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Platlet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments

A drug-free and minimally invasive solution to orthopedic and soft tissue injuries.

PRP,  short for Platelet Rich Plasma, is a popular treatment option in human medicine for treating arthritis and joint pain. It is now available for animals and is an affordable, natural, and minimally-invasive way to improve your pet’s mobility and quality of life.

Platelets are found circulating in the blood. These platelets contain important healing properties called growth factors. Growth factors are proteins that act as signaling molecules in the body. They can signal repair cells to heal damaged areas and alleviate inflammation in painful joints, decreasing pain associated with arthritis. PRP injections may also help tendon or ligament injuries heal and can also be used to treat other conditions such as Stomatitis, Eye Ulcers & Skin Wounds.

How Do PRP Treatments Work?

The process is simple. A blood sample is taken from your pet and then centrifuged using a special process to concentrate the platelets and provide a purified serum of the body’s healing growth factors. This concentrated serum is then injected back into the affected joints or applied as a gel to affected areas. Done safely under moderate sedation (not anesthesia), the entire process takes only a couple of hours. And, due to harnessing the body’s own healing process, there are no harmful side effects to treatment. Results are generally seen within the first week, with benefits usually lasting up to 6 months.

PRP can be used as an alternative to your pet’s current pain and joint medications, and multiple joints can be treated in one day. There are no contraindications for using PRP and it can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as Laser Therapy.

Ideal PRP Candidates include:

  • Pets who are not good candidates for orthopedic surgery or where surgery cost is a barrier.
  • Older pets who have compromised liver or kidney function and cannot be on NSAIDs such as Rimadyl long-term.
  • Pet Parents seeking a natural, regenerative therapy to treat their pet’s arthritis.
  • Senior pets with mobility issues, to maintain their Quality of Life.

We DO accept referrals from other primary care veterinary clinics for PRP treatments, and this therapy can be covered by some Pet Insurance plans. The cost is $599 for the initial sample preparation and treatment (including sedation and hospitalization fees). Follow-up injections (within 90 days of initial sample prep) are approximately $200 and are based on the pet’s weight and sedation protocol. Secondary injections can help to extend or enhance the initial PRP response.

Call us at (414) 475-5155 today if you think Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments are right for your pet!

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