Stem cell therapy is a regenerative medicine procedure that uses your pet’s own stem cells to rebuild or recreate certain tissues in the body. As a result, the body responds by re-growing and replacing damaged tissue. Stem cell therapy can be highly effective in reducing inflammation and therefore relieving pain. Pipe Creek Animal Clinic is proud to offer this innovative treatment option to better manage the wellness of our patients.
Your pet’s body will produce millions of stem cells during his or her lifetime. In an adult pet, the cells remain dormant within the bone marrow, blood and fat. Stem cell therapy is a process that harvests a portion of those dormant cells and awakens them. The cells are then injected back into the patient where they can transform into cartilage, bone cells and other new, healthy tissue.
Stem cell therapy has been proven to be highly effective in treating and managing a number of health conditions in companion animals. Some of the common uses include:
In many instances, stem cell therapy can be used in lieu of other, more invasive treatments, such as surgery. There are many benefits to choosing stem cell therapy for your pet. These benefits include:
Effective – While results may vary by patient, most case studies show a very high success rate in achieving relief from pain, improved mobility and faster healing.
Efficient – Unlike other treatment methods that merely address symptoms, such as medication or steroids, stem cell therapy treats the source of the problem.
Affordable – Despite the fact that stem cell therapy is considered an innovative treatment option, it’s typically much less expensive than a surgical procedure.
Safe – Because stem cell therapy involves only the cells from your pet’s body, there are virtually no negative side effects to be concerned about.
If your pet is experiencing orthopedic issues or has suffered a soft tissue injury, we encourage you to learn whether stem cell therapy would help. Pick up the phone and give us a call today. We’d love to help your loved one live a happier, more comfortable life.