When your beloved pet is infirm or in constant pain, you'll leave no stone unturned to bring him relief and help him regain his quality of life. That's why you need to know about an amazing state-of-the-art healing technique known as PRP therapy. This technique helps your pet make optimal use of his own natural healing agents so he can recover more quickly and completely from a musculoskeletal injury or enjoy meaningful pain management. We're proud to offer pet PRP therapy here at K. Vet Animal Care in Greensburg PA.
How PRP Therapy Works
A pet's body has an impressive range of self-repair strategies and mechanisms. Key among these is the plasma component known as the platelet. Platelets are small bits of cells that help make clotting possible; they're also capable of releasing substances called growth factors which instruct the cells to make repairs or to make more of themselves. The resulting tissue regeneration is crucial in your pet's recovery from an injury or degenerative health condition. But different parts of your pet's body have different degrees of ready access to blood supply -- which means that some areas have more trouble than others in getting the platelets they need.
PRP (which stands for platelet-rich plasma) therapy offers a solution to this stumbling block. Our Greensburg veterinarian can extract blood from your pet and then put that blood sample in a centrifuge to separate the components. This gives us access to concentrated amounts of platelets. We can then take that platelet-rich plasma and inject it directly into the part of your pet's body that needs extra healing help.
Safe, Effective Treatment for Musculoskeletal Conditions
Pet PRP is used to treat conditions affecting the bones, skin, muscles, joints and connective tissues. We may recommend PRP if your pet has:
- Major wounds
- Sprained or ruptured ligaments
- Damaged tendons
- A bone graft that could benefit from optimized healing
- Spinal problems
Pet PRP therapy is actually a very simple procedure where your pet is concerned. Our Greensburg veterinarian may sedate or anesthetize him to keep him comfortable and still during the treatment. Any minor discomfort at the treatment site can be soothed with pain relievers or ice. The treatment may take a few weeks to take effect -- once the healing is well underway, your pet should show dramatic improvements in his health, healing, and function.
Want to Learn More? Call Our Greensburg Animal Hospital Today!
Are you intrigued by the potential of pet PRP therapy for helping your furry friend feel and function better? Learn more by scheduling a consultation at our Greensburg animal hospital. Call 724-216-5174 today!