Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for Pets in Whittlesea, Victoria
Hip dysplasia, cruciate ligament injuries, and arthritis in dogs and cats are all debilitating conditions that can lower a pet’s quality of life significantly. At The Vet Practice, we are very happy to be able to offer regenerative stem cell therapy to treat damaged joints and restore mobility (and quality of life) in our patients. Stem cells are remarkable “blank slates” that can become muscle, nerve, cartilage, bone, or fat cells as needed to repair areas of damage, and even better, they can be harvested directly from your pet. The end goal is to improve your pet’s quality of life as much as possible in a natural, minimally invasive way.
Why Choose Stem Cell Therapy?
Pain relief medications and invasive orthopaedic surgeries are not always the best option for pets with joint damage, or they might come up short in giving your pet a better life. With stem cell therapy, your pet is being treated with cells from their own body, and these cells are simply injected into the affected area--no invasive surgery required. Once inside your pet, the stem cells will be naturally drawn to the damaged bone or tissue.
The Healing Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
So what actually happens after your pet undergoes treatment? Some of the major health benefits include:
- Reducing inflammation and pain
- Healing damaged cells
- Repairing damaged bone, cartilage, and soft tissue where needed
- Promoting active tissue regeneration
- Preventing cells from deteriorating further
Is My Pet a Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?
Unfortunately, not all pets are eligible for stem cell therapy--they will need to be screened first. This includes taking X-rays of the joints, abdomen, and chest cavity, and running blood work to check for signs of disease.
Furthermore, there is no guarantee that your pet’s stem cell treatment will be successful. It’s important to pursue this particular treatment with the expectation that it may or may not produce the desired results. Still, stem cell therapy has proven to be quite effective in pets as well as people.