Same-day Stem Cell Therapy for Pets in Kansas City
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell is a treatment to improve the quality of life when a cat or dog is suffering from chronic pain. Treatments can help with conditions such as arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and immune mediate arthritis as well as other conditions. Stem cells are the body’s repair cells. They have the ability to divide and differentiate into many different types of cells based on where they are needed throughout the body. The cells can divide and turn into tissues such as skin, fat, muscle, bone, cartilage, and nerve to name a
few. They even possess the ability to replicate into organs such as the heart, liver, intestines, pancreas, etc. (Medi-Vet America).
These treatments are often used for pets who have arthritis, but can be used for a number of conditions in our pets.
How Does the Procedure Work?
On the day of the procedure, the veterinarian will anesthetize your pet. The doctor will surgically remove a portion of fat, they will then process the fat to remove the stem cells. Processing generally takes a couple of hours. After the stem cells have been collected, your pet will be sedated and the stem cells will be administered into the affected joints and/or into the bloodstream. Results will gradually improve as your pet returns to a life of mobility.
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is blood plasma that contains concentrated amounts of platelets and growth factors. PRP is a non-surgical and advanced means of providing high doses of the body’s own healing factors directly to the area where they are needed.
How Does PRP Work?
PRP is a trending topic in human sports orthopedic medicine, often used to treat sports injuries. The PureVet PRP kit we use is a breakthrough product for pets utilizing blood plasma with concentrated platelets that once activated accelerate the healing properties of the isolated growth factors at a fraction
of the cost of traditional human treatments.
Platelets that are found in whole blood contain many healing growth factors and bioactive proteins. These bioactive proteins can initiate tissue healing and assist with inflammation. The treatment also offers an affordable all natural alternative to drugs and steroids. Once a small blood sample is obtained from your pet and processed, the healing injection is administered into the affected joint.
Does Stem Cell or PRP therapy sound like a good option for your pet? Set up your consultation with Dr. Matt Powers today!