As technology advances, veterinary clinics and hospitals continue to add new life-enhancing and life-saving procedures to their services. Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) for dogs is one of those services now being offered at East Valley Animal Hospital, located in Gilbert AZ. After extensive research on the different types of PRP Therapy available, we’ve selected the Companion Regenerative Therapy to add to our practice.
What is the Process for PRP Therapy?
Companion Regenerative Therapy is an FDA approved medical treatment that utilizes the body’s own cells to heal and regenerate damaged tissues in your dog’s acute and chronic conditions. It’s effective when used with arthritis, soft tissue injuries, and some spinal conditions. Simple and effective, it can also be completed as a one-day procedure.
Here is what PetMD has to say about PRP therapy and what to expect when scheduling a PRP treatment for your pup: “Platelet-rich plasma has been used widely in human and equine medicine, primarily to promote the healing of musculoskeletal injuries (e.g., tendons and ligaments), but it is now making its way into companion animal medicine. The process is relatively simple:
- A blood sample is drawn from the patient needing treatment.
- Using special equipment, the blood is spun down until the plasma (the liquid portion of blood) and platelets can be separated from white and red blood cells. The plasma now contains a much greater concentration of platelets than does “normal” blood.
- The platelets are activated via the addition of thrombin, calcium, or other substances/procedures that stimulate them to release their growth factors (chemical mediators that stimulate the healing process).
- The liquid is injected into the injured area and/or given intravenously.”
Should I Consider PRP for My Dog?
The easy answer: at East Valley Animal Hospital located in Gilbert, AZ, we would be happy to meet with you and discuss if PRP Regenerative Therapy is right for your fluffy friend. Your canine may also benefit from this incredible technology if they’re in need of certain knee procedures such as a TTA or TPLO; have hip dysplasia; have had knee surgery and are having complications or experiencing poor recovery; or if they have joint injuries and may not be a surgical candidate for various reasons.
We know your dog is a part of your family, and that’s why at East Valley Animal Hospital, located in Gilbert AZ, we treat them with the greatest compassion and care. Give us a call today for a consultation!
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