Utilize your pet’s own healing potential to treat ailments, from pain management to treating auto immune diseases Dr. Varhus can use one of our regenerative therapies to keep your pet comfortable.
Stem Cell therapy is a very effective treatment method in veterinary medicine. Used as a method to manage pain conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament damage, hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, and fractured bones, stem cell therapy has a huge variety of uses.
Stem cells reside in your animal’s fat tissues, on the day of the procedure we begin by removing a small amount of fatty tissue from your animal. The stem cells are then extracted from the fatty tissue and processed by a technician. Once prepared the cell are re-introduced into the areas of interest on the animal. Significant improvement is generally seen with-in 3 weeks and can last from 1-3 years.
Platelet Rich Plasma “PRP” Injections can be used as a long term pain management options. During a PRP treatment, the animal is left at our clinic for a full day. We draw blood from the animal, then the component parts of the blood are centrifuged and separated. Then the platelet rich plasma is collected and activated for injection. A patient’s PRP can be frozen and used again at a later date; without the need for another blood draw!
Ozone Therapy is a way to help stimulate your pet’s immune system while encouraging tissue to utilize oxygen to promote healing. Ozone is a gas made up of three oxygen atoms O3. It occurs naturally in small (trace) amounts in the upper atmosphere. At Animal Care Center we use an ozone generator to infuse saline, oils, provide concentrated O3 air injections, or create an air tight ozinated environment to treat wounds and infections.