Monday, July 6, 2009

The “golden treatment” for hip dysplasia

I am really glad there are veterinarians out there trying to discover new treatments for dogs. But you have got to wonder, who thought up the idea of injecting gold into our joints? It turns out a veterinarian and acupuncturist tried it out for the first time nearly 40 years ago, but the first scientific study occurred only recently. Turns out the dogs with hip dysplasia treated with the tiny gold implants did much better than the dogs that received no treatment.

The story doesn’t say anything about the cost, but it is only a tiny piece of gold, so hopefully it becomes an affordable option for folks looking for alternative remedies for their dogs’ hip dysplasia.

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