Stem Cell Therapy
When undergoing treatment for stem cell therapy a dog goes under a general anaesthetic so stem cells can be injected into the joint. Generally they then stay overnight before going home the next day. In most cases the vets and owners see an improvement within 10 days. These improvements include a decrease in pain and inflammation and an increase in mobility. So far over several hundred dogs have been treated, with significant improvement in over 90% of cases.
We are now happy to offer Stem Cell therapy at Highton Veterinary Clinic. We are the only clinic in Geelong so far which is able to offer this new treatment, several specialist Veterinary Centres in Melbourne have been offering it for a while.
If your pet suffers from arthritis or has undergone bone surgery and you would like to minimise the chance of arthritis developing then this may help your pet. To date it is only available for dogs, not cats unfortunately. If you would like to discuss this further with us please contact us at the clinic.