Helping Pets Heal Themselves!

stem_cell.358142642-300x196Adult Stem Cell Therapy is a new innovative treatment option for dogs suffering from osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia or other joint related issues. Patients can be treated on an outpatient basis with their own stem cells collected, processed and administered the same day. Not only does stem cell therapy reduce pain and inflammation but it also restores quality of life and range of motion and regenerates tendons, ligaments and joint tissue.

“Utilizing Adult Stem Cells is the wave of the future”, says Zoran Djordjevich, DVM of Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Carlsbad, who has successfully treated numerous patients with great results. Owners are reporting their pets have made tremendous improvement and are enjoying a more active lifestyle. Dr “George” is currently using stem cells to enhance his advanced Canine Total Hip Replacement implant surgery as well, promoting faster healing in these patients. To find out more on how stem cell therapy can help your pet call us today!

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a procedure that harnesses the body’s innate regenerative and healing processes to treat diseases. The procedure at Mohnacky Animal Hospital uses adult stem cells isolated from your pet’s fat tissue, a rich source of stem cells. Studies have shown that these stem cells can develop into many different types of cells and tissues, including cartilage and bone. They also secrete many biological factors that promote healing. In a stem cell procedure, cells are isolated from a small amount of fat and then injected at the site of injury or disease. Cells are often given intravenously as well since stem cells have the ability to home to sites of injury and inflammation. In the treatment of osteoarthritis in joints, for example, stem cells can generate new cartilage and bone plus secrete potent anti-inflammatory factors, thereby replacing lost or damaged tissues, reducing pain, and increasing mobility.

What is so different about Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy uses the body’s own regenerative cells and the myriad of proteins (cytokines, growth factors) they produce to help the patient heal itself naturally. Stem cells treat the source of the problem by repairing damaged tissue and/or halting the disease process. Other medical treatments, such as anti-inflammatory drugs, generally address just the symptoms. With the advanced protocol used at Mohnacky Animal Hospital, over 95% of animals treated for osteoarthritis show significant improvement.

Is it safe?

Stem cell therapy is considered quite safe. It uses the animal’s own stem cells so there is no risk of rejection. Minor surgery under anesthesia is required to collect the fat tissue. On a dog, this surgery is simpler than a spay, and is completed in about 20 minutes.

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