Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is a growing area of medicine, both for people and animals.  A lot of ongoing research is being performed to find out how stem cells can benefit patients with a variety of medical conditions, including osteoarthritis, kidney disease and digestive diseases.  Currently, stem cells can be used in our pets as a treatment for osteoarthritis (also known as OA, arthritis, or degenerative joint disease).  These cells are derived from the pet’s own stem cell stores through a small surgical procedure.  During this procedure, a sample of fat is removed surgically, then is submitted to our lab for processing.  Once the lab has derived the stem cells from the fat, they are sent back to our hospital, where they can then be guided into a joint that is affected with osteoarthritis.  These stem cells have the capability of creating new tissue, such as cartilage, to help treat the underlying cause of osteoarthritis.  Often, a benefit can be seen within 30-60 days after implantation.



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Use of Marijuana and CBD in Dogs and Cats

Hillside Animal Hospital's Veterinarians Weigh In   With medical marijuana and CBD products booming in human medicine, there has been a lot of talk and curiosity about the benefits that this magical plant can do for our pets. However, before you run to your nearest...

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Top Reasons Dogs and Cats Vomit During Holidays

‘Tis the season for presents, candy, and holiday cheer! The Holiday season is an exciting time of the year; however, it can bode dangerous for your pet if you aren’t considering them in your shopping and decorating.  If your cat or dog is vomiting, having a seizure,...

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I Found Bumps on My Dog’s Body

Bumps on a Dog's Body Can Mean Many Things...   Lumps or bumps could mean a number of different things for your pet and their skin. Bumps on a pet’s skin could be anything from fluid build-up or a fatty cyst to cancer.  Here in Arizona, bumps on a dog's skin can...

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Heartworm Disease Alert: Is Your Pet Protected?

A dog that lived his entire life in Fountain Hills has recently been tested positive for the dreaded heartworm disease.  heartworm disease prevention options make it easier than ever to keep pets protected.  We want to stress that heartworm disease is becoming more...

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A Wellness Revolution: Laser Therapy for Our Pets

When our pets experience any sort of pain or discomfort, it can be difficult to find ways to provide them relief beyond traditional surgeries or medication. In recent years, veterinary medicine has been dedicated to improving the use of cold-laser therapy on patients...

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