Medicine Dog

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Medicine Dog

The Miraculous Cure That Healed My Best Friend and Saved My Life

By Julia Szabo

Lyons Press, Hardcover, 9780762796441, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

Julia Szabo was a nationally-recognized pet reporter when her dog Sam collapsed from osteoarthritis. Diligently researching how to restore his quality of life, she discovered Vet-Stem, a service that provides cutting-edge regeneration therapy for pets, using stem cells harvested from animals' own tissue. Just hours after receiving IV and intra-joint injections, Sam began aging backward--which left Julia wondering why this simple, effective treatment was not available for humans.Julia suffered from chronic inflammatory bowel disease, and after witnessing Sam's astonishing recovery, she set out on a curious quest: to be treated like a dog by a doctor as competent as her vet After a four-year wait, Julia became the first American to be successfully cured of a perirectal fistula with stem cells derived from her own fat. With this amazing true story of how a pack of shelter dogs she rescued from death row came to save her life, Julia hopes to inspire and inform readers about exciting healthcare options available to them and their cherished animal companions.

About the Author
Julia Szabo will be writing the "You and Your Pet" column for Country Living beginning in January '05, the "Pets" column for the Sunday New York Post and wrote the "Truth in Decorating" column for Elle Decor for three years. She is a frequent contributor to House Beautiful, the New York Times Magazine, and Departures. Also a stylist and photographer, she is the co-host of the television show "Sit, Stay, Style" on the Fine Living Network. She shares her home in New York City with six rescued pit bulls and six rescued cats.