Safari Veterinary Care Centers offers a consultative service that allows our remote clients to treat their pets for IMHA or ITP with stem cell therapy through their local veterinarian or internist. Our doctors will consult with your local veterinarian or internist about your pet’s case so that even if you don’t live close to us, you can still access this life saving treatment.
Stem cells can be overnight shipped to your veterinarian to administer intravenously to your pet for IMHA or ITP and other immune mediated diseases. Because the dose and treatment plan are tailored specifically to your pet, your case will first be evaluated by our doctors.
If your pet has been diagnosed with primary IMHA or ITP, you will need to have the pet’s records emailed to us so that our doctors can evaluate your case to be certain the pet is a good candidate for the cells (see FAQ’s below.) While your pet may be a good candidate for stem cell therapy, your pet may not, however, be a good candidate for the surgical procedure required for harvesting his own (autologous) stem cells. Your pet also may not be able to wait for the expansion of these cells to therapeutic numbers, as it takes a few weeks to grow enough cells for a therapeutic dose. Therefore, we offer allogenic stem cells from donor pets that are effective and available right now.
Once we determine that your pet is a good candidate for stem cells we will consult with you on the phone to be sure your questions are answered and see if you’d like to proceed. If so, you will set up an appointment with your vet for the cells to be administered and request a ship date from Safari. We will take your payment over the phone and arrange to ship the cells to your veterinarian. We will then follow up with you and/or your vet to determine if and when your pet requires any more cells.
Please read through the list of Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.
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