Regenerative medicine uses your pet’s body cells to heal and regenerate damaged tissues. This is helpful if they have an acute or chronic condition. Our veterinary team uses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy to help restore dead or injured cells for conditions like osteoarthritis. Dr. Bonnie Wesley will examine your pet to determine if this type of therapy is the best course of action for your pet.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy?
PRP uses a highly concentrated blood sample where the platelets and plasma (fluid portion of the blood) are isolated. We use a special system to do this process. After it’s complete, we inject the concentrated solution into the targeted area. This promotes healing by recruiting cells to clean up dead/injured ones and releasing growth factors, which support tissue regeneration. The treatment is helpful for pets who have inflammatory conditions that affect their ligaments, tendons and muscles. For example, for pets with moderate osteoarthritis, the effects of the treatments usually last 6-12 months. If you want to learn if your pet is a good fit, please contact us at 519-661-0496.
Are there any risks to the procedure?
We minimize any risks by adhering to our strict safety protocol. Your pet could need to be sedated or anesthetized when we’re taking their blood sample. This ensures your pet is still and experiencing as little pain as possible during their process. After the PRP fluid is ready, we inject it into the target area. The process can take between 30-40 minutes. We only offer this therapy to our canine friends who experience conditions like:
- Acute and Chronic Soft Tissue Injuries
- Tendon Injuries
- Ligament Injuries
- Muscle Injuries
- Certain Spinal Conditions