Stem Cell Therapy for Pets – And Its Benefits
Stem cell therapy for pets is a less invasive treatment option for eliminating pain and mobility issues caused by osteoarthritis and soft tissue or skeletal injuries. The stem cells help repair damaged tissues and restore bodily functions. This treatment may eliminate the need for surgery or other invasive procedures by jumpstarting the natural healing process. If your pet needs this treatment, your vet will administer the stem cell injections and monitor healing progress along the way. Read on to learn more.
What to Expect During the Procedure
The stem cell therapy process begins with the collection of stem cells from your pet’s bone marrow. Your pet will not feel any pain, as he or she will remain under general anesthesia for the stem cell collection process. The collected cells are sent to a lab for processing before returning to the clinic.
With your pet under general anesthesia, the vet injects the processed stem cells into the affected joints and other areas to complete this treatment. As long as your pet tolerates the anesthesia medication well, there is very little reason for an overnight stay after the stem cell collection or injection procedures. Your pet may be somewhat sore for the first few nights, so your vet will prepare you with aftercare instructions to follow.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
The stem cell therapy process is less invasive than surgery, which helps your pet make a fast recovery. From collection to injection, the entire process takes less than a week. Even more importantly, most pets experience a rapid improvement in their symptoms within just a few days of the procedure.
Schedule Your Pet’s Next Vet Appointment
If you suspect your pet is experiencing pain or mobility issues, schedule a prompt appointment with your vet to determine the case and find the best treatment. Anytime your pet needs care, you can schedule an appointment at Burke Animal Clinic by calling 703-569-9600.
We utilize the leading treatments and therapies to help keep our patients pain-free and in great health.