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National Zoo Panda Tian Tian Gets Checkup For Weight Loss And Sore Shoulder

Veterinarians performed laser treatment and acupuncture for what they initially thought was a touch of arthritis in the panda's left shoulder.
Tian Tian receives laser therapy treatment during a full veterinary exam. Source: Roshan Patel

It's tough getting old, and that goes as much for giant pandas as people.

Veterinarians at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., say Tian Tian, an adult male panda, received laser treatment and acupuncture

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