FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital is proud to partner with MediVet to offer your pet innovative, safe and effective biologic treatment in regenerative medicine and oncology solutions – assisting your beloved pet’s from needlessly suffering in pain.
MediVet’s advanced stem cell therapy uses your pets 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. MediVet’s advancement in technology merely utilizes the body’s own regenerative capabilities with their proprietary treatment
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. MediVet’s Stem Cell therapy allows our veterinarians to isolate stem cells from your pet’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.
First, your vet will put your pet under general anesthesia. Then, she will make a small incision and collect 2-4 tablespoons of fat (either in the belly or behind the shoulder blades). MediVet provides on-site training – this process ensures your pet’s cells are isolated and activated in the proper manner.
The surgical time requiring anesthesia is typically less than 30 minutes. The cells are isolated, activated and re-administered on site so your pet can go home that same day.
We recommend that the patient be limited to activity within the first 10 days. It is likely your pet will be feeling good and want to exert themselves, however we recommend limiting physical activity so the cells have the ability to work in repairing injuries. Improvements are typically seen within the first two weeks and continue to improve over the next few months. Veterinarians report responses from initial treatments lasting 18-24 months.
MediVet’s patented stem cell procedure allows us to isolate stem cells from your pet’s own fat tissue, activate them and reintroduce them directly into the damaged areas all in one visit. The goal of this revolutionary procedure is to provide a potent anti-inflammatory effect promoting cartilage and other tissue regeneration – ultimately creating a healthier environment for the affected area. Most importantly, its an all-natural approach to healing without the adverse side effects. One example, in the case of arthritis, stem cells can become new cartilage cells, thus reducing pain and increasing mobility.
We typically see about 18-24 months of relief after the initial treatment and even longer when treatment is sought at earlier stages. Most pet owners choose to bank cells, so re-treatment is easy and cost effective. MediVet has banking facilities in Kentucky, Australia and Europe. If symptoms return, your vet merely requests a dose of cells from the bank, and injects them. No surgery is necessary.
Stem cell therapy for animals has been commercially available since 2004. MediVet pioneered in-clinic treatment options around 2010 and has now successfully treated thousands of animals globally.
Stem cells treat the source of the problem by becoming new tissue replacing damaged tissue. Other treatments, such as NSAIDs, merely attempt to reduce symptoms. The treatment is very low risk, because it uses the animals own stem cells. With MediVets technology in a recent study conducted by four independent Veterinarians over 95% of animals treated show improvement. For pet owners, there are two main advantages to MediVet.
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Our typical patient has osteoarthritis (hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, calcifications, common degeneration and inflammation), soft tissue injuries (cruciate injuries, tears, ruptures, inflammation) or needs accelerated healing of fractures. We know a lot about these conditions, and over 95% of these patients get better, with MediVet’s Stem Cell Therapy. We also treat other cases under compassionate use. We know less about these conditions, but are seeing some exciting results. Some of those conditions are: degenerative myelopathy, feline gingivitis, end-stage renal disease, liver and kidney failure, allergy, auto-immune, inflammatory bowel disease, pulmonary fibrosis, IMHA, atopy, and spine trauma. Our veterinarians would love to talk with you if you have questions about any of these conditions or would like to submit your pet for a compassionate use trial.
Yes, this procedure is very safe. The biggest risk as in any surgical procedure is using anesthetic, to remove the fat tissue. On a typical dog, veterinarians report this procedure is easier than a spay. The fat is collected in about 20 minutes. Processing the sample is done carefully by one of our highly trained veterinary technicians (fully trained by MediVet). In the thousands of animals treated by MediVet, they have not observed any significant negative side-effects from stem cell therapy.