What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy?

Regenerative medicine encompasses any treatment that utilizes the body’s natural health ability for targeted relief and growth of inflamed or damaged tissue. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and has been used on a range of applications. Ardent has brought this powerful therapy to pet families as an option to improve your furry friend’s quality of life. Below are 5 key facts we think every pet owner should know about PUREVET PRP Therapy.

  1. PUREVET PRP utilizes your pet’s own healing factors
  2. PRP is a nonsurgical form of regenerative medicine therapy
  3. It’s a same-day procedure
  4. What are common applications for PRP?
  5. PRP can be a standalone treatment or in conjunction with surgeries

PRP utilizes your pet’s own healing factors

Whenever you get a cut, it scabs over and the injury eventually heals. This is due to our blood circulating platelets and growth factors throughout our bodies seeking out wounds to heal. PRP therapy is a method of treatment that concentrates and targets these platelets and growth factors to areas of need. 

PRP is a nonsurgical form of regenerative medicine therapy

The PUREVET PRP treatment developed by Ardent is a simple procedure that takes a small amount of blood from your pet. Your veterinarian will then concentrate the growth factors and platelets in your pet’s blood and then inject it back into your pet where they are experiencing pain or inflammation. The growth factors are then immediately put to work in aiding your pet’s body in alleviating their symptoms. This regenerative medicine treatment is similarly used to help human athletes recover from intense physical exertion.

PRP is a same-day procedure

Ardent has provided its partner clinics with the kits and technology infrastructure for all of the PRP procedure to be done in-house. Your pet’s platelets and growth factors are concentrated from the removed blood sample using Ardent’s proprietary centrifuge and kit, and is then reintroduced back into your pet where it is needed.

Common Applications

Ardent’s PRP Kit can be introduced topically in or around an injured joint, tendon, or used in its gel form to treat large burns or wounds. Ardent’s PRP is not limited to acute injuries, it can also be used for chronic conditions. Here are some of the most common uses for PRP therapy in pets:

  • Complimentary to your pet’s next surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Wound Care
  • General Inflammation
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Post Surgical Healing

PRP can be a standalone treatment or in conjunction with surgeries

Your veterinarian can use PureVet PRP along with other treatment options to best help your pet. PRP is a great option for reducing pain without the need for any medication. This treatment adds extra aid to your pet during the recovery process!