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Stem cell transplants save two dogs

It's a breakthrough in veterinary medicine--two dogs are recovering after stem cell transplants.

Stem cells are taken out of the dog's fatty tissue, harvested, then injected into problem areas, leaving the dogs completely healed.

One of the dogs was in severe pain because of arthritis. The other suffered from a tumor on the hip.

Instead of putting them out of their misery, a veterinary center in Wisconsin tried stem cell therapy.

The dog's own stem cells are extracted, then injected back into the bloodstream joints.

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