Dogs urged to lend a paw and donate blood - The Solihull Observer

Dogs urged to lend a paw and donate blood

Solihull Editorial 14th Jan, 2024   0

SOLIHULL dogs are being called on to lend a paw and donate blood.

Pet Blood Bank UK is appealing to dogs – and their owners to sign up to the blood donation session on January 23 at Willows Veterinary Referrals in Shirley and help save the lives of other dogs.

A pet blood bank is just like the human blood service, but for dogs, they collect blood donations from donor dogs across the UK which then go towards helping to save the lives of other dogs in need.

Every donation a dog gives can help to save the lives of up to four other dogs.

To become a donor, a dog must weigh more than 25kg, be between the ages of one and eight, and be fit and healthy.

Pet Blood Bank UK say is also important that they are confident, enjoy meeting new people, and having new experiences.

The donation itself only takes between five and 10 minutes, but owners should expect their dogs to be with the team for around 35 to 40 minutes.

Dogs receive a full health check from the Pet Blood Bank vet before donating and get showered with treats, fuss, and attention throughout their appointment.

They even get a goody bag and toy to take home, as well as the pride of being a lifesaver.

For more or to book an appointment click here or call 01509 232222.


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