What is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?
Blood is a liquid (plasma) that contains red and white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets help clot blood and also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors important in the healing of injuries.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has 5 to 10 times more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets – and growth factors – has important implications in healing, and can potentially regenerate tissue and cartilage.
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes a patient’s own blood to stimulate a healing response within a damaged tissue or joint. This form of therapy takes cutting edge technology and combines it with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. PRP therapy offers a promising solution to accelerate the healing of muscle, tendon, ligament, and joint conditions naturally without subjecting your pet to invasive surgical procedures and significant risks!
How is Platelet-rich Plasma obtained?
A small amount of blood is taken from your pet and is processed using a specialized system that concentrates the platelets and the plasma. Once the PRP processing is complete, it is injected directly into the area of injury.
How long does the procedure take?
The entire PRP process takes approximately 1 hour from start to finish. However, we will keep your pet with us for a half day to allow for prep and recovery.
Will my pet need anesthesia?
Yes, we will sedate your pet for the injection.
How long before I see results from PRP therapy?
Results from PRP therapy vary depending on the injury being treated. Many pets have improvement within 24 hours.
Is this safe?
YES! PRP therapy is safe and a 100% natural alternative therapeutic medicine approach.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you would like to determine if this is a suitable option for your pet, please contact Kennedy’s Animal Clinic today to schedule an appointment!