What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is derived from removing the red blood cells in whole blood. A sample of it can be taken and then spun down using a centrifuge, leaving only platelets behind for treatment.
The leftover concentrate is called PRP and is used to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and can even be used to heal bone fractures.
Highland Animal Hospital is excited to be one of the only clinics in the Augusta area to offer this treatment!
Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP Therapy can provide a wide variety of benefits to pets who undergo its procedure. The efficacy of this therapeutic process is significantly improved when it is combined with other therapeutic treatments such as cold laser therapy offered at Highland Animal Hospital.
Some of these benefits include increasing the speed of wound and bone healing, reducing inflammation, enhancement of neovascularization, reduction of edema and more.
Uses for PRP Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is an exciting new treatment that helps the body heal itself. This type of therapy increases blood flow and circulation, which can benefit pets suffering from conditions, illnesses and injuries like inflammation, osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, bone fractures, wounds, surgical recovery and more.
New Patients Welcome
Highland Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Augusta companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.