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WHAT IS ACTISTEM THERAPY?

Good Shepherd Pet Hospital has partnered with Ardent Animal Health’s regenerative cell therapy. The Actistem Therapy allows your vet to isolate regenerative cells from an animal’s own fat tissue, wake them up, and re-inject them directly into damaged areas. Actistem Therapy is a safe and affordable option for pets suffering from osteoarthritis, soft tissue injuries, hip dysplasia, and more.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Actistem Therapy focuses on the repair cells of the body. When your pet is injured or is suffering from a disease, repair cells take action and go to damaged areas to attempt and fix the problem. However, depending on the severity of the injury, or sometimes age, repair abilities may be slowed down and require a jump-start. Thus, our solution to this is by using your pet’s own repair cells isolated from fat tissue in the body and then apply it to areas where necessary.

WHAT IS ONE WORD THAT CAN DESCRIBE ACTISTEM THERAPY?

In a recent survey, pet owners were asked to describe their pet’s experience with Actistem Therapy.

Some of the most common words were:

  • Life-Changing
  • Awesome
  • Miracle
  • Amazing
  • Remarkable

WHAT IS THE COST OF TREATMENT?

Good Shepherd Pet Hospital’s certified practices are trained on same day treatments. This reduces expenses to the pet owner and allows the treatment to be priced similarly to most veterinary surgeries. Unlike similar human procedures, this treatment is covered by major pet insurers.

Is my pet a candidate? Find out here.