The Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
One of the biggest causes of problems in a dog’s life as they age is joint and bone related issues. Dogs suffer from inflammation, arthritis, and other conditions that negatively affect their movement and consequently their happiness. As an owner, treating these conditions has been historically difficult based on the shortage of treatment options available, especially for older dogs.
Luckily, there is a promising new procedure out there aimed at helping dogs of all ages with bone and joint issues. Stem cell therapy for pets is a great way to rejuvenate the tissues in your dog’s joints and alleviate the physical and emotional pain for your dog and you.
What Is Stem Cell Therapy for Pets and How Does It Work?
Stem cells are cells that are young and can be molded and grown into whatever the body needs. These cells are taken from fat samples in your dog’s body and applied to places like joints. Joints lack a natural abundance of cells like this, which is why they fail earlier. As a dog ages, there just aren’t enough cells in joints to heal. This is a similar reasoning as to why joint issues take so long to heal in humans or dogs.
Once these cells are extracted from your dog, they are regenerated and injected into the problem area. These cells combine with the effected tissues and begin to relieve pain by healing the area and growing. Since the cells are from your dog to begin with, there is no worry about rejection or having to do a removal procedure.
What Can Stem Cell Therapy Help Fight Against?
Given that this therapy is so new, every possible area of benefit has not been discovered yet. There is a lot of time and research being devoted to find out just what ailments this procedure can fight. In the meantime, joint and bone pain and discomfort have already been a proven ground for this therapy to succeed.
Bone and joint pain can be caused by a lot of different conditions, including:
- Injury to bone
- Injury to ligaments or joint tissue
Since there is a general lack of reparative tissue in these areas, the introduction of new cells through stem cell therapy helps trigger or speed up the healing process.
The Future of Stem Cell Therapy for Pets
As this treatment is explored and refined further, there will be greater usage and success for dogs of all ages. While stem cell therapy is not a complete cure for these ailments, it will continue to be a tool that alleviates other treatments like multiple medicines or expensive and difficult surgical procedures.
If you have a dog suffering from joint pain or bone issues then stem cell therapy may be right for you. At Riverside Animal Care, we believe in using the latest technology to achieve the best possible results with your pet’s health. Contact us today to discover how we can help you and your dogs live a healthier, happier life together.