Canine Plasma Enhancement Therapy (C-Pet)
Have you got an arthritic dog?
We now offer Canine Platelet Enhancement therapy for the treatment of joint disease, tendon and ligament damage and osteoarthritis.
This is a very new treatment in NZ that uses your dogs own blood. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure. Your dog will be sedated or anesthetised, the vet will draw blood and then filter it to recover the platelets. The recovered filtered cells are then injected into the effected joints. Your dog will be able to go home that afternoon.
Why are platelets so special?
“Platelets are a cell-like component of blood and are primarily responsible for the development of clots. Platelets also contain a remarkable array of growth factors involved in healing. The list includes platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF), ß-thromboglobulin, fibroblast growth factor, insulin-like growth factor 1, epidermal growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor. These growth factors are primarily responsible for the recruitment and differentiation of progenitor cells; promoting angiogenesis, new tissue growth, and replenishing the extracellular matrix.”
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