Pet Regenerative Medicine
Stem cells are powerful healing cells in your pet’s body that can become other types of cells. There are many adult stem cells in fat tissue. Stem cell therapy allows us to isolate stem cells from your animal’s own (autologous) fat tissue, wake them up, and reintroduce them directly into damaged areas. For example, in the case of osteoarthritis, stem cells can become new cartilage cells and have natural anti-inflammatory properties thus reducing pain and increasing mobility.
The first peer-reviewed, double-blinded, multicenter study for adipose-derived stem cell therapy use in canine osteoarthritis of the hip showed significant improvement in all post-treatment evaluation times for lameness, pain, and range of motion. Similar results have been obtained for canine elbows and stifles.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma
To hasten the repair of tendon, ligament, bone, and other tissues, platelet-rich plasma, an autogenous fluid concentration predominantly made of platelets, is employed. (PRP is 5.5 x 1010 platelets/50 ml.) PRP, thrombin, and calcium chloride are combined to create Protein Rich Gel, a semisolid substance that has been widely used in human dentistry.
In addition to their function in hemostasis, platelets are among the first cells to migrate to sites of tissue trauma, and they contain a variety of growth factors that promote tissue healing.