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Dog and Cat Blood Types

It’s well known that people have different blood types and the same is true in animals. What is a ‘blood type’? A blood type refers to the presence, absence or variation of chemicals on the surface of red blood cells. Just as animals have different coloured eyes or hair due to different chemicals, they have […]

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Blood Transfusions in Dogs and Cats

As we start to provide more advanced healthcare to cats and dogs, blood transfusions are becoming increasingly common and increasingly complex. Blood transfusions in dogs and cats may be needed for many reasons and come in many forms. Where does the blood for pet blood transfusions come from? Wherever possible, cats and dogs should receive […]

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