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What is animal stem cell regenerative therapy?

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Stem cells are the basic building blocks of life, the cells upon which tissue grows and bodies are built. Animal stem cell regenerative therapy can lengthen and rejuvenate the quality of life for adult dogs, cats and horses suffering from osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, ligament and cartilage injuries and similar ailments. The treatment uses the animal’s own stem cells to heal its body.


Q What is an Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?
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A small sample of Adipose tissue (fat) is surgically removed from the thorax or inguinal area of the dog or cat under general anaesthetic and processed to obtain cells termed stromal vascular fraction (SVF) which include bone marrow stromal cells, follicular dendritic cells, & mesenchymal cells along with many beneficial proteins that encourage bone formation, liver cell regeneration, nervous system regeneration, wound healing, vascular rebuilding, skin repair, damaged cells to repair themselves, and cell re-growth.


Q What is an Adipose Stem Cell Procedure Kit?
A The Adipose Stem Cell Procedure Kit is a highly practical and cost effective tool used to perform an in-house procedure for the processing of autologous adipose tissue from a dog or cat to recover targeted stem cells and assist in the repair and recovery of injury or debilitating disorder.The MediVet kit provides a superior alternative to harvesting and administering animals stem cells currently used in traditional bone marrow methods. The Adipose Stem Cell technique is much easier and less invasive than the bone marrow procedure and uses the animal’s own adipose tissue (fat) to harvest stem cells in much larger volumes (up to 1,000 times) than from bone marrow.

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What are the benefits of an Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?

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Stem cells play an integral part in wound healing and regeneration of body organs and tissue at the cellular level. The use of the Adipose Stem Cell Procedure Kit gives a veterinary surgeon rapid access to large quantities of SVF to enable rapid repair and re-growth of the patient animal’s damaged tissue or organs with much less trauma that that associated with bone marrow extraction.


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Is this procedure a significant improvement on other treatments currently available?

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Yes - MediVet America’s procedure enables veterinarians when separating the stem cells from a fat sample to also activate the cells using an advanced patented L.E.D. technology. The in-clinic treatment is completed the same day, and there is no need for the vet to ship samples to an outside laboratory and wait days for the cells to be returned for injection on a second visit. This faster process provides increased stem cell counts up to 400 percent greater than other methods, and thus a more effective treatment while reducing costs at the same time.


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Is an Adipose Stem Cell Procedure Safe?

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Yes…. because the adipose tissue is removed from the animal’s own body there are no problems with cell rejection or disease transmission. The surgery, harvesting, and administering of stem cells are all performed in-house under the veterinarian’s control.


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How do I know if stem cell regenerative therapy is right for my pet?

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The therapy is most effective for animals suffering from osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia and ligament injuries. Discussing treatment options with a qualified veterinarian is an important first step in making a decision regarding animal stem cell regenerative therapy. Potential outcomes, a comprehensive treatment plan and financial costs are all factors to consider. Pets should generally be in good health as shown in a recent physical exam. Previous surveys show more than 75 percent of dogs with arthritis have an improved quality of life after therapy.


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I have heard Stem Cell Treatments are VERY expensive, can I afford this?

A Yes you can!  Since MediVet’s advanced Stem Cell technology is an “in house” procedure kit, many more owners can now share this gift with their animals at a faction of the cost.  Another benefit is that the procedure is now completed in just one day!.

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Can I store my animal’s stem cells for further therapy?

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Yes you can, in fact MediVet are in the process of providing a banking and culturing stem cell service. Ask your MediVet veterinarian for further details, or contact MediVet Canada direct.


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Who can use Adipose Stem Cell Procedure Kit?

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The Adipose Stem Cell Procedure Kit can be used by any suitably qualified veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse under supervision, providing the surgery is equipped with the specified equipment and consumables including a MediVet L.E.D. Device.


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Why Choose an Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?

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Compared to harvesting from bone marrow Adipose tissue is easier to get in larger volumes if needed, is less painful, and involves lower risks whilst yielding many more stem cells compared to bone marrow.

There is a much shorter time from time of surgery to administering treatment using safe in-house procedures, and does not require specialised laboratory requirement with days of culturing to reach the necessary therapeutic threshold. There are no ethical or moral issues involved in harvesting adipose (fat) tissue and considering the various differentiation and angiogenic potentials, along with immuno-suppressive properties it shows that Adipose tissue is the preferred supply source of adult stem cells for clinical use now and into the future.


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What are the side effects from an Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?

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As the adipose tissue is extracted from the animal’s own body with no ‘foreign’ donors, the procedure is performed totally in-house, the process is entirely ‘natural,’ and there are no side effects at all.


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Who is MediVet?

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MediVet is a global leader in stem cell research and development with a history of bringing high quality products and the most advanced technology to the market!  Along with our partners in human medicine we strive for constant improvement and innovation! MediVet have offices globally and is leading the Stem Cell Revolution.