Veterinarians at Val-U-Vet are performing adipose stem cell therapy on dogs and cats suffering from arthritis, hip dysplasia and more. After treatment, severely arthritic pets experience substantial decrease in pain, and have significantly increased mobility.
These are not the controversial embryonic stem cells of the past. Adipose stem cells are harvested from a pet’s own fat tissue. According to MediVet, the patented technology provider, adipose stem cell treatment can actually reverse some degenerative diseases previously thought to be incurable. The documented before and after video footage of the patients is quite compelling.
All animals have billions of dormant stem cells in their bodies. Adipose tissue (fat) has the highest concentration of dormant stem cells. The treatment begins with the vet surgically removing a small amount of fat from the patient. The fat is then processed on-site with MediVet’s LED technology to awaken the hibernating stem cells.
“The activated stem cells are injected back into the patient by the millions, where they go to work like heat-seeking missiles, repairing tissue. The stem cells also have an anti-inflammatory effect, which reduces the pet’s pain almost immediately” stated Brandon Godwin, Marketing Director for Val-U-Vet.
Within 30 days of the procedure, the patients have significantly increased mobility and little or no pain in their knee and hip joints. In many cases the benefits remain throughout the rest of the pet’s life, but occasionally more injections are beneficial. Since the procedure is all natural and uses the pet’s own cells, there is no chance of bodily rejection.
Val-U-Vet has performed over 60 stem cell procedures in Central Florida. “About 95% of our cases have shown lasting improvement and no longer need to take their daily pain medication. Our goal is to fix the problem, not mask the symptoms,” said Godwin.
The results of the procedure are partially determined by the age and overall health of the pet. Stem cells taken from a young and healthy pet will typically be the most effective. The doctors at Val-U-Vet recommend banking a young pet’s potent stem cells in combination with their routine spay or neuter. The stem cells can be stored at sub-zero temperatures until they are needed.
There are two important tests that a pet must pass to qualify for the procedure. The pet is screened with blood work and full body x-rays to assure there is no cancer or active infections and that the pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. Val-U-Vet offers a free consultation for any pet suffering from arthritis, hip dysplasia or ligament/cartilage damage. The all-inclusive cost of the same-day procedure is $1800, and they do offer payment plans.
For more information about the procedure, visit: www.valuvet.com/stem_cell_therapy.html
Val-U-Vet is a group of progressive animal hospitals in Central Florida. They currently have six full-service veterinary hospitals in Volusia and Seminole counties. They have hospital locations in DeLand, Deltona, Sanford, Edgewater, South Daytona and Ormond Beach. They also offer low-cost mobile vaccination clinics across Florida. Val-U-Vet is one of the first animal hospitals in Florida to offer adipose stem cell therapy. Visit http://www.valuvet.com or call 877-825-8838.