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Stem Cell Therapy 

Stem cells, which are found in all tissues in your pet’s body, play an important role in regenerative medicine. These cells have the unique ability to transform into any type of cell, ranging from tissue to organ cells.

Usually, they are obtained from either the adipose (fat) tissue, bone marrow or umbilical cord blood. Whether they’re from your pet or another animal of the same species, these cells will go to the damaged or inflamed area of the body and replace or reproduce the needed cells. This process helps relieve inflammation, pain and diseased tissue, allowing your pet to experience increased mobility and a better life.

At Foothills Pet Healthcare clinic, we offer this form of regenerative therapy using the pet’s stem cells. Whether your dog or cat is dealing with a ligament injury or immune-mediated polyarthritis, we can help you decide if your pet would benefit from stem cell therapy.

Which Pets Can Benefit From Stem Cell Therapy?

Whether your pet is considered a suitable candidate for stem cell therapies can depend on their:

  • Specific medical condition
  • Condition’s severity and duration
  • Past responses to treatment
  • Age
  • Breed

Keep in mind your dog or cat needs to be in overall good health to obtain and use the stem cells effectively. If your pet is healthy overall but is dealing with arthritis, hip dysplasia, an inflammatory disease or a ligament, bone or spinal cord injury, they may be a likely match for this procedure.

To help you determine whether your dog or cat would benefit from this therapy, our team at Foothills Pet Healthcare Clinic offers exams, bloodwork and testing so you’ll be informed and fully equipped to make the best decision.

Benefits of Stem Cell Therapies for Pets

Because stem cells can divide and differentiate into different types of cells, this therapy can safely and effectively treat a wide range of conditions. Veterinarians can easily obtain the cells without putting your pet at risk. Stem cell therapies can also treat pets who are not responding well to their current treatment or those who cannot undergo surgical procedures.

Whether your pet needs healthy muscle, bone, skin or cartilage cells, stem cell therapy can transform the diseased or damaged area and help relieve discomfort and pain.

How Do Stem Cell Therapies for Pets Work? 

You can expect your veterinarian to anesthetize your pet to obtain the stem cells. Then, they will surgically remove some of your pet’s fat tissue or bone marrow. After this quick and easy procedure is complete, they will then process the sample to collect the stem cells.

Once this step is complete, your veterinarian will take the stem cells and reinject them back into the diseased or damaged area. Regardless of whether they’re inserted into a joint or the bloodstream, these stem cells will begin relieving any inflammation and pain and creating new tissue.

Contact Us Today to Schedule a Stem Cell Therapy Consultation 

Foothills Pet Healthcare Clinic delivers customized veterinary care to clients within a 60-mile radius of our practice in Mount Airy, North Carolina. If you are interested in learning more about our stem cell therapy for cats and dogs, be sure to reach us at 336-789-0009 or fill out our online contact form. We’ll help you schedule a consultation so you can meet with a veterinarian and develop a personalized plan for your pet.