Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation is recently being used as a therapeutic approach for various diseases since these cells have a unique ability to mature into cells with a specialized function that can aid in the body’s ability to heal or repair.
Stem cell therapy uses an animal’s own primitive (stem) cells which are capable of dividing and differentiating into a variety of cell types. In areas of injury or disease, stem cells migrate to the site of inflammation and respond to signaling to allow healing and promote regeneration of injured tissues.
The most common clinical application for stem cell therapy is currently chronic arthritis, but there is recent data to support their use in metabolic diseases such as kidney disease, hepatic disease or inflammatory bowel disease. We have treated several patients so far including ones with liver and kidney disease
To find out if your pet is a candidate for stem cell therapy, please call the front desk at 206-204-3366 and set up a consultation with Dr. Tanya Donovan.