Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

Vet-Stem

Vet-Stem or regenerative stem cell therapy is a process which uses your own animals’ natural healing cells from fat tissue. These stem cells are capable of turning into or differentiating into a variety of tissue types including tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, and muscle and have been proven to reduce
pain and inflammation.

Stem cells or specifically mesenchymal stem cells are harvested from fat tissue. The fat tissue is sent to the Vet-Stem laboratory, where the stem cells are isolated and extra cells banked for future use. The cells are sent back to be injected into the areas of concern.

Current uses of stem cell therapy in dogs are:
1. Arthritis-hip, knee, elbow and shoulder joints.
2. Polyarthritis-multiple joints affected
3. Orthopedic/Soft tissue-tendon and ligament injuries
4. Post operative-hip, elbow, knee and shoulder surgeries to reduce inflammation, speed healing and decrease pain.

Certain instances where stem cell therapy may be helpful are: if your dog is no longer responding to NSAID therapy, if orthopedic surgery has been deemed not helpful, if there is polyarthritis, ligament or tendon injury, and if you are looking for a more natural and holistic approach to your pet’s therapy. Since these cells are harvested from your pet’s own tissue, rejection reactions do not occur.

It has been reported that approximately 80% of dogs have had a slight to significant response to stem cell therapy. The reported duration of effect is 3-24 months.
If you would like more information on regenerative stem cell therapy, feel free to contact us at the clinic, or visit the Vet-Stem website for animal owners.

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Dear Greenway Pet Clinic Clients:

The global spread of COVID-19 is a concern for everyone. I wanted to let you know that Greenway Pet Clinic has also taken some preventative measures to ensure everyone’s safety, clients and employees alike.

We are continuing to do curbside service only, with the exception of end of life appointments. We appreciate peoples understanding about not entering the clinic. It is for everyone’s safety to keep a distance and not be confined in a small space. We also ask that clients wear masks when interacting with the staff. We wear masks continually inside so we can provide care to your pets and not spread the virus between each other.

I ask that if you are sick, stay home and do not bring your pet in. Please find someone else to bring your pet in if he or she needs to be seen. I want to try to accommodate all our patients but won’t be able to do that if my staff and I get sick.

In addition to daily temperature checks upon starting a shift and wearing a mask, any staff member who starts to feel sick will be sent home and asked to go get tested. If they do have the Coronavirus, they will have to stay home a minimum of ten days or 24 hours past resolution of signs if longer than ten days.

I am not sure when this curbside protocol will end. Unfortunately, this pandemic is far from being under control. I am looking forward to the day when the infection rate is under control and we can again have some sense of normalcy.

Please be safe and take care, Carole Treat DVM