From NBC PHILADELPHIA:
Bernie suffered severe third degree burns after spending ten hours on a rooftop in the scorching sun, earlier this summer. He had burns on his back, chest and, most severely, on his feet. He was taken to Doctor Wagner, who decided to try a first-of-its kind stem cell treatment, a decision unusual for a dog with injuries as bad as Bernie’s.
Because animal embryonic stem cells have the ability to turn themselves into other types of cells, Doctor Wagner injected them into Bernie's paws to form new tissue. The results left him stunned. “I would have thought we'd get a lot of granulation tissue, a lot of scar tissue being deposited and he'd have real deformed feet and pads. What we're seeing right now is pads are being formed almost like they were originally."
Bernie will always have scars on his back from the burns, but within two weeks Doctor Wagner hopes Bernie will be walking completely normal again.
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