Sunday, October 3, 2010

First Nite - man eats dog food for pet charities

Lucky Dog Cuisine founders Dr. Janice Elenbaas and her husband Jeff Ginn kick off a month long event to benefit pet charities For Paws Hospice and Canine Cancer Awareness with a dog food eat in, the Who.

The challenge - What, husband to eat dig food for one month.
Where, in famous restaurants like Hilton Heads Bistro 17 and family dining rooms everywhere.

When, October (see opening paragraph)

The goal - Why, introduce human grade dog food to America's dogs and doggy people who want to share.

Why, why not? Doesn't your dog deserve a good meal, don't you?

Join the event and send your support to Jeff along with some recipe ideas and we'll post them at For Paws Hospice. Be your best friend's best chef.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Vet-Stem CEO to present at veterinary meeting in Oct

POWAY, Calif., Oct. 1: Vet-Stem, Inc. announced that Dr. Robert Harman, DVM, MPVM, CEO of Vet-Stem, will present a talk entitled "Stem Cell Therapy: Mechanisms of Action" at the Annual Research Symposium of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in Seattle, WA, October 21, 2010.
Dr. Harman has presented at more than 40 veterinary and human stem cell conferences since the founding of Vet-Stem in 2002.  The ACVS is the largest veterinary surgical meeting in the world, with over 7,000 attendees from around the globe.  This seminar talk will provide continuing education for veterinarians on the most current research about how stem cells work to provide healing and improvement in quality of life of animals.

As the founder and scientific director of Vet-Stem, Dr. Harman has been at the forefront of development of the practical applications of stem cells in our animal populations and has consulted with a number of human stem cell companies to share these veterinary findings for the benefit of potential therapy for people.

Vet-Stem's clinical team has rapidly developed this market, training over 4,000 veterinarians in the United States alone and providing stem cells for treatment of over 7,000 horses and dogs.  Peer-reviewed publications in the journals Veterinary Therapeutics and the American Journal of Veterinary Research have demonstrated the effectiveness of these types of treatments in horses and dogs.  In addition, Dr. Harman has co-authored two publications on how these stem cells from fat tissue can help treat multiple sclerosis and autoimmune diseases in people.

Editor's note: For Paws Hospice recently used the resources at Vet Stem to preform stem cell surgery on a patient Buddy, a GR with hip dysplasia and a ruptured knee. Buddy is recovering well - see:, "Stem cell surgery"

What's for dinner

The tables are set, the invitations sent and tonight Bistro 17, one of Hilton Head SC'c premier dining spots plays host to Lucky Dog Cuisine for the kick off of a month long gastronomic Tour de Force of doggy dining.

Co hosts Dr. Janice Elenbass and her husband Jeff Ginn, founders of Lucky Dog Cuisine, begin the month long eat-event at Bistro 17 with friends who will join in the eat with you dog bistro style event along with Jeff who will be eating their brand Lucky Dog Cuisine the entire month.

Anna, owner of Bistro 17 is generously donating all the profits from this evening's gala to animal charities. Bistro 17 is one of several restaurants in Hilton Head that offer Lucky Dog Cuisine as a regular menu item option for their human guests who want to treat their dogs to a night of dining out.

For Paws Hospice and Canine Cancer Awareness are the two organizations that Lucky Dog  Cuisine has selected as their charitable partners. Please support Lucky Dog Cuisine by asking your favorite dog friendly restaurant to try Lucky Dog, their dog diners will thank you for it.