Our pets can suffer from debilitating pain just like we can, though they are often better at hiding their discomfort. At Kenosha Animal Hospital, we offer a healthy variety of pain management and treatment options to help minimize or eliminate pain altogether. One of these areas of pain relief includes chiropractic care, which involves non-invasive, drug-free techniques for treating conditions such as arthritis, elbow and hip dysplasia in dogs, muscle spasms, spinal disc injuries, back, leg and neck pain, and many other chronic conditions.
Is your dog or cat experiencing chronic pain? Are they having trouble getting around?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
PRP therapy is an emerging form of treatment that can also prove valuable in helping dogs manage chronic pain due to arthritis, and recover from orthopedic injuries and/or surgeries. Plasma is the fluid in which your pet’s platelets and red blood cells are suspended. It contains important proteins and growth factors which can increase the healing process and help mend ligaments and tendons, and even aid in the regeneration of bone and cartilage.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
Platelet-rich plasma needs to be extracted from your pet’s blood. This plasma then needs to be processed to raise the concentration of platelets. The processed platelet-rich plasma is then carefully injected into the joint or other affected area. Treatment may take up to 30 minutes, and often, only one treatment is necessary. Further treatments may be necessary depending on the condition.