Stem Cells

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy for dogs and cats is a very useful addition to conventional arthritis treatments that might not be effective enough in reducing pain and improving mobility. It is also another treatment option for patients that have had an adverse reaction to certain pain medications.

How do we use stem cell therapy?

The procedure is done under a GA and involves taking stem cells from the patient’s bone marrow or fat. The harvested stem cells are then injected into the arthritic joint. Stem cells are unspecialised cells that are of renewing themselves through cell division, so serving as an internal repair system. The injected stem cells cause regeneration within the joint resulting in increased mobility and decreased pain. This is why the treatment is often referred to as regenerative medicine.

Be Referred

We would love to be able to get your pet back on their feet. We don’t require a referral from your vet for your pet to receive treatment with us. We will contact your first opinion vet for a history and any X-rays etc. You just need to turn up with your ‘fur baby’ – and both relax! We have made Physio-Vet, as unlike a normal vets as possible. We don’t have examination tables, we have comfortable mats, so that we are down at your ‘fur baby’s’ level, to reassure them whilst they are examined and initial appointments aren’t rushed either, as we allow a full hour for it. So, please rest assured your ‘fur baby’ is in good, caring hands!
 
To make an appointment, please call 01270 586008 or email us on info@physio-vet.co.uk
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