Rich plasma is a treatment that enhances the healing process by utilizing the body's blood. It involves processing a component of the blood to increase its concentration of platelets, which are then reintroduced into the areas of the body. This particular treatment has shown advantages for animals experiencing issues with tendons, ligaments, osteoarthritis, joint pain, or mobility issues. If you are looking for holistic treatments for your pet, we at Apollo Animal Hospital in Surrey, BC, British Columbia are here to help.
Why Does My Pet Need Rich Plasma?
Platelet rich plasma can aid in the recovery of various tendon and ligament injuries in animals as well as reduce inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. The concentrated growth factors found in rich plasma treatments can help your pet's body repair itself, potentially allowing them to regain happiness and comfort in their daily lives.
When Should I Consider Opting for Rich Plasma Treatment for My Pet?
If your pet is experiencing discomfort due to a tendon or ligament injury and other treatment options have been exhausted, considering rich plasma therapy may be a good idea. It can provide a solution for rehabilitating your beloved pet.
How Does Rich Platelet Rich Plasma Work?
A small amount of your pet's blood is first extracted. This blood is then processed by spinning it in a centrifuge, which separates it into layers. One of these layers contains rich blood that can be used for treating your pet. This rich blood is injected into the affected area of your pet's body to assist in the healing process.
What Can You Expect After Therapy?
Most pets can go home shortly after the procedure. Once the effects of the anesthesia wear off, your pet might feel some discomfort due to soreness at the spot where they received the injection. You might, sometime after treatment, notice improvements in your pet’s condition. If you have any questions, a veterinarian on our veterinary team is here to help.
Get Pet Care from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team for Joint Pain, Inflammation, and Mobility Issues
At Apollo Animal Hospital in Surrey, BC, we are dedicated to providing the care that your pet needs. If your pet has osteoarthritis, a ligament injury, or other injuries or diseases, contact us to explore treatment options and schedule an appointment with a veterinarian on our veterinary team. Call us at (604) 372-4411 for more information from our animal hospital in British Columbia.