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Stem Cell Therapy
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell technology enables veterinarians to extract adult stem cells from a pet's own body fat, virtually eliminating the risk of rejection or negative reaction. With stem cell therapy your veterinarian can treat your pet suffering from degenerative joint disease or arthritis, as well as tendon and ligament damage.
What can be treated with Stem Cell Therapy?
Current uses for Stem Cell Therapy include arthritis and soft tissue injuries with an efficacy of 95% on most cases. Although, with the forever evolving world of veterinary medicine future uses may include the treatment of: kidney, liver, heart and immune mediated diseases.
How do we collect the sample?
Your veterinarian collects a small sample of fat during a surgical procedure such as spay, neuter or other surgery requiring anesthesia. The sample is then processed in our facility and sent to an off site banking center for future use. If your pet is in for same day Stem Cell treatment the sample is administered to affected areas and all remaining Stem Cells is sent to be stored at an off site location for future use.
Is Stem Cell Therapy dangerous?
There is a very low risk with Stem Cell Therapy; this holistic solution harnesses the pet's own healing power to aid in the pain relief process. We will be placing your pet under general anesthesia for the removal of the fat tissue. There is always a risk with the use of anesthesia.
Is my pet a good candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?
Pets should be in general good health as indicated by physical exam and diagnostic workup. Patience with cancer are not qualifying candidates for stem cell therapy.
What age can my pet start Stem Cell Therapy?
We recommended obtaining the tissues sample while your pet is young and in exceptional health.
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