Did YOU know that your dog can give blood just like you can?
It’s not common knowledge that dogs can give blood donations like humans. Only 40% of pet owners know their dog can give blood, something which helps to save thousands of lives across the UK every year.
Pet Blood Bank UK is the UK’s only charity that provides a canine blood bank service for vets, but the team often face issues over the summer months which leads to lower stock levels of blood. The charity is now working with Vets4Pets to encourage more owners to register their dog to give blood. And the focus is on dogs with the negative blood type, as these supplies are often particularly low because only 30% of dogs eligible to give blood have this blood type.