About Dogosterone™ Therapy
My name is David Scott Bieber, DVM. I am a Veterinarian at Sheridan West Animal Clinic in Cooper City, FL. I have an interesting story with a happy ending.
We had a Chocolate Labrador named Bruno, born 6/28/1997. Back in the end of 2008, Bruno was about 11 years old and started to have a hard time using his hind legs. He started having trouble getting up and walking. We started anti-inflammatory therapy, pain management and adequan injections. By the end of December, Bruno was paralyzed in both hind legs. We took digital radiographs and sent them off to a Radiologist who concluded that he had chronic intervertebral disk disease in both cervical (neck) and lumbar (back) regions. This probably caused disk herniation with spinal cord compression at one or more sites. The prognosis was poor. To make a long story short, my family and I decided to put Bruno in a wheelchair. Bruno was still very happy wagging his tail and eating. But nonetheless, it was heart-breaking watching him pull himself everywhere in the house. At this point, Bruno was still on anti-inflammatories, glucosamine and adequan injections.
Then I began to think how will Bruno walk again if he has muscle weakness, muscle atrophy and a lack of bone density in his back legs and spine. I came up with the idea to give Bruno Testosterone injections once monthly, with the idea being that testosterone maintains muscle mass and increases bone density. And, if you think about it, most dogs are neutered and have zero levels of testosterone to begin with. We were not giving "body-building" dosages, but to bring up their testosterone to their normal levels to sustain bone density and muscle mass. Five months went by in that wheelchair and Bruno started to walk again. He was 13 years old in June of 2010 and still enjoyed walks around the block. Bruno died at 14 years of age due to chronic kidney disease, which is their natural way of going.
Since 2008, I have been doing research in the use of testosterone injections in the geriatric canine with incredible results. We are using it mainly on medium and large breed dogs that are neutered and spayed and having a hard time getting up. These illnesses include arthritis, intervertebral disk disease, hip dysplasia, muscle atrophy and degenerative joint disease. I have been using Dogosterone™ Therapy since the beginning of 2009 and it's been and continues to be very effective with a 92% success rate.
As many as 25% of all canines could benefit from Dogosterone™ Therapy! The patient and the owners have all been very happy with the outcome of these rather inexpensive treatments.
This is my Legacy, for me and my profession. I believe I am the only veterinarian in the country, and possibly the world, providing this beneficial treatment for all dogs.