Stem cell therapy has changed the lives of dogs and cats over recent years to treat a variety of conditions. Osteoarthritis, or arthritis, is a condition that affects the joints due to worn-down cartilage and inflammation. It can be very painful and uncomfortable for dogs and cats and they may start being less active to avoid this joint pain. Arthritis stem cell therapy can help relieve your pets’ joint pain and is an alternative to long-term painkiller medication.
How Does Arthritis Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Stem cell therapy requires taking a small amount of fat from the patient. This is then taken to our specialist laboratory and the cultured cells are then transplanted into the affected joints or tissues, encouraging regeneration. The responses to this treatment can be very positive, and it’s our aim that your pets will be more active and enjoy exercising once again.
Following an initial assessment from our specialist vets, we can treat your dogs and cats appropriately and thoroughly assess them before and after arthritis stem cell therapy. It’s possible that your pet could have arthritis in multiple places in their body. See the list below of dog breeds that suffer from arthritis and where in their body it is commonly found.
- Labradors – hips and elbows
- Springer spaniels – hips and elbows
- German shepherds – spine, hips and elbows
- Rottweilers – hips and elbows
- Golden retrievers - hips
- Bernese Mountain Dogs – hips and elbows
Symptoms of Arthritis
- Overall decrease in activity
- Slowing down during their walks or not wanting to walk
- Less ability to jump and climb stairs
- Slow to rise or lie down
- Licking their joints
- Resting more than usual
- Reduced ability to bend their joints
Some breeds are more prone to developing arthritis and some dogs and cats are born with hip or elbow dysplasia. Injuries can also lead to inflammation of the joints.
If you have a breed of dog that is known to develop arthritis, it is important to reduce strenuous activity from a young age so that their joints develop fully. That being said, keeping your dogs and cats active will improve their mobility and regular walking is important. Jumping shouldn’t be encouraged in dogs and chasing after balls should be controlled to some extent. If your dog is old, they should be lifted into cars or stairs, etc. to avoid jumping.
You should not overfeed your pets as weight gain will inevitably lead to arthritis. Controlling their diet so that they eat healthy food, and the correct amount is very important. During the winter, you should keep your pets warm and dry as it will soothe their joint pain more and reduce inflammation.
With these regulations, we can avoid the need for arthritis stem cell therapy but if your pet is struggling with joint pain, this treatment could be a solution to a happier life for them.
Contact Us Today
If you have concerns that your pet is suffering from arthritis, get in touch with Leadon Vale Stem Cell vets today. We can advise you on the best treatments for your dogs and cats and support you in helping them live a happy life.