Brought for the first time in Ireland, stem cells can be harvested and isolated from dogs and cats for use in treatment. NOAH now has the equipment to harvest and isolate stem cells and is the only specialist veterinary hospital in Ireland to offer this service.
Pioneering specialist veterinary surgeon Dr William McCartney at NOAH has brought this technology into the country and continues its development from our Dublin 13 clinic. Here at NOAH, our staff are now fully trained to complete the process of harvesting stem cells on-site at Baldoyle within one full day. This is the first time this can be achieved in this country.
One particular use of pet stem cell treatment has been in treating arthritis in dogs. Unlike many traditional arthritis treatments, stem cell treatments can last up to 12 months or longer. Some of the dogs treated using stem cells for arthritis have had their lives transformed into active and pain-free pets. In some cases, medication can be stopped, which is especially useful if the medications have dangerous side effects.
While the cost of harvesting, isolating, and then injecting the stem cells can be very expensive as a one-day procedure, the benefits save money in the longer term. Only specific cases are suitable for stem cell treatment.