We are looking for more dog blood donors for our clinic that we can call on, should an emergency arise where we need blood.
There are various reasons why a dog may need a blood transfusion. Animals that are severely anaemic (have a low red blood cell count) need donated blood to keep their bodies running normally.
Pets can become anaemic due to trauma, like being hit by a car, or due to ruptured tumours, especially tumours on the spleen. A dog that has accidentally consumed rat poison like Bella could also need a transfusion.
In these situations, a transfusion is a clinical necessity, and without dog blood donors, our vets could not undertake important and often life-saving operations.
Help save a dog’s life by registering your pet as a potential blood donor today.
- Over 1 year old
- Under 8 years old
- Not on any long-term medications
- Over 28kgs
- Local & available.
Please note that the majority of donor dogs require sedation, which may make them a bit sleepy or wobbly that night. There is a stand-down period of 3 months in between transfusions.
If you are keen, Call your local Franklin Vets clinic and ask to speak to the nursing team.