The Process of Stem-Cell Therapy in Pets
In stem-cell therapy, stem cells are drawn from the fat, bone marrow, and umbilical cord blood of an animal of the same species as your pet and used to help treat your animal companion.
The stem cells will be injected into the injured, diseased, or damaged area of your dog's or cat's body by your veterinarian. The stem cells will be able to replace or assist in the repair of damaged or dead tissues, as well as reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and promote the growth of new tissues.
What does stem-cell therapy treat?
Veterinary stem-cell therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, diseases, and injuries in cats and dogs. Some of the most common are as follows:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Damaged ligaments
- Fractured bones
- Liver and kidney disease
- Oral disease in cats (stomatitis)
Is stem-cell therapy right for your pet?
Sometimes, it can be really hard to predict the final results of stem-cell therapy. There are some situations in which cats and dogs respond well to stem-cell treatment at first but later relapse. However, in other situations, pets will display incredible improvements that have lasting results.
Our Pflugerville veterinarians will assess your cat's or dog's suitability for stem-cell therapy based on the laboratory that provides the stem cells for the procedure, as well as your pet's age, breed, general health, previous treatment, and response history, severity and duration of your companion's condition, and sedation risk.