Advanced Joint Treatments
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Using the body to heal itself.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe and simple joint therapy used to treat bone and joint disease and/or an acute injury. The treatment involves drawing blood from the animal and processing it in a specialized centrifuge to use a higher concentration of platelets than in the whole blood. In addition to cells, PRP contains other growth factors and substances that are normally in the plasma such as natural anti-inflammatories. For example, if your pet has a significant injury we may recommend PRP to be injected back into the animal into the joint or area of injury. The treatment helps the joint heal itself and typically takes about 2 weeks to see results.
Benefits of using PRP
- It is not a drug – it is using your pet’s blood to help in the healing process
- Eliminates the use of steroids that can prolong the healing
- Treats osteoarthritis
- Helps heal tendon/ligament injuries.
- Simple treatment requiring a single appointment