Stem Cell Therapy
Regenerative Adipose Stem Cell Therapy
This cutting-edge procedure, which is currently performed only by us locally, was introduced in 2011. It does not use embryonic stem cells, which are a source of moral and ethical controversy. It involves harvesting somatic stem cells from your adult dog’s or cat’s own adipose (fat) tissue, and these adult stem cells are capable of dividing into many different cell types. This capability lets us use this procedure to treat degenerative diseases, such as arthritis that can no longer be improved with pain medication and joint supplements. It is also used as an adjunct in treating and facilitating healing of joint injuries, ligament and tendon damage, and bone fractures.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Vets In Practice is currently the only animal hospital in the country that offers this breakthrough product. The procedure involves utilizing your pet's own plasma, rich in platelets, which when activated accelerates tissue repair and regeneration. We use PRP mainly to treat chronic degenerative joint diseases, particularly arthritis, and it provides a safe, easy, minimally invasive but highly effective alternative to the common treatment with painkillers, which eventually cause many side effects. PRP can also aid in the treatment of many ailments such as burns, wounds, dry eye and gingivitis.
In-vitro Allergy Testing
SPOT Allergy Test
Determining what your itchy dog or cat is allergic to can be very frustrating. This test, which only Vets In Practice currently offers, eliminates the guesswork. We draw blood from your pet and send it to a laboratory in the US, which checks for your pet's sensitivity to 91 of the most common food and environmental allergens in the Asia Pacific region. Testing period is 3 to 4 weeks and an official report is emailed to us. The results will show what your pet is allergic to, and we will advise you as to what to eliminate from its diet and/or what environmental allergens to avoid exposing it to. For the latter, the US lab also offers hyposensitization treatment, which basically increases you pet's tolerance to the allergens.
If you feel that your pet can benefit from any of these special services,
please feel free to consult with our vets and they will assess if your pet is
a good candidate to undergo the procedure.