Shortage of dog blood at BC veterinary clinics
A local woman has brought to light a provincial shortage in dog blood after her 6 year old Rottweiler named Angus was diagnosed with an auto immune disease.
"It is a province-wide shortage, so it is a very scary situation." Says Kimberly Ann Tamblyn, whose dog Angus needs transfusions to receive platelets to help his immune system.
When faced with this scary prospective of not having the blood to treat her best friend, Tamblyn and her friend reached out to social media and received many generous offers for help.
Angus has since found a backup donor, but the need for dogs to donate remains very crucial.
Eligible dogs should be between one and 8 years, have a good temperament, healthy, weight more than 30 pounds, and up to date vaccinations.
Dog lovers out there. What would happen if you’re dog got very sick and needed blood?
Kimberly Tamblyn owner of Angus and friend Kady Savard - We often hear calls of blood banks looking for donors, but what happens when our furry family members need a transfusion?