Stem Cell Therapy for Pets in and around Murphy, NC
Alpine Animal Hospital, in conjuction with MediVet-America, is proud to announce that we are now offering stem cell therapy for dogs and cats suffering from osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, ligament injuries and some degenerative diseases. This new state-of-the-art medicine is now available for your pet in Western North Carolina at Alpine Animal Hospital in Murphy, NC.
We are offering same day, in-hospital stem cell treatments with stem cells harvested from your pet’s adipose tissue (fat). There are several regenerative options that may best benefit your pet.
Adipose Stem Cell technology does not involve embryonic stem cells. The procedure uses your pet’s own adult stem cells from fat tissue to heal and repair. There are no ethical or FDA issues and the Medi-Vet technology and protocol are extremely safe. If you have pet insurance, some companies may cover up to 80% of the cost.
“You gave me back my life by giving me stem cell therapy. My right back leg and hip hurt so bad I stopped jumping on the bed at night and now I can sleep with my 2 siblings and my mom (and sometimes the cats). I stopped running outside with my siblings to chase away strangers and now I often lead the pack. Basically, I lay around on the kitchen floor while the rest of the family was in the living room on the big couch. Mommy tried to get me to join in but I couldn’t jump up on the couch and get down easily.
Now I am right there in what mommy calls the “puppy muddle”. I have even challenged my big sister, who is the alpha girl in our house, and held my own. Thanks to you all the fun in my life at the young age of 7 is not over, it feels like it has just begun. I am back in the throes of everything going on in my house and I am a happy girl again. I now experience so much joy, rather than pain all the time. Love to you, Dr. Van Horn and your magical hands and your loving staff who saw me through the therapy.” Annie Schiff
Owners report improvements in range of motion and mobility in three to ten days. The stem cells will continue healing from weeks to months and the effects last a year or more (range 1 – 8 years). Depending on the extent of the joint injury and the age of your pet when they first receive regenerative medicine, some patients may need periodic treatment.
What happens to my pet when they come in for stem cell therapy?
First, your vet will put your pet under general anesthetic. Then, he/she will make a small incision and collect 2-4 tablespoons of fat (either in the belly or behind the shoulder blades). MediVet provides on-site training for each clinic that brings on Stem Cell treatments; the process ensures your pet’s cells will be isolated and activated in a proper manner.
The surgical time requiring anesthesia is typically less than 30 minutes. The cells are isolated, activated and re-administered on site so that your animal can go home same day.
What is the recovery period, and how long does it take to see results?
We recommend that the patient be limited to activity within the first 10 days. It is likely your pet will be feeling good and want to exert themselves, however we recommend limiting physical activity so the cells have the ability to work to repair injuries. Improvements are typically seen within the first two weeks and continue improve over the next few months. Veterinarians report responses from initial treatments lasting 18-24 months.
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is blood plasma that contains concentrated amounts of platelets and growth factors. PRP is a non-surgical and advanced means of providing high doses of the body’s own healing factors directly to the area where they are needed. PRP can be used to aid in the treatment of many ailments.
PRP therapy can be introduced topically in or around an injured joint, tendon, or used in its gel form to treat large burns or wounds. MediVet’s PRP is not limited to acute injuries, it can also be used for chronic conditions.
- Complimentary to your Pet’s next surgery
- Wound Care
- General Inflammation
- Post Surgical Healing
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For additional information, please contact the office at (828) 837-6115 or visit the following sites for more details on stem cell therapy for your pet: