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Platelet-Rich Plasma

What is PRP? 

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. PRP can be used to aid in the treatment of many ailments as seen in the illustration below.


How Does it Work? 

Platelet Rich Plasma is a trending topic in human sports orthopedic medicine. Used for sports injuries and many wear and tear issues. In-clinic PRP is a breakthrough process 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.

What does it help?

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

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Wound Care
  • General Inflammation
  • Post Surgical Healing

If you have questions about Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy or if you think it may be right for you pet, please contact us today!