Countryside Veterinary Clinic is pleased to now offer Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy to our clients.
What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma is blood plasma that contains concentrated amounts of platelets and growth factors. PRP is a non-surgical and advanced means of providing high doses of the body’s own healing factors directly to the area(s) where they are needed.
What can PRP do for my animal?
- Advanced healing of internal and external wounds including lesions, soft tissue damage, strained muscles, torn ligaments, and broken bones
- Reduce/eliminate swelling
- Relieve joint pain and promote joint healing
- Relieve arthritic pain
What is the procedure like?
The procedure is done entirely in our clinic and does not take as much time as you may think. Dr. Geary draws blood from your animal and places it in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma is then further centrifuged to concentrate the platelets. Depending on the nature of the wound, the PRP is applied topically or injected into the affected site. This procedure usually takes less than half an hour.
Is it safe?
Because PRP is derived from your own animal’s blood in a controlled environment, there is no risk of contamination, disease transmission, or of your animal’s body rejecting the treatment. This treatment has no side effects – except feeling and performing better, of course!
Is it legal for performance animals?
PRP is an all natural substance derived from your own animal’s blood. It contains no drugs, chemicals, or illegal substances. PRP does not leave residue. It is only used under veterinary care and supervision for healing purposes.