Stem cells are the basic building blocks of life, the cells upon which tissue grows and bodies are built. Animal stem cell regenerative therapy can lengthen and rejuvenate the quality of life for adult dogs and cats suffering from osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, ligament and cartilage injuries and similar ailments. The treatment uses the animal’s own stem cells to heal its body.
A small sample of adipose tissue (fat) is surgically removed from the thorax of the dog or cat under general anaesthetic and processed to obtain stem cells. Stem cells play an integral part in wound healing and regeneration of body organs and tissue at the cellular level.
Since the adipose tissue is extracted from the animal’s own body with no ‘foreign’ donors, the process is entirely ‘natural,’ so there are no problems with cell rejection, disease transmission or side effects.
Stella, Dr. Salinger’s 5-year-old Great Dane, is our veterinary clinic’s blood donor. She has saved the lives of many dogs, including those with parvovirus, auto-immune diseases and bleeding disorders. Several months ago, Stella slipped on ice and suffered a partial cruciate tear which causes her pain and inhibits her ability to run and play. She definitely deserved this opportunity to have her health restored.
We are very pleased that our clinic will remain on the fore front of veterinary medicine and will help so many pets. If you would like to learn more about stem cell therapy and how it may help your pet please contact us.