WHAT IS ACTISTEM THERAPY?
Ardent Animal Health’s regenerative cell therapy allows your vet to isolate regenerative cells from an animal’s own fat tissue, wake them up, and reinject them directly into damaged areas. Actistem Therapy is a safe and affordable option for pets suffering from osteoarthritis, soft tissue injuries, hip dysplasia, and more.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This ability arises from repair cells that are found throughout our body. In the case of injury or disease repair cells are mobilized to damaged areas to attempt to fix the problem. Due to injury and/or age sometimes our own repair abilities can use a jump-start. By using the pet’s own repair cells isolated from fat tissue in the body, this repair ability can be applied to areas of need.
WHAT IS THE COST OF TREATMENT?
Ardent Animal Health certified practices are trained on same day treatments. This reduces expense to the pet owner and allows the treatment to be priced similar to most veterinary surgeries.
Unlike similar human procedures this treatment is covered by major pet insurers. Ardent Animal Health also partners with Scratchpay, a revolutionary and convenient APP for pet owners to pay for veterinarian services.
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is blood plasma that contains concentrated amounts of platelets and growth factors. PRP is a non-surgical and advanced means of providing high doses of the body’s own healing factors directly to the area where they are needed.
How does it work?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a trending topic in human sports orthopedic medicine. Used for sports injuries as many wear and tear issues. Ardent’s Platelet Rich Plasma Kit, or PRP, is a breakthrough product for pets utilizing blood plasma with concentrated platelets that once activated accelerate the healing properties of the isolated growth factors at a fraction of the cost of traditional human treatments.
Platelets that are found in whole blood contain many healing growth factors and bioactive proteins. These bioactive proteins can initiate tissue healing, and assist with inflammation. The treatment offers an affordable all natural alternative to drugs and steroids.
How does it benefit your pet?
Ardent’s PRP Kit can be introduced topically in or around an injured joint, tendon, or used in its gel form to treat large burns or wounds. Ardent’s PRP is not limited to acute injuries, it can also be used for chronic conditions.
• Complimentary to your pet’s next surgery
• Wound Care
• General Inflammation
• Post Surgical Healing
In addition to other therapeutics, Dr. Summer is certified to perform advanced regenerative medicine therapies such as adipose stem cell and platelet rich plasma injections and infusions.
We have all this equipment in-house, and PRP injections can also be done without stem cells and the same day as the appointment. PRP is made from the patient’s own blood and can be injected into joints, intravenously, or into soft tissue. Stem cells are powerful healing cells in your body that can become other types of cells. There are many adult stem cells in fat tissue, however they are asleep.
Stem cell and PRP therapies are typically used to treat patients suffering from arthritis, intervertebral disc injuries, tendon and ligament injuries, and more. While those are the most common uses for stem cells and PRP, ‘compassionate use’ for other conditions has been performed: degenerative myelopathy, feline gingivitis, end-stage renal disease, liver and kidney failure, allergies, auto-immune conditions, inflammatory bowel disease, pulmonary fibrosis, IMHA, atopy, and others.
MediVet’s stem cell therapy allows us to isolate stem cells from your pet’s own fat tissue, wake them up, and reinject them directly into damaged areas. This process, from collection of fat under brief anesthetic procedure, to injection of cells takes approximately 3 hours from start to finish. We typically see 1-3 years of relief after initial treatment.
Stem cell and PRP therapies are typically used to treat patients suffering from arthritis, intervertebral disc injuries, tendon and ligament injuries, and more. While those are the most common uses for stem cells and PRP, ‘compassionate use’ for other conditions has been performed: degenerative myelopathy, feline gingivitis, end-stage renal disease, liver and kidney failure, allergies, auto-immune conditions, inflammatory bowel disease, pulmonary fibrosis, IMHA, atopy, and others. With one stem cell harvest, we can bank cells, so re-treatment is possible in the future- ( recommended every 6-12 months- we get an additional 2-3 treatments per harvest )