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Stem Cell Treatment Helps Canine Hip Dysplasia & Arthritis

I’ve been reading a lot about stem cells lately and have taken a real interest. Not embryonic stem cells, but stem cells that are found inside fat cells. Whether you knew it or not, the process of harvesting stem cells from body fat is already being done right here in the U.S. The more I learn about it, the more I think I might actually consider liposuction one day

Dogs xray of hip dysplasia in dog (wikimedia)

What is Canine Hip Dysplasia?

Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a congenital disease that mainly affects large breed dogs. The word “dysplasia” means improper growth. Hip dysplasia can be described as a faulty or abnormal development of the hip. In CHD, the hip becomes loose and wobbly, eventually leading to a form of arthritis which is commonly referred to Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD). The degree of lameness that occurs is usually dependent upon the extent