Ardent Animal Health’s advanced stem cell therapy for dogs and other pets uses your pet’s own stem cells for treatment. This is called Autologous Therapy– when the stem cells come from your own body’s tissues. There are no ethical or moral concerns with the use of stem cells from one’s own body as these cells are adult and not embryonic. With Ardent Animal Health’s advancement in technology, we are merely utilizing the body’s own regenerative capabilities with our proprietary treatment.
How Are Stem Cells Used?
Stem cells are powerful healing cells in your pet’s body that can become other types of cells. There are many adult stem cells in fat tissue, however, they are asleep. Ardent Animal Health’s Stem Cell therapy allows your vet to isolate stem cells from your animal’s own (autologous) fat tissue, wake them up, and reintroduce them directly into damaged areas. For example, in the case of arthritis, stem cells can become new cartilage cells and have natural anti-inflammatory properties thus reducing pain and increasing mobility.
Because the stem cells are from your pet, there is little risk of reaction or rejection. Any injection into a joint or tendon involves some risk of inflammation, infection, or injury. We will discuss your pet’s specific risk factors with you before treatment. Stem cell therapy requires anesthesia, and although adverse reactions are rare, there is an associated risk.
Treatment with Dog Stem Cell Therapy
Osteoarthritis is the most common use of regenerative therapy for dogs and cats that has been in treatments. Other potential uses include treating kidney and liver disease, repairing ligament, bone, and spinal cord injuries, certain inflammatory diseases of the skin and gut, and a form of heart disease known as Cardiomyopathies. However, cancer treatment with stem cells is not considered appropriate because of the risk of causing cancer to worsen, grow, or spread more rapidly if stem cells are introduced. Although these other uses are largely hypothetical at this time, clinical research into the use of dog stem cell therapy to treat these conditions is ongoing.