Same-day Stem Cell Therapy for Pets in Kansas City
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
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. Stem 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)
Stem cell therapy is a new treatment to improve quality of life when a cat or dog is suffering with chronic pain from osteoarthritic conditions such as arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and immune mediate arthritis. Here at Stanley we want to provide the best options for our patients.
How does the procedure work?
The day of the procedure, the veterinarian will anesthetize your pet. He will surgically remove a couple tablespoons of fat. This is a quick and simple procedure that is generally easier than performing a spay. 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 generally be sedated and the stem cells will be administered into the affected joints and/or into the bloodstream. It is important that you do not feed your pet the night before the procedure. (Medi-Vet America)
Your pet will stay overnight, so that he/she may remain quiet in their kennel and a veterinarian may check on them first thing in the morning. Results will gradually improve as your pet returns to a life of mobility.
For more information, please visit Medi-Vet America’s website: http://www.medivet-america.com/