We are now offering stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) for dogs and cats suffering from osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia and other degenerative diseases. These regenerative medicine therapies can also aid in faster healing of fractures and orthopedic surgeries. If you have pet insurance, some companies may cover a portion of the cost.
Stem Cells are the repair cells in the body. This all natural therapy can lengthen and rejuvenate the quality of life of pets suffering from these conditions. The stem cells reduce inflammation and pain while helping to re-build bone and soft tissue. Healing will continue from weeks to months and the benefits generally last eighteen months or more without the need for pain medication for degenerative diseases. Adipose Stem Cell technology does not involve embryonic stem cells but rather used the animal’s own stem cells from fat tissue. The procedure is completed in clinic while your pet spends the day. We also provide a banking service where some of the animal’s stem cells can be saved for 10 years and used as needed for the above conditions.
Platelet rich plasma or PRP is a concentrated amount of growth factors and platelets from blood plasma. PRP helps bring white blood cells to the area for quick removal of dead and injured cells. The growth factors in the plasma also promote healing and help in regeneration of tendons, ligaments, muscle or joints. Since the PRP is derived from the animal’s own blood there is no risk of reaction. To harvest PRP the patient has a blood sample drawn. Within an hour the sample in processed at Animal Hospital of Dauphin County and is ready to be injected or applied to the problem area. PRP treatments can be performed in conjunction with orthopedic surgery to reduce the healing time. The treatments also aid in the rapid healing of wounds as well as to help relieve pain caused by arthritis.
MediVet’s Veterinary Stem Cell Therapy…Q&A for Pet Owners
What is MediVet Stem Cell Therapy?
What is so great about Stem Cell Therapy?
How long has this been available?
I’ve heard about other stem cell companies. Which one is best?
For pet owners, there are two main advantages to MediVet. First, the processing is all done in your vet’s office, so you don’t need to worry about losing your sample during shipping, or the sample heating up and getting damaged. Also, MediVet allows your vet to do the entire procedure in one day, making it very convenient for you and your pet. While all companies are equally safe, MediVet has the highest reported success rate of greater than 95%. When comparing side by side, vets chose MediVet because of the superior results.
Is it safe?
What happens to my pet when they come in for stem cell therapy?
What is the recovery period, and how long does it take to see results?
What conditions do you treat?
We also treat 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, IMHA, atopy, and spine trauma. Please talk to your vet if you have questions about any of these conditions.
How long does a treatment last? What happens if my pet starts having trouble again?
We typically see about 1-3 years of relief after the initial treatment. Most pet owners chose to bank cells, so retreatment is easy. MediVet has a banking facility in Kentucky. If symptoms return, your vet merely requests a dose of cells from the bank, and injects them. No surgery is necessary.
Are there any animals that you don’t treat?