Could Stem Therapy Help Your Dog?
As veterinary medicine has improved over the last several decades, our pets are now living longer lives. This means they’re facing additional health challenges as they age. As a result, veterinary medicine has been developing revolutionary treatments to help pets stay healthy, happy, and active well into their golden years.
Regenerative stem cell therapy is one of these relatively new (it’s been researched for about a decade and ramped up in practice for about five years) treatments available for dogs.
What Is a Stem Cell?
Stem cells are a type of cell that is naturally present in all animals’ bodies. They are like blank slates as they can differentiate into any specific type of cell (such as different tissues or blood cells) before beginning to multiply. As a result, they have an incredible capacity for healing the body.
What Is Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for Dogs?
Regenerative stem cell therapy for dogs is a treatment that uses stem cells to heal injuries and treat certain illnesses in dogs. With this treatment stem cells are extracted from a dog’s own tissues (usually from fat tissues), isolated, and then injected into the targeted treatment location, such as an injured joint. The injected stem cells can then be triggered to turn into the type of cell that is needed for healing.
What Does Stem Cell Therapy Treat in Pets?
In pets, stem cell therapy is being used to treat musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis and injuries by being injected directly into joints, muscles, and ligaments. They are also used to treat certain types of cancers in dogs.
Additionally, ongoing research is now looking at the viability of using stem cells to treat other health concerns in pets such as diabetes and bladder problems.
Does Stem Cell Therapy Really Work?
The principles of stem cell therapy are sound and there are well controlled studies indicating that treated pets see significant improvement dating abc as far as 2007. There are many more studies in the studying the efficacy of stem cell therapy for multiple disease processes.
Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy in Escondido – Could Your Dog Benefit?
At Companion Animal Health and Rehabilitation Center in Escondido, we’re proud to provide a wide array of rehabilitative treatments for canine patients, including regenerative stem cell therapy. To learn more about this treatment and whether it might benefit your dog, we welcome you to contact our office to schedule a consultation today.