We proudly hold donation clinics at our practice to help save the lives of Dogs. For donation dates please call the clinic at 204-467-2481 and ask to speak with Melissa to see if your dog can donate.
Can My Dog Be A Blood Donor ?
What exactly happens during a blood donation?
- A small area on your dog’s neck will be shaved and a Veterinarian/RAHT collects the blood from the jugular vein. They will collect approximately 450 ml (1pint).
Does my dog need to be sedated during the donation?
- Your dog is not required to be sedated during the donation. This donation lasts for less than 5 minutes.
Is the procedure painful or will it harm my dog’s health?
- The process will not jeopardize your dog’s health and is not painful. Your dog will experience only the inconvenience of lying still for a few minutes.
What happens to the blood after it is collected?
- Once the blood collection is complete the C.A.B.B will process the donation into blood components. One blood donation is capable of helping up to 4 patients requiring blood. These components will then be available to veterinarians across Canada.
Why should my dog become a blood donor?
- You and your dog will be helping other dogs across Canada by assisting veterinarians to treat dogs for conditions such as these:
- Treating anemia
- Treating parvovirus infections
- Treating dogs who have eaten rat poison
- Support during and after major surgeries
- Support for injuries sustained from a car accident
- Supporting dogs who have Von Willebrand’s disease or Hemophilia A
- Support during cancer therapy
What benefits will my dog receive?
- Along with the satisfaction of knowing that you have participated in a program that will save lives of other pets, your dog will receive the following benefits:
- One free unit of a blood component for each unit of blood donated, if your dog ever requires blood in its lifetime
- Free microchip identification after 2nd donation
- Bandana & blood donor dog tag
- milestone dog tags for 5, 10 & 15 donations
All of our life-saving donors are loved animals volunteered by their owners. If your dog is:
- Healthy and even tempered
- Weigh 50lbs. (23kg) or more but not overweight
- Between 1-8 years of age to start- retirement at 8 years of age
- Up to date on vaccinations
- On heartworm preventative medication recommended but not required
Then your dog is a potential donor!
If you are interested in helping to save the lives of other dogs, please contact us.