STEM CELL AND PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY
We are excited to add services of Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to our clinic. These therapies give us an alternative to major surgery and allow an animal to be more active without pain. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is where we draw a blood sample and harvest the PRP in our lab in the clinic. PRP has the ability to stimulate regrowth of tissue and anti-inflammatory actions. Stem cells are obtained by removing about 10-12 cc’s of fat from the animal. We then take the fat to our lab in the clinic to harvest and concentrate the stem cells. I like to re-suspend the stem cells in the PRP and then inject them into the affected area. This gives us the best of both worlds. The regenerative power of stem cells and PRP. Regenerative medicine is very exciting. We have already done 27 cases. Our success rate has been fantastic, with over 90% meeting owners expectations. The goal is to get the animal out of pain without having to use pain medication or in some instances the least amount as possible. A few of the cases I have seen have had too much damage, but we are still keeping them going with very little medication after the procedure. To me, any benefit is a success without the stress of major surgery.