TAMPA, FL – For years, medical researchers have been investigating the use of stem cells to treat people with a variety of diseases, including leukemia and arthritis. But did you know that stem cell therapy is being used to help pets with degenerative conditions like arthritis, too?
Dr. Farid Saleh, V.M.D., of Erhlich Animal Hospital and Arthritis Therapy Center says, “Stem cell therapy is a new technique that benefits pets with degenerative joint diseases like arthritis to improve their quality of life with no side effects. It is a state-of-the-art, natural, and fast acting option to alleviate the symptoms of pet arthritis.”
Arthritis is a condition associated with inflammation in the joints and can be debilitating for pets. For the past five years, Ehrlich Animal Hospital and Arthritis Therapy Center has been offering several degrees of specialty arthritis treatments, including stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma, that are currently not widely available in the local area.
At the Ehrlich Animal Hospital and Arthritis Therapy Center, stem cell therapy is a one-day procedure for pets. Veterinarians use cutting-edge techniques to isolate the pet’s stem cells from its fat. It takes about four hours to process the cells, which are then injected directly into the problem joints. The stem cells stay in the affected joints, working to alleviate pain and create new tissue growth.
“This is the future of preventative regenerative medicine happening today, right here at Erhlich Animal Hospital,” Dr. Saleh says.
For more information about how stem cell therapy can help your pet, call Erhlich Animal Hospital and Arthritis Therapy Center at 813 920-0566 or visit their website at http://www.ehrlichanimalhospital.com.