Regenerative stem cell therapy is one of the latest treatments being used to help restore, repair and re-grow damaged tissue in pets. In veterinary medicine, this therapy is primarily used to treat arthritic animals, and for those with tendon and ligament injuries – although indications are that in the future this therapy may be effective for other medical conditions.
Regenerative treatment at OVRA involves the use of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma from VetStem. The cells and plasma are then injected into the affected area on the patient. Benefits include:
- Reduction of inflammation
- Pain relief and management
- Regeneration of tissue—recent studies report that more than 80% of dogs with arthritis who are treated with regenerative stem cell therapy show improved quality of life.
- Few side effects, though pets may need to be anesthetized for the injection depending on location
At OVRA, we’ve seen first-hand the amazing results of this cutting-edge treatment. We’re excited about its potential for helping pets with all types of debilitating medical issues.