Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Pets
At the Animal Medical Center in Jonesboro, we dedicate ourselves to providing the most advanced veterinary medicine to our patients. Platelet-rich plasma therapy for pets is one of the more recent trends to help pets heal from injury or conditions that affect their muscles, joints, and bones.
How it Works
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses your pet’s own blood and its components to stimulate healing in damaged tissue. Platelets are clotting cells and the body naturally redirects these, along with white blood cells, to damaged tissue. PRP therapy boosts this healing response by injecting a greater concentration of platelets and white blood cells into the area.
Conditions PRP Treats
Platelet-rich plasma therapy for pets has many versatile uses. It is effective for treating the following conditions, and more:
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Ligament injuries such as sprains and tears
- Muscle injuries such as tears or pulled muscles
The procedure for PRP therapy is relatively simple for your pet. It involves drawing their blood, then we take on the hard part. We separate the platelets, white blood cells, and serum from red blood cells with our in-house processing unit. Then we inject this concentrated mixture into the affected area. Depending on your pet’s injury or condition, one, two, or three PRP injections may be necessary.
After your pet’s first treatment, we’ll want to schedule a follow-up appointment to see how they’re doing and decide whether or not they need additional treatments. For acute and chronic injuries, we may also recommend physical therapy and exercise to help in the healing process.
Ready to learn more about platelet-rich plasma therapy for pets? Contact us at (870) 935-8387 for more information and to schedule a consultation appointment!