Retired Military Dog Gets Stem Cells

I really like hearing about our military dogs receiving the best and most advanced medical care available. This story is courtesy of The World and tells of Basco, an 80 lb German Shepherd in Medford, Oregon. Basco did 2 tours in Iraq as a bomb sniffing dog and  is to receive stem cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis in his hips.

Hip problems such as arthritis can lead to early death for larger dogs, and surgery options such as hip replacement have a limited chance of success for an older dog like Basco, who is 7.

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