Why Choose Stem Cell Safari For Hip Dysplasia Treatment In Dogs At Houston, TX?
Hip dysplasia is when the hips ball and socket joint do not fit properly and are not working as they should, thereby putting your dog in much pain.
Hip dysplasia is a hereditary condition. It mainly affects large breed dogs such as Golden retrievers, German shepherds, and other large breed dogs. The situation worsens in dogs that are obese.
Some symptoms of hip dysplasia in dogs include severe or sporadic lameness, Limping without any prior damage or injury, Joint cracking and popping sounds, bunny hopping during walks, and difficulty getting on and off the couch and stairs.
Prevention of hip dysplasia in dogs
While hip dysplasia is a genetic disorder, various factors can worsen the condition. Poor weight management and nutrition, fast growth rate, and certain types of exercise can all contribute to the condition’s worsening. Obesity excessively strains your dog’s joints and may aggravate or possibly induce hip dysplasia.
To avoid/prevent hip dysplasia, speak with your veterinarian about the recommended amount of daily exercise and diet suitable for your dog.
Treatment of hip dysplasia in dogs
Hip dysplasia treatment methods vary depending on the severity of your dog’s condition. Early detection of the disease can reduce or prevent long-term arthritis caused by hip dysplasia in dogs.
Your veterinarian may recommend basic lifestyle adjustments such as food and exercise or more intensive therapies such as pain medication or a few surgical alternatives for your dog.
Aside from surgery and medicinal management in treating hip dysplasia in dogs, our vets at Safari Veterinary Care Center, led by Dr. Steve Garner, have successfully treated hip dysplasia using stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy entails injecting healthy stem cells from your dog into the affected joint area to help facilitate cartilage regeneration in the hip joint. It is why we are also called stem cell safari.
Cost of treating hip dysplasia in dogs.
Depending on the degree of hip dysplasia, the cost of treating hip dysplasia in your dog could range from $1,500.00 – $5,000.00. Of course, your pet insurance can cover up to 50% of the surgical cost.
Why Choose Stem Cell Safari For Hip Dysplasia Treatment In Dogs?
Over the years, our vets at Safari have successfully treated pets using Stem cell therapy, and there has been tremendous feedback from our clients on how well their pets were faring after receiving the treatment. Below are some of the reviews:
- Panzer, a 13-year-old Rottweiler, had painful elbow and hip dysplasia (poor/abnormal development) and Fragmented Coronoid Processes (FCP). While rehabilitation and pain management helped him a great deal, it was evident he needed something more. Stem cells were something more for Panzer that literally saved his life because, otherwise, he would have been put down. Stem cells actually regenerated the cartilage in his hip joints, giving him the ability to walk again!
- We cannot praise this facility and its staff enough. We brought our extremely sick springer spaniel from Dallas to their Houston animal hospital. From the minute we walked in the door until our boy was loaded back into our truck, these people went above and beyond to help him survive. The stem cell treatment was really his last chance, and he’s now doing great at home, where he belongs. Thank you so much.
From: Mike, Helen Fisher and of course Tomac.
- I sometimes can’t believe how blessed I am that there is a place like Safari in Houston. I had already scheduled my dog’s euthanasia appointment because she was in such pain from a herniated disc that she couldn’t move or eat when someone suggested contacting Safari about stem cell therapy for her IVDD. I called Safari, still crying, and was immediately transferred to Melinda, who immediately put me at ease and made me feel like there was hope for Sasha. She asked me to bring her immediately. They called me before the treatment to explain it, and immediately after to update me, and she was there every day. She is doing amazing already, and it is supposed to take a while to work. Update! Sasha went back for another set of stem cell treatments and continues to do better each day. From: Jenna Haden.
- I have 2 rescue Chihuahua/Chihuahua doxie mix dogs. Last week, one came here for a CT scan, surgery, and stem cell treatment for IVDD. It was her second episode of the condition. She fully recovered from the first one at around 2 years old, but the second episode at 8 was not progressing like the first, and she was paralyzed. One week after her surgery and stem cell treatment, she is already walking with both back legs at about 70-75% of normal, squatting to go potty, and lifting her rear back up after doing so on her own. She could not do this on the day we brought her here. The cost of the CT scan, the surgery, and the stem cell treatment were the cost for imaging alone in my state, and the surgery was estimated to be an additional $7,000-$10,000 on top of the imaging, and no one was doing stem cell work like Safari. It cost $5,000 out the door for all the treatment at Safari. The savings to us justified the 2,000-mile car trip and lodging/gas to make the trip. It’s exciting each day to see the progress of my doggie. Thank you to Safari for being good at what you do, for your compassion, understanding, professionalism, and reasonable prices, because without that, we would not have been able to fix our little puppa. From: D. K