Stem Cell Therapy
Dakota Veterinary Center is the first in our area to offer advanced stem cell therapy which uses your pet’s own stem cells for treatment. When the stem cells come from your own body’s tissues, there is no ethical or moral concerns with the use of the stem cells as these cells are adult and not embryonic. The technology uses the body’s own regenerative capabilities for powerful healing. There are many adult stem cells in fat tissue, however they are asleep. This stem cell therapy allows our veterinarians to isolate stem cells from your animal’s own fat tissue, wake them up, and reintroduce them directly into damaged areas. For example, in the case of arthritis, stem cells can become new cartilage cells and have natural anti-inflammatory properties; reducing pain and increasing mobility.
Our typical patient has osteoarthritis (hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, calcifications, common degeneration and inflammation), soft tissue injuries (cruciate injuries, tears, ruptures, inflammation), or needs accelerated healing of fractures. Some other conditions known to benefit by stem cell therapy are: degenerative myelopathy, feline gingivitis, end-stage renal disease, liver and kidney failure, allergy, auto-immune, inflammatory bowel disease, pulmonary fibrosis, IMHA, atopy, and spine trauma. Please speak to one of our veterinarians if you would like to know more about how Stem Cell Therapy can benefit your pet.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
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. Platelets that are found in whole blood contain many healing growth factors and bioactive proteins. These bioactive proteins can initiate tissue healing, and assist with inflammation.
The treatment offers an affordable all natural alternative to drugs and steroids. 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