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.

*Multiple visits are required*


For information, please call or email Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw or Dr. Leslie Eide at Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle. 206-545-4322,  ascs@animalsurgical.com





Posted October 11, 2016 by Animal Surgical in Noteworthy with No Comments

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