Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy at Tower Hill Animal Hospital

Tower Hill Animal Hospital has partnered with Ardent Animal Health to help bring this amazing technology to your pets. Not only do they have some of the highest quality products and customer service in the industry, Ardent's processing technique allows the stem cell harvest and administration to take place on the same day, most other products require 2 different days. We process your pet's stem cells in house. This allows for the healthiest population to go right back into your pets to start therapy immediately. Stem cell therapy is most commonly used for arthritis, but has a lot of other conditions it can help including skin allergy, inflammatory bowel disease, gum problems and feline asthma. We have seen big changes in patients whose arthritis were so bad that their supplements and medications were not helping anymore. Now they are doing great! They are enjoying car rides and walks again!

Actistem Therapy

What is Actistem Therapy?

Stem cells are powerful healing cells in your body that can become other types of cells. Regenerative cell therapy allows your vet to isolate regenerative cells from an animal’s own fat tissue, wake them up, and re inject them directly into damaged areas. Actistem Therapy is a safe and affordable option for pets suffering from osteoarthritis, soft tissue injuries, hip dysplasia, and more.

How Does it Work

This ability arises from repair cells that are found throughout our body. In the case of injury or disease repair cells are mobilized to damaged areas to attempt to fix the problem. Due to injury and/or age sometimes our own repair abilities can use a jump-start. By using the pet’s own repair cells isolated from fat tissue in the body, this repair ability can be applied to areas of need.

What’s so great about Actistem Therapy?

Stem cells treat the source of the problem by offering the ability to become new tissue to replace damaged tissue. Other treatments, such as NSAIDs, merely attempt to reduce symptoms. The treatment is very low risk, because it uses the animal’s own stem cells. It offers an all-natural alternative to drugs and steroids. In a recent randomized sampling of 155 canines suffering from osteoarthritis > 95% showed improvements as reported by the treating Veterinarians.

Is it safe?

Yes, this procedure is very safe. On a typical dog, this is easier than a spay, and the fat is collected in about 15 minutes by your vet. Processing the sample is done carefully by trained technicians at your veterinary clinic. In the thousands of animals treated, we have not observed any negative side-effects from Actistem Therapy.

What happens to my pet when they come in for Actistem therapy?

First, your vet will put your pet under general anesthetic. Then, he/she will make a small incision and collect 2-4 tablespoons of fat (either in the belly or behind the shoulder blades). Then a trained technician will process the sample, right in the clinic. The sample is activated then introduced to the patient. The patient can then go home, same day.

Is my pet a candidate?

Schedule a consultation with your veterinarian to find out if your pet is a candidate. The most common applications for Actistem Therapy are:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • And more!

How long has this been available?

Stem cell therapy for animals has been commercially available since 2004. Ardent Animal Health was the pioneer in offering to the Veterinarian industry same day, onsite treatments and has to date completed over 20,000 treatments globally.

What is the recovery period, and how long does it take to see results?

We recommend that the patient be kept quiet for the first 10 days. Then, while they may feel a lot better, you will need to be careful so your pet doesn’t injure themselves until they build up some of their muscles. Swimming and walking in water is great therapy. We typically see improvement starting after 3 weeks, and then continuing up to around 2 months.

How long does a treatment last? What happens if my pet starts having trouble again?

We typically see about 1-4 years of relief after the initial treatment. Most pet owners chose to bank cells, so retreatment is easy. Ardrent Animal Health has a banking facility in Kentucky. If symptoms return, your vet merely requests a dose of cells from the bank, and re-introduces the cells. No surgery is necessary.

Why bank your pet’s stem cells?

Banking your young pet’s cells is the best insurance you can have for the rapidly growing list of diseases being helped by Actistem Therapy. By banking the stem cells that are not used in the initial treatment, you will have access to Actistem Therapy as your pet ages. Whether it be for the same disease/condition or a new issue that arises, your pet's stem cells will be available to pull from storage. There are 3 different options for banking cells.

What is ActiStem? from Ardent Animal Health on Vimeo.

PRP Therapy

What is PRP Therapy?

Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is blood plasma that contains concentrated amounts of platelets and growth factors. PRP is a non-surgical and advanced means of providing high doses of the body’s own healing factors directly to the area where they are needed.

How does it work?

Platelet Rich Plasma is a trending topic in human sports orthopedic medicine. Used for sports injuries as many wear and tear issues. Our Platelet Rich Plasma Kit, or PRP, is a breakthrough product for pets utilizing blood plasma with concentrated platelets that once activated accelerate the healing properties of the isolated growth factors at a fraction of the cost of traditional human treatments.

Platelets that are found in whole blood contain many healing growth factors and bioactive proteins. These bioactive proteins can initiate tissue healing, and assist with inflammation. The treatment offers an affordable all natural alternative to drugs and steroids.

How does it benefit your pet?

Our PRP Kit can be introduced topically in or around an injured joint, tendon, or used in its gel form to treat large burns or wounds. Our PRP is not limited to acute injuries, it can also be used for chronic conditions.

  • Complimentary to your pet’s next surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Wound Care
  • General Inflammation
  • Post Surgical Healing

PUREVET PRP from Ardent Animal Health on Vimeo.