We carry out Stem Cell Therapy for dogs & cats with arthritis and bone and tendon injuries. This includes hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, calcification, common degeneration and inflammation, as well as cruciate ligament damage.
Stem cell therapy is a very useful addition to conventional treatments for arthritis that may not be effective enough in limiting pain or improving mobility.
These treatments may include drugs, surgery, physiotherapy, laser therapy, hydrotherapy and acupuncture, and cartrophen injections. We also find that in some cases, many of these treatment options may be limited for a particular animal. For example, some animals may not be able to take drug medications because of adverse reactions.
Before we see you, we will already have obtained a full clinical history from your own vet so that we are aware of all current treatments and problems. During an initial consultation each pet we see is assessed and an individual treatment plan is given, according to the type of condition, the severity, and your own preference of treatment options.
What Our Service Includes
- Full initial consultation and physical exam with assessment and recommendations
- Blood tests to ensure suitability for regenerative medicine therapy
- Full radiograph service under anaesthetic
- Injection of PRP into joint(s)
- Preparation, counting and culture of stem cells
- Injection of stem cells into joint(s)
- Storage of stem cells for future use in our dedicated lab
- Follow up consultations at 30, 60 and 90 days
Not only do we perform Stem Cell Therapy for dogs & cats with arthritis. Stem cell therapy is being used in conditions other than arthritis although the number of cases are still low and there are fewer published studies. We treat these other cases under “compassionate use”. We know less about these conditions, but are seeing some exciting results. Some of those conditions are: degenerative myelopathy, feline gingivitis, end-stage renal disease, liver and kidney failure, allergy, auto-immune, inflammatory bowel disease, pulmonary fibrosis, Immune mediated haemolytic anaemia, atopy, and spinal trauma.