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Kush®

Kush® is an intra-articular injection comprised of patented,
gel-like biomaterial for companion animal osteoarthritis.

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Product Overview

Our Leading product, Kush®, is a veterinary device designed to help reinforce articulating cartilage tissue for the treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis. This system uses an intra-articular injection of cartilage-like particles to enhance the force cushioning function of the synovial fluid, first developed and tested for equine and canine animals.  

Since Kush® mimics the joint function of the articulating cartilage and synovial fluid by dampening mechanical forces and reducing friction without pharmacologic, chemical or metabolic action, we believe it is considered a medical device by FDA guidelines. 

Why KUSH®?

Kush® not only provides immediate treatment for cartilage damage, it also provides long-term joint reinforcement and protection from regular stress and strain, allowing a longer “Running is Life” happy existence for our animals. Made into a strong, hydrated material from natural tissue matrix scaffolding components, collagen, elastin and heparin, Kush particles are injected into the synovial space to uniquely reinforce native cartilage by matching its wet, slippery form and cushioning function. These injected sterilized, hydrogel micro-particles are precisely sized to allow easy injection and correct articular spacing for less pain joint motion.  

Safety, Efficacy and Longevity

Osteoarthritis (OA), Degenerative Joint Disease and cartilage injury, detected and treated early with Kush® will show the best results. Injected Kush particles rapidly reduce pain with slippery force cushioning support to reinforce cartilage tissue function and prevent further damage. Since Kush particles are too large to seep through synovial membranes, they stay in the articulating space to provide their slippery cushioning effects for a long duration. 

These particles are made of natural components tightly cross-linked together to form a strong matrix material that resists enzymatic degradation, inhibits immune cell recognition, and therefore, avoids the need for allergy pretesting. Over five years of case studies have provided positive testimonials from many veterinarians, and no adverse effects have been observed other than some mild, short-term injection site swelling.

More About KUSH™

Kush® is effective in rapidly providing pain relief from OA in the treatment of racehorses and these effects have lasted the entire season. Veterinarians, who have treated many canines as old as 13 years old, report that Kush® comforting effects typically last about a full year. The Kush particles gradually resorb into the surrounding synovial tissue and do not migrate, dissolve or deteriorate.  

Animals of any age with beginning to moderate cartilage damage will rapidly see the benefits of Kush® which include improved articulation and reduced lameness. Pets who once suffered are able to return to normal daily activities, high impact sports, competitive events and training, generally in as little as 2 days. Typically, the lighter the body weight of the pet and the less impact on the treated joint, the greater the treatment longevity.  


How KUSH® WORKS

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INJECT

Kush® is a veterinary injection designed to reinforce articulating cartilage tissue for the treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis. Kush® is an injection given directly into the animal's joint a certified and licensed veterinarian.

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TREAT

The Kush® particle components are natural, animal based, and tightly cross-linked together to form a strong matrix material that resists enzymatic degradation, inhibits immune cell recognition, and thus, avoids the need for allergy pretesting.

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RESULTS

The demonstrated Kush® effects are long-lasting. Veterinarians are reporting that the positive, cushioning effects typically last about 12 months, depending mostly on activity levels. The Kush® particles gradually resorb into the surrounding synovial tissue.

The PROOF IS IN THE PAW PRINTS

CASE STUDY 1: KONA 

Kona, a 4-month-old Labrador Retriever, was born with joint issues in her knees, shoulders, and hips. Destined to a life of pain and lameness, Kona was introduced to KUSH®. After her KUSH® treatment, Kona is now able to run, jump, walk, and play like all the other puppies. She takes daily walks in the mountains with her owner.

CASE STUDY 2: SHEP

Shep, a 13-year-old Australian Shepherd, was a candidate for total hip replacement surgery. Shep was treated with KUSH® instead. After his treatment with KUSH®, Shep was able to skip the surgery and went from a hurting dog to a happy dog! He now runs alongside his dog friends and takes long walks on his farm.

CASE STUDY 3: BRUCE

Bruce, a 3-year-old English Mastiff, was admitted to a veterinarian clinic when he had swelling and joint problems. After his treatment of KUSH®, Bruce is back to running around the yard and enjoying his new level of mobility.

EVEN MORE CASE STUDIES

In mostly all cases after Kush® treatment, the need to take NSAIDS for arthritic pain relief is eliminated and activity levels return to normal. This improved motion also improves blood flow and oxygen to the treated joint to promote a healthy metabolism of the joint’s fluid, membrane and cartilage, which contributes to reducing inflammation, greater joint health and slowing down the progression of osteoarthritis.  KUSH® is continuing to improve the mobility and lifestyle of more and more animals.

Testimonial

Golden Doodle, Hope, recovers from arthritis!

Chris, Hope's pet parent, shares his personal experience with KUSH®. At just 1 years old, Hope developed a limp in her left leg and struggled with discomfort. After a veterinary check-up, Hope was diagnosed with congenital arthritis. The only 2 options provided were a hip replacement or pain medication. However, Chris was then introduced to KUSH®, which, after treatment, allowed Hope to walk again with balance and ease for 9 more years! Hope now walks and runs, leading a normal dog life every day for her and for Chris.

Testimonial

Veterinarian, Dr. Sterns, shares the incredible impact of KUSH® on animal patients.

One of Dr. Stern's patients, a year-and-a-half year-old Mastiff was crippled with degenerative shoulder issues. After multiple diagnoses, it was claimed there was nothing to be done to help the Mastiff. However, Dr. Stern tried KUSH® by injecting it into the Mastiff's shoulder. "The very next day the dog was running around!" For more insight and animal case studies, watch the video.

Veterinarian Recommended

“I think Kush® is an extremely useful product for improving joint function. I’ve used it many times with outstanding results.”

Dr. Michael Sterns  

Veterinarian with 35+ years experience

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Kush®?

Kush® is an IA injection of sterilized, hydrogel micro-particles that are wet, slippery and spongy. Our patented technology allows novel self-assembly of elastin, collagen and heparin to mimic cartilage extracellular matrix in both form and function. The Kush particle components are natural, animal based, and tightly cross-linked together to form a strong matrix material that resists enzymatic degradation, inhibits immune cell recognition, and thus, avoids the need for allergy pretesting.  

How does Kush® work?

Kush® uses precisely sized micro-particles for optimal joint spacing and for easy intra-articular injection with 18-23 gauge needles. Kush particles are too large to seep through synovial membranes, allowing long duration of their slippery cushion effects to reinforce the joint's articular cartilage and ameliorate or preclude the cartilage defects that cause pain to limit motion.

How long does Kush® last?

The demonstrated Kush® effects are long-lasting. Veterinarians are reporting that the positive, cushioning effects typically last about 12 months, depending mostly on activity levels. The Kush particles gradually resorb into the surrounding synovial tissue.

Has Kush® been studied?

Five plus years of Kush® case studies provided positive veterinarian testimonials. No adverse effects have been observed or reported other than some mild, short-term injection site responses.

I'm a veterinarian. How can I order KUSH® for my patients?

Kush® is available to order for licensed and certified veterinarians. If you'd like to order KUSH® for your practice or patients, you can order here

For questions, please contact our support team here.

I'm a pet parent. How can I get Kush® for my animal?

Kush® is available to your animal through certain licensed and certified veterinarians. To find a veterinarian in your area who can administer Kush™ to your animal, we are happy to help you locate one. Please email us at INFO1@PETVIVO.COM or you may fill out our contact form.

What if I have more questions?

We're ready to answer and address any questions or concerns. Whether by phone, e-mail, mail, and more, you can contact our support team here.  

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