Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy In Animals
There has been much publicity about the use of mature stem cells for research and possible treatment for many diseases in human medicine. Today there is presently a treatment for arthritis available for our pets using this technology. The results are very promising.
Stem cells are the pets’ own natural healing cells that are capable of differentiating into a variety of tissue types including tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage, smooth and cardiac muscle, liver, and others.
New York Veterinary Specialty Center is certified to perform this procedure. Fat is harvested from the animal through a small incision, this sample is sent to MediVet America for processing, the stem cells are then sent back, and finally the stem cells are injected into the pet’s area of need. In the case of arthritis, injections are given into the affected joint(s) and intravenously.