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Bernese Mountain dog treated with stem cells in Santa Cruz back to leaping from pickup truck

Stem cell therapy is gaining popularity in veterinary medicine. Crystal Myers, the owner of Cooper, a Bernese Mountain dog, was given the options of replacement surgery or amputation for her 2-year-old pet who suffered from an arthritic joint. She decided she wouldn't settle without finding a third opinion. After weeks of research, she discovered a veterinary clinic that was willing to give stem cell treatment a shot. Cooper underwent the regenerative surgery in early August and within days he was putting most of his weight back on his arthritic joint. Cooper, who was the first dog to be treated with stem cells at the Santa Cruz Westside Animal Hospital, went from having an arthritic joint to being able to leap in and out of a Ford F-150 pickup with the tailgate still up.

Stem cell therapy is gaining popularity in veterinary medicine. Crystal Myers, the owner of Cooper, a Bernese Mountain dog, was given the options of replacement surgery or amputation for her 2-year-old pet who suffered from an arthritic joint. She decided she wouldn't settle without finding a third opinion. After weeks of research, she discovered a veterinary clinic that was willing to give stem cell treatment a shot. Cooper underwent the regenerative surgery in early August and within days he was putting most of his weight back on his arthritic joint. Cooper, who was the first dog to be treated with stem cells at the Santa Cruz Westside Animal Hospital, went from having an arthritic joint to being able to leap in and out of a Ford F-150 pickup with the tailgate still up.

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