STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Wabash Valley Animal Hospital conducts stem cell trial, helps dogs with arthritis

The Wabash Valley Animal Hospital has been conducting a stem cell trial. All to help our furry friends in need.

Posted: Mar 19, 2018 6:26 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The Wabash Valley Animal Hospital has been conducting a stem cell trial. All to help our furry friends in need.

Over the last year the hospital has given the free trial to many dogs.

It's a blind study and placebo trial.

"Two thirds of these animals do get stem cells. We know that percentage, so they have a better chance that the dog will get the stem cells," said Doctor Andy Pickering, Wabash Valley Animal Hospital.

Pet owners can bring in their dog and a full physical is completed.

If the dog is healthy, they're eligible to be a participant in the study.

Dogs receive injections of the trial in their joints, and they will either receive stem cells or a placebo.

One dog owner says he can tell the trial is helping his pup Mooska.

"Within a few days, he started acting better, and now he still is just going right up and down the steps like no problem at all," said William Joe Robinson, dog owner in the trial.

Mooska is 17 years old, and he's been well loved over the years, which is why Robinson wants to keep him around as long as possible.

"You know, it gives him to us a little longer. It puts off the inevitable that neither one of us want to think about, and we're really happy that his apparent pain seems to be less," said Robinson.

The Wabash Valley Animal Hospital is the only hospital in the state of Indiana offering the trial.

The study was supposed to end last October, but they have continued the study with successful stories.

"From what we've seen, it has really helped a lot of these dogs," said Pickering.

If you're thinking about helping your pup, Robinson says he has one piece of advice.

"Don't give up. I mean, you wouldn't give up on a family member. Don't give up on your dog that quick," said Robinson.

For more information, you can contact The Wabash Valley Animal Hospital at 812-299-2200

Terre Haute
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 44°
Robinson
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 42°
Indianapolis
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 42°
Rockville
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 41°
Casey
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 38°
Brazil
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 44°
Marshall
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 44°
Cloudy with Afternoon Rain
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Sunday Evening Forecast

Image

New named tropical storm

Image

Unreal Nightmare Escapes

Image

Church offers trunk-or-treat

Image

Jeep Junkies Trunk-or-Treat

Image

Riders compete at Griffin Bike Park

Image

College Goal Sunday

Image

Remembering Leeam Pritcher

Image

Bike competition this weekend

Image

Bikes for Tykes Assembly Day

WTHI Events

 

Illinois Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 7 p.m. CT)

Confirmed Cases: 378958

Reported Deaths: 9775
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Cook1755865421
DuPage22783606
Lake20630510
Will18356427
Kane16621347
Winnebago10183180
St. Clair7920220
Madison7151154
McHenry6310121
Champaign609129
Unassigned4767270
Peoria454470
McLean415034
Rock Island400590
Sangamon398863
Kankakee338880
Macon305552
Kendall267030
Tazewell264556
LaSalle240863
DeKalb235842
Coles191239
Williamson188359
Adams186219
Boone186025
Clinton175526
Vermilion171810
Jackson154226
Whiteside140027
Knox129916
Randolph127115
Ogle11897
Effingham11654
Marion101219
Franklin9829
Stephenson9817
Grundy9657
Monroe92030
Bureau90616
Jefferson90548
Morgan89624
Henry8467
Christian81629
Macoupin80711
Union78025
McDonough76420
Lee7102
Fayette68024
Douglas6729
Shelby66912
Crawford6476
Livingston63210
Woodford61814
Montgomery61016
Logan5904
Saline5599
Fulton5181
Bond4999
Jo Daviess4987
Warren4968
Iroquois49219
Wayne48212
Jersey47321
Cass46211
Perry43816
Moultrie4114
Carroll41011
Johnson3550
Pike3536
Richland33416
Lawrence3338
Clay31113
Hancock3094
Clark30817
Washington3072
Mason3051
Greene29015
Cumberland2886
White2694
Jasper26410
Mercer2626
De Witt2606
Piatt2500
Pulaski2351
Wabash2265
Ford19614
Menard1851
Marshall1563
Edgar15510
Massac1542
Henderson1280
Alexander1201
Hamilton1202
Edwards1080
Brown1070
Gallatin1072
Scott1060
Putnam920
Schuyler901
Stark863
Calhoun660
Hardin530
Pope421
Out of IL170

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 8 p.m. ET)

Confirmed Cases: 162607

Reported Deaths: 4130
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion25871792
Lake14222358
St. Joseph9532166
Elkhart9156137
Allen8552230
Hamilton6335114
Vanderburgh609062
Tippecanoe391815
Porter341650
Hendricks3367134
Monroe333238
Johnson3239130
Delaware307675
Clark303163
Vigo272440
Madison248096
LaPorte236161
Cass228523
Warrick201565
Kosciusko198427
Floyd185868
Howard168466
Bartholomew146958
Dubois145526
Marshall145126
Wayne137931
Henry131330
Grant131039
Boone128050
Hancock123144
Noble121935
Jackson118517
Dearborn101728
Morgan98940
Lawrence94737
Gibson92812
Daviess91334
Clinton90316
Shelby89431
LaGrange82815
Knox81310
Harrison79924
Posey7667
Putnam76616
DeKalb75811
Fayette73918
Jasper6655
Miami6615
Steuben6578
Montgomery62022
White61016
Greene57338
Scott54513
Decatur52539
Adams5237
Whitley4796
Ripley4748
Clay4587
Sullivan45514
Wells44911
Wabash4389
Starke4378
Huntington4365
Orange42125
Spencer4126
Washington3863
Franklin38125
Randolph38110
Jennings37913
Fulton3764
Perry36114
Jefferson3525
Pike34318
Carroll33813
Jay3316
Fountain3193
Tipton28223
Vermillion2681
Parke2504
Newton23611
Blackford2344
Rush2304
Owen2111
Martin2040
Pulaski1753
Crawford1631
Brown1463
Ohio1337
Union1140
Benton1100
Switzerland970
Warren891
Unassigned0236