While the successes of adult stem cells for human patients make little news, animal treatments continue to grab headlines. The latest is the story of Sam the border collie, from Georgia. Sam was experiencing increasing pain and loss of movement from spindalosis and arthritis. Dr. Kevin Brantly used the dog's own adult stem cells from fat to treat Sam, the first time the treatment has been done in a vet's office in the state of Georgia. Sam is expected to be up and around soon and enjoying a game of Frisbee.

Previous stories have highlighted successful adult stem cell treatments for dogs, for horses, and for a quadriplegic donkey.

Adult stem cells have successfully treated human patients, too.