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Is Stem Cell Therapy Right For Your Pet?

June 1, 2017 by admin0
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United Veterinary Center’s advanced stem cell therapy uses your pet’s own stem cells for treatment. This is called Autologous Therapy– when the stem cells come from your own body’s tissues. There are no ethical or moral concerns with the use of stem cells from one’s own body as these cells are adult and not embryonic. UVC’s advancement in technology we are merely utilizing the body’s own regenerative capabilities with our proprietary treatment.

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, however they are asleep.  UVC’s Stem Cell therapy allows your vet 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 arthritis, stem cells can become new cartilage cells and have natural anti-inflammatory properties thus reducing pain and increasing mobility.

When Should My Pet Get Stem Cell Treatment?

In a recent study, 155 canines suffering from moderate to severe osteoarthritis were treated with UVC’s stem cell therapy. Four independent veterinarians oversaw the study and results. At the end of 90 days, 99% of the canines showed improvements in at least one of the three analyzed categories. This research combined with many others, validates the use of stem cell therapy for the treatment of numerous ailments.

What happens to my pet when they come in for stem cell therapy?

First, your vet will put your pet under general anesthetic.  Then, he/she will make a small incision and collect 2-4 tablespoons of fat (either in the belly or behind the shoulder blades).  MediVet provides on-site training for each clinic that brings on Stem Cell treatments; the process ensures your pet’s cells will be isolated and activated in a proper manner.

The surgical time requiring anesthesia is typically less than 30 minutes.  The cells are isolated, activated and re-administered on site so that your animal can go home same day.

What is the recovery period, and how long does it take to see results?

We recommend that the patient be limited to activity within the first 10 days.  It is likely your pet will be feeling good and want to exert themselves, however we recommend limiting physical activity so the cells have the ability to work to repair injuries. Improvements are typically seen within the first two weeks and continue improve over the next few months.  Veterinarians report responses from initial treatments lasting 18-24 months.

 


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