Your dog or cat could save a life!

Your dog or cat could save a life!

Just like with humans – some pets rely on donated blood to save their lives. Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital has set up a blood donation program right in our hospital to make it easy for your pet to donate and be a hero – and the initial donor screening/typing profile, examination and bloodwork is no charge to you!

What benefits are there to participating?

If your pet is determined to be a great fit for our donation program, you and your pet will receive:

  • A full physical exam
  • Yearly routine blood work
  • Urine and Fecal tests
  • A gift card for yourself
  • A gift for your pet after each donation
  • Parasite preventative medications
  • Anniversary gifts once reaching certain donation marks
  • Knowing your pet has saved others’ lives!

What are the requirements for a dog?

  • Must be between the ages of 1-6 years
  • Must weigh at least 22.7 kg or 50 lbs
  • Must be spayed or neutered
  • Cannot have received a previous blood transfusion in the past
  • Must be up to date on all vaccines and be receiving regular flea/tick/heartworm/deworming preventative medications
  • Must be fed a commercially formulated dog food (i.e not raw fed)
  • Must not be receiving any long-term treatments for chronic conditions
  • Must have an agreeable temperament

What are the requirements for a cat?

  • Must be between the ages of 1-6 years
  • Must weigh at least 4.5kg or 10 lbs
  • Must be indoor only
  • Cannot have received a blood transfusion in the past
  • Must be up to date on all vaccines
  • Must be fed a commercially formulated cat food
  • Must not be receiving any treatments for chronic conditions
  • Must have an agreeable temperament that allows for administration of mild sedation

 

 

 

If your cat or dog meets these requirements – please apply for them to be a donor here: GIVE BLOOD

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