Veterinarians use stem-cell procedure to treat cat's arthritis

08/26/2011 | Erie Times-News (Pa.)

Veterinarians at Camboro Veterinary Hospital near Edinboro, Pa., used a stem-cell procedure in an effort to reduce a cat's arthritis pain. Formerly active 14-year-old cat Emelia Toosay was the clinic's first patient for the procedure, in which stem cells from the patient's fat are mixed with platelet-rich plasma from the animal's blood and injected back into the pet where they're expected to grow new cartilage in the joints.

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