Stem cell banking for dogs

Cultured stem cells from your dog can be used for arthritis or cancer treatment in the future. Other diseases are being researched for this treatment.

How to get stem cells from your dog and then bank them:
The StemInsure service provides banked stem cells that can be grown to supply a lifetime of stem cell therapy for dogs.

The process is
Collect only 5 grams of fat (about the size of a grape).
Collect fat at spay, neuter, or any procedure where your vet uses anesthesia.
Vet-Stem processes and banks stem cells for future culturing (growing) and use.

Reasonable up front processing cost (see your veterinarian for specific pricing).
Only $50 per year banking (storage) fee for the StemInsure sample after the first year.
Costs are spread out over time.
Avoid a separate surgical fat collection in the future.
Provide treatment options for current applications as well as future applications of stem cells.
One fat collection per patient can provide a lifetime of stem cell therapy.

Important Facts for Dog Owners:
Cells will need to be cultured prior to use for treatment.
There will be additional future charges for Cell Culturing and Banked Doses before the cells can be used to treat your dog.

What You Should Do:
Contact your veterinarian and ask about StemInsure for your dog.
Contact Vet-Stem by email at or call them at 858-748-2004.

Consider preventative collection of fat and storage of stem cells whenever your dog is undergoing an anesthetized procedure.

Autologous stem-cell based treatments for tendon injury, ligament injury, and osteoarthritis in dogs have been available to veterinarians in the United States since 2005. Over 3000 privately-owned horses and dogs have been treated with autologous adipose-derived stem cells. The efficacy of these treatments has been shown in double-blind clinical trials for dogs with osteoarthritis of the hip and elbow and horses with tendon damage. The efficacy of using stem cells, whether adipose-derived or bone-marrow derived, for treating tendon and ligament injuries in horses has support in the veterinary literature…

Currently, research is being conducted to develop stem cell treatments for: 1) horses suffering from COPD, neurologic disease, and laminitis; and 2) dogs and cats suffering from heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, neurologic disease, and immune-mediated disorder.

Black LL, Gaynor J, Adams C, et al. (2008). “Effect of intraarticular injection of autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem and regenerative cells on clinical signs of chronic osteoarthritis of the elbow joint in dogs”. Vet. Ther. 9 (3): 192–200. PMID 19003780.

Nixon AJ, Dahlgren LA, Haupt JL, Yeager AE, Ward DL (July 2008). “Effect of adipose-derived nucleated cell fractions on tendon repair in horses with collagenase-induced tendinitis”. Am. J. Vet. Res. 69 (7): 928–37. doi:10.2460/ajvr.69.7.928. PMID 18593247