The Future of Care: Stem Cell Therapy in Pets

Stem cell therapy for pets can help pet health

Veterinary medicine is growing and evolving all the time. At Schertz Animal Hospital, we’re proud to be on the forefront of the ever changing face of our profession. Stem cell therapy in pets is a newer therapy that’s offering unprecedented options for our patients. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment modality and how it can help your pet.

All About Stem Cells

Despite the science fiction-like images the term “stem cells” might bring to mind, this type of veterinary treatment is actually fairly mainstream. We’ve been using stem cell therapy to treat pets for more than 15 years now, and there isn’t anything too far-fetched involved.

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Keep Calm and Carry On: Treating and Living with Pet Cancer

pet cancerHearing that your pet has cancer is a pet parent’s worst nightmare, and one that becomes increasingly more likely as a pet ages. Pets, especially dogs, get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans, and over half of pets above the age of 10 will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point.

The first question on many pet owners’ minds after finding out their pet has cancer is “What do I do?”. Veterinary medicine has come a long way in recent years, and the options for treating and managing pet cancer have greatly improved, giving many pets a good prognosis.

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How Pet Laser Therapy Can Alleviate Pain and Speed Up Recovery

Schertz_iStock_000014701110_XXXLargeNew advancements in post-operative recovery, pain management, and treatment options for age-related conditions have enhanced traditional treatment options and encouraged faster healing. Cold laser therapy is one such technology that has had incredible benefits where we once relied on scalpel surgery and medication alone.

While laser therapy may sound a little “sci-fi”, many pet owners are happy to learn that this form of treatment is non-invasive, pain-free, and effective. Because there are no side-effects, it can be safely used in conjunction with other pain management modalities.

So, you might wonder what laser therapy is, exactly, and how it can help your pet… Continue…

Tell Me Where it Hurts: Pet Pain and Pain Management

Dog covering noseDid you realize that not too long ago, most people believed that animals did not experience pain?

Thankfully, we know better now.

Unfortunately, pet’s still can’t verbalize their pain, which makes it challenging to detect and treat. However, there are ways that our pets do communicate with us, even if they don’t have the words to explain where it hurts. And those cues, along with our own understanding of pain, have made pet pain management a reality. Continue…