Bone Marrow Transplants For Fido

Man's best friend will soon be getting bone marrow transplants. The Vancouver Sun says Washington State University in Seattle will start offering them to canines with lymphoma this summer.

Veterinary Oncologist Dr. Jeffrey Bryan says over the years the procedure has been done experimentally in dogs.

Bone marrow transplants have been done routinely for humans in the past two decades and save thousands of lives, so Bryan believes it can do the same for dogs.

But, it won't be cheap - the procedure will cost $20,000.

"This represents a big giveback to the canine species," Bryan said.