Before and after images of a cat suffering from feline chronic gingivostomatitis that was treated with stem cells at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.
Before and after images of a cat suffering from feline chronic gingivostomatitis that was treated with stem cells at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

“My personal aim with stem cells is not to improve: I use it to cure. It’s ambitious, but that’s where we need to be,” said Dr. Boaz Arzi, director of the UC Davis Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures. “Stem cells do offer promise for many disorders that were previously not considered curable. But giving any regenerative therapy should be based on proper science and proper clinical trials. I think this is what we need to convey to the pet owner: not to be at full expectation, but also not to lose the excitement and the promise that it offers.”

Success stories throughout veterinary medicine are helping increase client interest in stem cell therapy for pets.

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