Sula is a young Newfoundland full of energy and a desire to compete. When her family noticed some mobility issues and trouble getting around, they took her in for an examination. Odyssey Veterinary Care determined the cause of the mobility issues and recommended Actistem Therapy for Sula. Read more below about the case and how Sula has responded after receiving Actistem Therapy!
Patient Name: Sula
Age & Breed: 16-month Newfoundland
Presentation: Crouched mobility in the rear legs, slow to rise
Diagnosis: Bilateral Stifle Inflammation and probable left and right partial cruciate ligament tears
Clinic: Odyssey Veterinary Care
Protocol: Stem cells were collected and processed the same day at Odyssey Veterinary Care. After processing the cells were administered into both left and right stifles. An IV dose was also utilized.
Outcome: Sula has responded very well to Actistem Therapy and was back competing at the AKC Fastcat in the Fall of 2022. As of November of 2022, she is #9 fastest Newfoundland in the country, #3 fastest Newfoundland female with an average speed of 19.25 mph on her three fastest runs.
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A Message From Sula’s Family
Sula, my nine month old female Newfoundland, was diagnosed with cruciate “disease” (x-rays showed effusion on the stifle) however she had no limp or pain. There was no evidence of a tear. One orthopedic veterinarian recommended bilateral TPLO at one year of age. I heard about Ardent from another Newfoundland owner who had treated her dogs with stem cell therapy with great success and was referred by Ardent to Dr. Elizabeth Stokes at Odyssey Veterinary Clinic in Fitchburg WI. Sula was treated on March 3, 2022 and did her PT at the UW-Madison Veterinary School. She had regular check-ups and at her 6 month check-up was cleared to come back in 6 months. We decided since Sula was doing so well and back to normal activities such as running around the off-leash dog parks we would try FastCat which is essentially running a 100 yard dash. Well Sula excelled at it and earned her BCAT title on 10/14/22 in just nine runs. As of 11/30/22 she is #9 fastest Newfoundland in the country, #3 fastest Newfoundland female with an average speed of 19.25 mph on her three fastest runs. Ardent’s stem cell treatments are remarkable, life changing and incredible.