Why do dogs need blood transfusions?

11 Oct

Just like humans, dogs require blood transfusions when they are sick or injured.

So… what are some of the reasons dogs require blood?

–       Hemorrhaging

–       Chronic anemia

–       Blood disorders

–       Poisoning requiring blood flushing (snake bites, eating poison)

–       Accidents which result in blood loss

–       Blood clotting

–       Septic shock

–       Kidney or liver failure

–       Low protein levels

Molly (left) saved Mo’s life after he ate rat poison by donating blood for a blood transfusion.

The story of Mo & Molly is here

 

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