Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a highly concentrated blood sample that contains isolated cells (platelets) and the fluid portion of blood (plasma).

A small amount of blood is taken from your pet and is processed using a specialized system that concentrates the platelets and the plasma. Once the PRP processing is complete, it is injected directly into the area of injury. As your pet will need to be still during the injection, sedation is normally used to ensure the safety of your pet and our staff. It is usually a day procedure.

What are the benefits of PRP?

When used as a therapy, PRP can help regenerate and heal tissues by:

    • Recruiting cells to an area of injury to clean up dead and injured cells
    • Releasing proteins called “Growth Factors” which are responsible for tissue regeneration

What illnesses is PRP used to treat??

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Acute and chronic soft tissue injuries
    • Tendon injuries
    • Ligament injuries
    • Muscle injuries
    • Certain spinal conditions

How long is the treatment, and how long does it last?

Therapeutic effects last between 6-12 months for pets with mild to moderate osteoarthritis.

If you wish to consider PRP therapy plans, discuss them with your veterinarian so that he/she can schedule an in-clinic evaluation.


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