how the process works
Undergoing any medical procedure to help your pet can be nerve-wracking. What are the unknowns? Will there be complications? Below we have outlined how your JangoPet treatment would proceed so you know what to expect. (For more information on the science, background, and safety of stem cell therapies, please see the “Helpful Links” to the right.)
Exact steps for the procedure might vary depending on which therapeutic option you and your veterinarian think is best. Below is a high-level outline of how the therapy will proceed, depending on whether the approach is autologous or allogeneic.
Get a health check from your veterinarian to make sure your pet is in a healthy position to undergo the treatment. A health check is the first step regardless of whether the procedure is autologous or allogeneic. Since the overall goal of JangoPet therapies is to improve the well being of your pet, we follow the veterinarian’s lead at all steps.
If you and your veterinarian have decided on an autologous therapy (i.e., using stem cells from your pet’s own body; see our page Autologous vs. Allogeneic for more details), your vet will have to get some adipose (fat) tissue from your pet for cell processing. This involves a small surgery under anesthesia. At the same time, your vet will take an X-Ray of the arthritic joint for diagnostic use.
FOR ALLOGENEIC THERAPIES
Your veterinarian will identify which joints would benefit from stem cell treatment. Based on this information, JangoPet scientists know how many cells are needed, and take the necessary time to expand up the appropriate cell population.
FOR AUTOLOGOUS THERAPIES
Once we receive your companion animal’s fat tissue, we will prepare your pet’s cells for reinsertion. The first step in this process is isolating your pet’s adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) from fat cells and other material contained in the adipose tissue. This process involves using enzymes and mechanical techniques to separate a cell fraction from the original tissue that contains ADSCs and other repair-oriented cells.
JangoPet provides your veterinarian with the repair cells they need to administer the therapy. In consultation with the vet, we will have post-injection parameters for you to follow to allow the therapy to best begin its work, and let the healing commence.
At least one follow-up visit is strongly recommended to assess the effectiveness of the treatment. Additional X-Rays taken post-injection may be useful in this assessment.
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Regenerative medicine is ever-changing as researchers and doctors learn more about the exciting possibilities of stem-cell-based therapies. JangoPet is committed to leveraging the current state of knowledge to provide customers and veterinarians cutting-edge therapeutic options to help animals affected by the degenerative effects of aging. Click below to contact us now.