Stem Cell Therapy
Oscar Baker is an 18 month old German Shepherd dog who suffers from severe hip dysplasia and the accompanying arthritis. His owners did not want him to have to be on long- term drug therapy so they chose stem cell therapy.
Union Hill Animal Hospital now offers in house stem cell therapy. It is no secret that stem cell therapy is rapidly growing into one of the largest alternatives in veterinary pain management. Stem cells are being used to improve the lives of animals that suffer from osteoarthritis as well as tendon and ligament damage, joint injuries and fractured bones.
Other treatments ,such as NSAIDS and corticosteroids, only attempt to reduce symptoms and can sometimes have serious side effects such as liver damage and gastric ulcers. As an alternative, stem cell therapy can treat the cause of your pet's discomfort and not just suppress symptoms.
Common signs of osteoarthritis include your pet's ability to get up and down steps, general stiffness in gait as well as a marked inability to recover from exercise.
Other conditions that show promise in being able to respond to stem cell therapy include degenerative myelopathy, feline gingivitis, end-stage renal disease, liver and kidney failure, allergies, auto-immune diseases, inflammatory bowel disease and atopy.
Stem cells are your animal's own repair cells. There are many adult stem cells present in fat tissue but they are dormant. We use a stem cell procedure from Medivet-America. We harvest the stem cells from your animal's own fat, activate them and re-inject them where needed all in one day.