False. Most of the most current stem cell treatments utilize adult stem cells, normally harvested from the pet’s fat stores, and these stem cells are introduced into the damaged part of the body. The stem cells then self-renew within the damaged part, promoting growth of new tissues and subsequently replace the diseased tissues. This type of stem cell is called autologous.
Since the stem cells have been harvested from the body of the pet, theoretically, the odds of rejection or side effects are very minimal. Because this is the case, stem cell treatments essentially provide a less invasive, more viable, and more sustainable therapeutic or treatment approach than traditional medicines and drugs.