Veterinary stem cell therapy can be used to help to promote healing, reduce inflammation and relieve pain in pets suffering from a range of conditions such as osteoarthritis.
What is the stem cell therapy process for pets?
Veterinary stem cell therapy uses stem cells drawn from the bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, or fat of your pet or another animal of the same species to help heal your pet.
Your vet will inject the stem cells into the diseased, damaged or injured area of your dog's body where the stem cells will work to repair and replace damaged or dead tissue, reducing inflammation, pain, and promoting new tissue growth.
What is stem cell therapy used to treat?Stem cell therapy can be used to help treat a variety of injuries, diseases and conditions in both dogs and cats. Some of the most common are:
- Fractured bones
- Damaged ligaments
- Spinal cord injuries
- Liver and kidney disease
- Oral disease in cats (stomatitis)
Is stem cell therapy right for your pet?
Predicting the results of stem cell therapy can be complicated. Many pets do well with the therapy but relapse later, while others show remarkable lasting improvements in their health.
Your dog or cat's suitability for stem cell therapy will be decided by the laboratory supplying the stem cells and your vet based on your pet's overall condition, age, breed, previous treatment and response history, severity and duration, and sedation risk.