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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

If your pet is suffering from a tendon or ligament injury, or dealing with inflammation caused by osteoarthritis, platelet-rich plasma can be injected to help the affected areas heal.


Platelet-rich plasma uses the body’s own blood to boost its healing process. This treatment works by processing a portion of blood to be more platelet dense, and then reintroduces that blood to the affected areas of the body. This treatment has been particularly helpful for pet’s suffering from tendon or ligament injuries, as well as osteoarthritis.

Why would my pet need platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma can help an animal overcome numerous tendon and ligament injuries, as well as reducing inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. The concentrated growth factors in a platelet dense treatment will boost your pet’s body in order to heal their injury and regain happiness and comfort in their lives.

When should I consider platelet-rich plasma for my pet?

If your pet is suffering from a tendon or ligament injury that is keeping them from living comfortably, treating the injury with platelet-rich plasma might be worth considering. If you have already tried several other therapy options in rehabilitating your pet, platelet-rich plasma might be a beneficial choice for your pet.

How does platelet-rich plasma work?

This veterinary treatment starts by extracting a small portion of your pet’s blood, and then processing that blood by spinning it through a centrifuge. The centrifuge works to separate the blood into layers, creating a layer of platelet dense blood that will be used to treat your pet. Once this blood has been separated, it is then injected into the affected area of your pet’s body to help the healing process begin.