You’ve heard enough about stem cell therapy to feel intrigued, but you want to know more. Most importantly, you want to know how to start the stem cell therapy process that may help your dog live a healthier, happier life?
Not every vet can perform stem cell therapy, and even fewer offer HUC-DT therapy. This form of canine stem cell therapy delivers five million cells with the power to stimulate your dog’s natural healing process and fight inflammation from its roots.
Learn more about how to begin the stem cell therapy process with an experienced and compassionate vet who will make your dog’s health his top priority.
How to Begin the Stem Cell Therapy Process
Once you’ve decided to pursue stem cell therapy for your dog, it’s easy to initiate the process. Call a veterinarian who is certified to perform HUC-DT stem cell therapy and explain your interest in the procedure.
You’ll answer a few questions to create an overview of your pet’s health needs. Is he limping or lame? Have his seizures increased in frequency? Describe the symptoms that you have observed to give the vet as much information as possible.
The receptionist will then schedule a consultation appointment to give the vet an opportunity to meet and evaluate your dog. That’s it! No expensive referral fees, no stressful qualification requirements- just compassionate professionals committed to helping your dog live his best life.
Stem Cell Therapy Paperwork
The office will gather paperwork and records from any past veterinarians or other professionals. Radiographs and medical history documents help create a full picture of your dog’s health and wellness.
You’ll also complete a patient intake form that covers essential information about your pet:
- Where has your pet been seen before?
- What medications does your pet take regularly?
- What dosages does he take?
- Have these medications helped or hindered your dog?
Since your HUC-DT veterinarian may be different from your dog’s normal veterinarian, it’s essential to gather the full spectrum of information available. The combined results of this paperwork and your dog’s initial consultation provide an accurate picture of his current state of health.
Is Your Dog a Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?
A stem cell therapy consultation takes about 30-45 minutes. During that time, your HUC-DT vet will evaluate your dog’s behaviors and movements, learn more about his lifestyle, and gather all the information he needs to determine whether your dog is a candidate for stem cell therapy.
Uncovering the root cause of your pet’s health problems is often a puzzle. It’s a highly personalized process that varies pet by pet, which means there’s no one rigid set of rules that qualifies or disqualifies pets for stem cell therapy.
Your vet will consider all physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors to make his determination. Setting realistic expectations is an important part of this process. It’s tempting to think you can spend $2,000 to eliminate all of your dog’s health issues, but that’s not the case. Stem cell therapy augments healing and supports the body’s regenerative processes. It isn’t a miracle cure.
Generally, if your dog is suffering from a condition related to inflammation and you understand the predicted outcomes of the HUC-DT stem cell therapy process, then your dog is likely a candidate for stem cell therapy.
Preparing for Stem Cell Therapy
As soon as your pet is approved for stem cell therapy, the preparation process can begin:
- New x-rays to check for new conditions and confirm the correct health condition
- Blood work to support x-rays and establish the proper ailment
- Stop all anti-inflammatory medications for one to two weeks before stem cell infusion
These three preparations are essential to the success of your dog’s stem cell therapy process. X-rays and blood work ensure that inflammation really is the root cause of your dog’s pain and suffering, instead of bone cancer or diabetes.
After all of this, it’s finally time to order your dog’s stem cells and perform the infusion within 72 hours. Keep in mind that stem cell therapy can’t be rescheduled or cancelled without losing the stem cells you already paid to use.
Payment Options: What to Expect
You’d do anything to give your dog the gift of a better quality of life, but your wallet has the final say.
One round of stem cell therapy averages $2,000 and payment is due at the time that you order the stem cells for your dog. Unlike the dentist office or hairdresser, where payment is due at the time of service rendered, stem cell therapy payments must be taken prior to the procedure. This is because all stem cells are ordered, shipped, and prepared for infusion. Once they’re ordered, returns can’t be provided.
HUC-DT stem cell therapy vets accept CreditCare, a financing program that spreads payments over six months without interest. CreditCare is a popular option in human and veterinary medicine, and the application process only takes minutes.
Enjoy a Short Recovery Process after Stem Cell Therapy
Unlike ACL surgery or other invasive procedures, stem cell therapy does not require the use of a sedative. After the short 15-30 minute procedure, your dog will walk out the door and trot to the car. This therapy is so gentle that you don’t even need to worry about your dog feeling sore or disoriented.
The most important element of any stem cell therapy recovery process is to restrict your dog’s activity as he heals. Maintain gentle movements and avoid running and jumping. After the first few weeks, you can gradually increase your dog’s daily activity until he’s back to his normal routine.
Depending on your dog’s age, health, and injuries, you can expect to see results anywhere from two weeks to two months after stem cell therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy Follow Up
About two weeks after your dog’s stem cell procedure, you’ll receive a call from your HUC-DT vet for an over-the-phone follow up. Many pet owners notice improvements in their pets after two weeks, so it’s a good opportunity to review progress.
You might notice your dog can walk without a deep limp or now enjoys long stretches of time without a seizure. Share these observations with your vet, and he can advise on whether it’s safe to reintroduce supplements and medications into your pet’s diet.
You’ll bring your pet back into the vet for a physical followup after one to two months. This gives your HUC-DT vet the chance to feel your pet’s joints, watch his behavior, and evaluate his improvements. It also gives you the reassurance you need to know the stem cell therapy process has done its job!