Platelets are present in our blood and are the first on the scene following damage to tissues. They form clots to prevent haemorrhage but also contain growth factors to stimulate regeneration of tissues and healing.
PRP is essentially collecting platelets from your pet’s blood, separating them and injecting the concentrated platelet rich plasma back into the area where healing is required.
If you are interested in natural healing of injuries, platelet rich plasma therapy is an exciting new alternative healing therapy.
We have started using PRP post operatively following canine cruciate repair with excellent results.
Blood is collected and spun in a specially designed centrifuge that separates the cells from the platelet rich plasma.
We use specially designed syringes that allow us to separate the platelet rich plasma from the blood cells.
The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the area of damage that needs repair such as a joint, a muscle, a tendon etc.
PRP has been shown to greatly speed up healing and is all natural since the products are all from the animals own body. Completely drug free!