Stem Cell Therapy
Treat common chronic conditions.
Stem cell therapy is an innovative medical procedure that can be used to treat a number of diseases in pets. It’s most commonly used to treat chronic conditions like arthritis and injuries to the ligaments, tendons, bones, joints, and spine.
How does stem cell therapy work?
Because stem cells are essentially blank slates that can be used to form any type of cell, they can regenerate damaged tissue in various parts of the body. At Hillcrest Animal Hospital, we use stem cells that are harvested from your pet's fat or bone marrow for their treatment.
Once the stem cells are collected, they’re injected directly into the injured area. From there, they’ll gravitate to the damaged tissue, reduce pain and inflammation, and spur new tissue growth. Not all pets will benefit from stem cell therapy, but it’s generally safe and the risk of rejection is significantly reduced when the stem cells used come from that pet.
Give us a call at (815) 398-9313 to learn more about stem cell therapy and whether it is a good treatment option for your pet’s condition.