Paralyzed dogs can walk again

Paralyzed dogs can walk again

Sadly, there are many dogs that are paralyzed. This usually happens when a car hits them. Luckily, there is a treatment that can help your dog. Scientists can cure the paralysis by injecting a dog with cells from the lining of their nose. Scientists are hoping that in the near future, people with paralysis can be also cured. 

According to a research, nasal cells, have the ability to support nerve fibers growth, between the nose and the brain. A study, included 34 dogs. All of them were paralyzed and they were unable to move their back legs. Some breeds of the dogs, used in the study are more prone to this injury. After the treatment, a dog can use his back legs again. 

Scientists take cells from the lining of a nose, and grew them for a couple of weeks. Then, they injected them to the injured spot in 23 dogs. The rest of dogs were injected with a neutral fluid. Many of the dogs, who were injected with these cells, were able to use their back legs. They could run on a treadmill. Scientists say that those cells, can regenerate nerve fibers in the damaged parts of a spinal cord. So, dogs can use their back legs again.

Robin Franklin, from the University of Cambridge said that this is a very important discovery that can change the lives of many dogs. Also, it is possible that this procedure may solve the same problem among human. Scientists are still working on the treatment, trying to make it even more effective. One day, it can believe the solution for many injured dogs. 

 

atest Posts

Is your cat happy?

Is your cat happy?

Although we like our furry friends-cats, they are not expressive as dogs, so we can never be sure if they are really happy. We know that you can please them by feeding them, playing with them and of course cuddle with them, but still they will rarely show you the same amount of happiness and joy…

More

Adopting Rabbit as a House Pet

Adopting Rabbit as a House Pet

Domestic rabbits can turn out to be excellent pets. However, before adding rabbit into your family, it is wise to research thoroughly. This in turn will help you to understand the pros and cons of different pets. Rabbits are very quiet in nature. This is highly beneficial compared to a barking dog.…

More

ther posts

How to train a dog so you can drive him in a car

How to train a dog so you can drive him in a car

In order to transport your dog somewhere, you will have to use a car. However, dogs are afraid of cars and motorized vehicles. This means that they will refuse to go inside a car. But, you can train him. If you want to train an older dog, you will need a lot of time and in many cases it is…

More

The benefits of pet ownership for kids

The benefits of pet ownership for kids

Dogs and other animals have several benefits for your kid. They are linked to help with poor immune function, allergies and depression. Pets can also help to healthy children. They can help them in preventing allergies, becoming social outcasts and increasing weight. If you are a parent, these are…

More

ecents

Best House Pets to Have Around a Newborn

Best House Pets to Have Around a Newborn

When it comes to a newborn, selecting the appropriate pets to be around them is crucial to their well-being. Now, it not only comes down to the newborn baby but it also has to do with the pet. Yes, there are some health aspects that you need to take into account. For example, animals do not really…

More

Cesar Millan's cure for a barking dog

Cesar Millan's cure for a barking dog

Cesar Millan is also popularly known as the Dog Whisperer. He has a long running TV with the same name. All episodes tackle problems that dog owners face with difficult pets. It could be anything from new owners to having another pet, like a pet rivalry situation. There was even an episode about how…

More

dvertisement

dvertisement