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Pet Blood Transfusion

Much like their beloved owners, pets can have health issues that require a blood transfusion. You can trust Beechwold Veterinary Hospital to provide state of the art blood transfusion services that will restore your pet’s healthy and active lifestyle.

When Does My Pet Need A Blood Transfusion?

There are many instances that may call for your pet to have a blood transfusion, and in many cases it could be the answer to saving your pet’s life. These instances include:

  • Hemorrhaging
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Poisoning
  • Physical Trauma
  • Cancer
  • Kidney or Liver Failure
  • Anemia
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Issues with Protein Levels
  • Infectious Diseases

No matter what the issue, your pet’s safety is our top priority and we will care for them with the highest level of attention.

What To Expect

The blood used for your pet’s transfusion comes from a healthy donor that has been matched based on blood type. Once a match has been obtained, the specific amount of blood or plasma your pet needs will be administered by syringe or catheter. Your pet will be closely monitored throughout this painless procedure, and as long as there are no complications you can take your pet home that day.

Post-Transfusion Considerations

Any issues that may occur with the blood transfusion are most likely to happen during or shortly after the procedure. These reactions include swelling, vomiting, fever, trembling, or other signs of weakness and will be handled immediately by the doctor. If you still experience problems once you take your pet home this may be an indication that the transfusion was not successful, which you can assess with a urine or blood test.

Schedule Your Pet’s Appointment

When it comes to the health of your pet, the experts at Beechwold Veterinary Hospital are able to provide the highest quality care and attention. If you have any further questions about our blood transfusion services or you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 614-268-8666.