Harnessing the ability of canine adult stem cells for healing body damage is by far an innovative breakthrough in medical science for the treatment of every possible illness of man’s best friend
Like humans, when a dog breaks a bone or tears a ligament, the body’s natural response is to repair itself as a healing process and the cells that are responsible for this is called the stem cells.
Recent studies have identified that the canine adult stem cell has been regarded as one of the most prominent stem cell type that can be used for regenerative and reparative properties for the four legged species.
Canine adult stem cells are basically undifferentiated cells that can be found throughout the dog’s body that divide and replenish dying cells, as well as repair damaged tissues and bones.
The primary role of a canine adult stem cell in the dog’s body is to maintain, as well as repair damaged tissues in the body.
Ideally the main focus of canine adult stem cell research was for health and therapeutic concerns, especially with the stem cell’s regenerative and reparative properties, as a precursor to research done on human adult stem cells.
Research on canine adult stem cells is a continued intensive process that determines how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy stem cells replace damaged cells in adult living organisms.
The canine adult stem cell also play key roles in replacing muscle, bone or blood cells, especially in healthy adult dogs, even with the normal wear and tear of cells and tissues.
Currently, studies have established that canine adult stem cells have been found in many organs and tissues, however, there were recent discoveries that there are a small number of stem cells in each muscle or bone tissue.
These canine adult stem cells are believed to be embedded in a specific area of a tissue, where each stem cell may remain inactive for years at a time and will only be activated for regeneration once that particular tissue is damaged by disease or injury.
Adult tissues that have been found out to have reportedly been identified to contain these fascinating adult stem cells that include the bone marrow, blood vessels, skeletal muscle, liver and the brain.
Many scientific studies into the canine adult stem cell involve tests to find out ways and processes to culture adult stem cells and manipulate the stem cells to create specific cell types that will match tissues, which could prove helpful in the treatment of injury or disease, especially those that are commonly afflicting dogs like hip dysplasia and liver disease due to poor nutrition.
Current milestones into the studies and findings made on canine adult stem cells will continue to astound and create awe, since it has opened new doors for the scientific community, as well as setting new heights for the treatment of once-enigmatic diseases among dogs.
Hopefully with more intensive studies, canine adult stem cells will continue to provide more solutions to many other health problems, as well as shed light on the mystery that has afflicted man’s best friend.
Harnessing adult canine stem cells for healing many diseases that continue to afflict dogs will pave the way for providing hope to pet owners around the world.