Re: Doggie Blood Donors anyone?
One of my dogs used to be a blood donor at NC State. the requirements for being a blood donor were quite stringent. Drift had to be less than 5 years old, weigh >50lbs and in good health. Vaccine wise NC State is on a 3 year vaccine protocol and that was acceptable. He then had blood drawn for tick titers (clearly you don't want any bloodborne parasites), CBC, Chem and blood typing. Dogs have to be DEA 1 and 7 negative to be a donor.
Once clear, Drift became a donor, donating around 450mls every three months. Post donation dogs are given a can of dog food and perhaps some treats depending on what the pup liked.
Spirit, Eli, and Aoibhe (Disabled GSD's)
Duncan, Sam, Carl and Tesla (Black Lab mixes who think all GSD's are airheads)
Teddy ("the Corgi")
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