Stem Cell Therapy For Pets?

If you own a pet, you know it’s just another member of the family. If your dog or cat is in pain, you want to do whatever you can to help. (At NJ Pain Care Specialists, that’s how we feel about our human patients!)

In the past, I’ve written about how our doctors use stem cell therapy as a natural way to treat people who suffer from conditions that include tennis elbow, shoulder pain, knee pain, osteoarthritis of any joint, minor muscle tears, sports and overuse injuries. It’s a simple office procedure that eliminates the need for pain medications and invasive surgery.

I thought you might be interested to learn that veterinarians are now using stem cells to help dogs and cats suffering with arthritis and other joint problems.

In Massachusetts, 7-year-old Angus had trouble walking and 10-year-old Lilly had a very bad case of hip dysplasia. Lilly’s owner is a veterinarian technician at an animal hospital in North Dartmouth and says it was the worst case she had ever seen.
Both owners turned to stem cell therapy to try help their dogs move around pain free. Angus and Lilly made a little history as they were the first pets to undergo Adipose Stem Cell Therapy. This is a new and improved procedure for harvesting large amounts of stem cells. (In fact, we use it on our patients at New Jersey Pain Care Specialists.) The simple procedure removed a small amount of adipose “fat” tissue from the dogs’ bodies. Then, after the sample was purified and assessed for quality in an in-office lab, literally tens of millions of the dog’s own newly-activated stem and regenerative cells were administered back into their bodies to immediately begin working to treat their conditions. No stems cells are taken from the bone marrow, making Adipose Stem Cell Therapy easier, faster, safer, and less costly.

“There are no adverse effects using the pet’s own cells. The body is not going to reject the body’s own cells,” said the dogs’ veterinarian.
A week following the treatments, Angus had some spring in his step and his limp was less pronounced. His owner, Vern Mace, said: “He is doing great. He is using his leg now. Before, he wasn’t using his leg at all and everyday there seems to be improvement.”
Lilly has a greater range of motion in her hips. “I can’t believe it has been a week and already going up and down stairs, she doesn’t bunny hop anymore. She uses both legs. It’s amazing,” said her owner.

If your pet has a pain and movement issue, please consult with your veterinarian for the appropriate care. On the other hand (or paw), if you’d like to learn whether Adipose Stem Cell Therapy is right for your painful condition, give us a call at 732-720-0247 and a qualified physician will be happy to discuss your situation, as well as all of the advanced, non-invasive treatments available at NJ Pain Care Specialists.

At the present time, Stem Cell Therapy is not covered by human or pet medical insurance.