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You can now store your pet’s stem cells
Radical new treatments aren’t just for humans
Stem cell banking will soon be available to pet owners as well as humans, allowing animals to benefit from the latest advances in veterinary medicine.
The UK’s most accredited stem cell storage company, which already processes ten times more stem cell samples than its rivals, is to launch a service that will allow pet owners to store cells from their beloved pets.
According to the UK’s stem cell bank StemProtect.co.uk, collecting stem cells from your pet at a very young age reduces the risk of carrying out risky procedures in later life.
“It is an investment in your animal’s future health,” says StemProtect.co.uk’s Mark Hall.
“It’s heart-breaking to see a beloved pet slow down in later years, usually due a condition that is easily treated in humans,” says Hall.
“But stem cell treatments can give your pet a new lease of life from the pain of osteoarthritis, and early storage increases the chances of success.”
And here’s why StemProtect.co.uk recommends the early storage of your pet’s stem cells
Reducing the risk to elderly pets
Although stem cell therapies have been available for dogs for some time, it is not without its risks.
Current procedures entail putting the animal under a general anaesthetic to harvest the fatty cells from which stem cells are harvested.
These cells are processed and used immediately, and the results are often remarkable.
But as any vet will tell you, a general anaesthetic is tremendously dangerous for older animals, and there is a significant chance they may not survive the procedure.
The older the animal, the greater the risk, and it may already be too late for some pets.
However, collecting stem cells from a much younger animal and storing them is far less risky, and becomes a significant investment in your pet’s future health.
“That’s why we’re launching our Veterinary Stem Cell Bank,” says Hall.
More and more treatments
Stem cells are already being used to treat osteoarthritis, ligament injuries and fractures in pets.
And advances in veterinary medicine mean that the number of available treatments are steadily increasing.
“We’re not going to promise exact cloned doubles of your favourite animal on demand – yet,” says StemProtect.co.uk’s Mark Hall, “but the research is already out there for any number of outcomes which were previously thought unlikely.”
The treatment of tumours and cancers, the replacement of organs (even that lost waggy tail) and previously untreatable diseases – they’re all being researched by skilled scientists who are still discovering the full extent of the powers of stem cells.
With StemProtect.co.uk launching its Veterinary Stem Cell Bank, owners will soon be able to benefit from medicine at the very cutting edge of science.
“Stem cell treatments aren’t just for humans. They’re for your whole family.”