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Is My Pet a Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?
When you come in to see our Houston, Texas veterinarian, you’ll always get exceptional service and access to the leading technology and treatment options for your pet. This may include stem cell therapy. At Veterans Memorial Drive Animal Hospital, we may recommend this type of treatment for your pet’s pain management needs. Many pets can see substantial improvement in their mobility, pain levels, and quality of life using stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy may be effective in treating pets who have chronic pain or limited mobility that isn’t likely to heal fully. Some pets may not qualify for surgery to fix the underlying concerns. Because stem cell therapy is a limitedly invasive procedure, it may be the best solution for your pet’s needs.
Stem cells are a unique type of cell found within the body. These cells are special because they can transform into other cells to heal damaged tissue. Our goal is to extract those healthy stem cells from areas of the animal’s body where they are in large supply and then inject them into the problem area. Once there, the stem cells go to work rejuvenating the damaged tissue, healing it at a very fast and effective rate.
As a holistic veterinarian, when you come in to see our team, we’ll always offer the recommendation of stem cell therapy or other treatments that are the least invasive and most effective for your pet. This depends on the pet’s needs, of course. We use this type of therapy to treat a wide range of conditions including:
There are many benefits to using stem cell therapy for these or other conditions. It is non-invasive meaning your pet doesn’t have to go in for surgery to see the benefits. It is also more effective than other treatments in some animals. There is also no risk of rejection because the pet’s stem cells are used, not a foreign substance. And, this treatment has been shown to significantly reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and improve inflammation quickly.
If your pet is taking medications, struggling to walk, or has a poor quality of life but other treatment options have not worked, please visit our holistic veterinarian to learn more about this treatment option. Our animal hospital in Houston, Texas is available to you for all of your needs.
When you visit our animal hospital in Houston, Texas, you’ll get exceptional service and attention to your needs. Let our team listen to your pet’s symptoms of chronic pain, joint pain, or other limitations. We’ll determine if stem cell therapy is right for you then. Our Houston, Texas veterinarian is always available to answer your questions about this treatment. Contact us for an appointment at 281-440-4441.