Not all stem cell treatments are the same

True. While stem cell treatment is available in some veterinary clinics there are concerns about the effectiveness of their therapy. Stem cells are fragile, die easily and prone to bacterial infection. One such clinical provider of stem cells requires shipping of the stem cells overnight via Fed Ex which greatly increases stem cell death. The other clinical option requires that the veterinarian process the stem cells from the fat collected from the pet using a centrifuge and water bath in the clinic. There is usually no sterile biologic cabinet to prevent infection while the stem cells are being processed and no way of knowing how many live stem cells are injected into the pet. Furthermore, few veterinarians have received training in stem cell processing techniques.