Platelet Enhancement Therapy

A new, safe option for treating lameness

Platelet Enhancement Therapy (V-PET) can be used in the treatment of osteoarthritis – or damaged tissues (tendons, ligaments, cartilage) that do not heal very quickly. Often with scar tissue there is restricted range of movement and chronic pain, which can cause lameness.

V-PET is a new, safe treatment option. It is a natural cell therapy to relieve the pain of joint disease or injury, promote healing and fasten recovery time – using your dog’s own blood!

Benefits:

  • Natural cell therapy to promote healing
  • Minimally invasive
  • Reduces the risk of adverse reactions through the use of your dog’s own blood
  • Same day procedure
  • Can be used with other treatments or on its own

What are platelets?

Platelets are found in blood and promote blood clotting. They contain a variety of growth factors that enhance wound healing and help tissues regenerate.

What is Platelet Enhancement Therapy (V-PET)?

V-PET concentrates platelets, white blood cells and their associated growth factors from a small volume of your pet’s own blood, for use as a cell therapy.

How can V-PET help?

Tendon and ligament injuries, and join diseases like osteoarthritis, are often difficult to heal. Treatment with V-PET can help. The cell therapy is injected directly into the injured area, platelets are activated at the site of the injury, releasing growth factors. Lab tests have shown that these growth factors play a key role in regenerating and revascularising tissue, accelerating healing and quickening recovery.

Since the dog is the donor and the recipient, there are no immune reactions to the platelet concentrate.

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Contact us for more information or if your dog has lameness and you think V-PET could help.