Soft tissue injuries typically refer to medical conditions that affect anything that’s not a bone, joint, or ligament in the body. Depending on a pet’s condition, stem cell therapy may be an excellent option for treatment. While we cannot predict the exact outcomes of this form of therapy, there is a body of research that tells us which conditions are most likely to respond positively. North Peninsula Veterinary Specialty Group is proud to provide regenerative medicine through stem cell therapies in the Bay Area.

How It Works

To produce the stem cells needed for a pet’s treatment, we first take a sample of their fat stores while under anesthesia. The stem cells are then extracted and purified to provide a concentrated source of undifferentiated cells. They’re then injected into the affected area of the pet (also while under anesthesia). We call them ‘undifferentiated’ because they’re a bit like a blank slate. The basic machinery to keep the cell functioning is in place, but the specific characteristics of, say, a liver cell, aren’t there yet. Placing these stem cells into a new environment inside the body sends a signal to get to work on becoming a newly differentiated cell. The signal they get all depends on where they’re placed in the body.

Soft Tissue Uses for Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy can be used in the following cases:
  • Muscle or tendon repair
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Healing wounds
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Graft healing


If you have any questions about whether your pet’s condition may be helped by stem cell therapy, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.


North Peninsula Veterinary Specialty Group offers stem cell therapy to treat soft tissue injury in pets in San Mateo, San Francisco and the larger Bay Area.

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