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The Power of Stem Cells

A relatively new form of treatment is Stem Cell Therapy. Every animal has millions of dormant stem cells just waiting to be activated and used for regeneration. Stem cells are a natural way in which an animal repairs its own tissues and organs.

A very high percentage of stem cells are present in the adipose (fat) tissue. We can now collect or “harvest” these ’healing cells’ by removing a small amount of the dog’s or cat’s fat tissue under surgical conditions.  These cells are activated in our laboratory, and then injected intravenously and into the animal’s damaged joints.

Although stem cell treatment is ideal for osteoarthritis, it is also used for ligament and tendon damage especially in horses. It may reduce or eliminate the need for pain relief medication. The response does vary from patient to patient but we usually see a vast improvement in both mobility and well-being of the patients.

Taradale Vet Hospital is the only StemVet NZ approved clinic in Hawke's Bay.


Taradale Vet Hospital
133 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier 4112
(06) 844 2009

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