Stem Cell Therapy at El Toro Animal Hospital

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For several decades, scientists have been doing research on stem cells and their use for treating several diseases in humans and pets. Is your dog or cat suffering from a painful condition like osteoarthritis? Bring it to El Toro Animal Hospital in Lake Forest, CA. We will evaluate your pet to determine whether or not stem cell therapy is an appropriate treatment. This form of therapy is an outpatient procedure and is very effective at treating various conditions.

What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a procedure where cells from your pet's fat tissue are injected into damaged or diseased areas of your pet's body. Stem cell therapy is considered regenerative medicine. When these cells are injected into injured or diseased tissues, they stimulate the body's natural healing process. Injected stem cells differentiate into various types of cells, providing a way to treat various diseases.

What to Expect from Stem Cell Therapy

Our veterinarians will begin with a thorough assessment of your pet's condition. If your pet is a suitable candidate for this procedure, fat tissue is then collected while your animal is under anesthesia. The fat is taken to a laboratory where stem cells are harvested from it. The cells are then concentrated and injected into the pet while it's still under anesthesia.

Stem cell therapy is an outpatient procure and takes only a single day. The recovery period is short, and your pet will be able to move without problems after a day or two. Limiting your pet's movement the first ten days after the procedure allows for proper healing. Stem cell therapy effectively reduces pain, inflammation, and restores your pet's range of motion. 

Conditions Treated Using Stem Cell Therapy

The most common condition treated using stem cell therapy is osteoarthritis in cats and dogs. Other conditions treated using stem cell therapy include:

  • Bone and ligament injuries
  • Liver and kidney diseases
  • Spinal cord injuries

These are only a few of the many conditions we can treat with this procedure.

Visit El Toro Animal Hospital in Lake Forest, CA for Stem Cell Therapy

Your pet doesn't have to live with pain or rely on medications to recover from diseases and injuries like bone and ligament injuries. Visit El Toro Animal Hospital in Lake Forest, CA, for evaluation and advice on the best treatment methods for your pet. Call us at (949) 837-5222 for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

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