We are hosting our first ever canine blood donor clinic for the Canadian Animal Blood Bank! For your dog to be a donor you must meet several criteria. We can accept 12 to 20 donors at any given event and hope to have these several times a year. Donation can take 2-6 minutes on average and your entire appointment usually is 15 minutes.
For more information about the Canadian Animal Blood Bank: www.canadiananimalbloodbank.ca/index.php/en/
-Help other pets in need
-First donation every donor receives a CABB Blood Donor Bandana and dog-tag
-At the second donation, the dog is eligible for a free microchip implantation
-Milestone (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30) donations are recognized with bronze, silver and gold dog-tags
-***If the donor family ever requires a blood transfusion for their pet, they will receive one free blood product for every unit donated. (The veterinary clinic will not be billed for the blood product)
1. Pets must be at least 55 lbs (25 kg)
2. Pets must be up to date on their vaccinations (DAPP and Rabies)
3. Pets must be 1 to 8 years of age
4. Pets cannot have donated in the last 60 days
5. Pets MUST have a good temperment - while sedation can be provided it is often not necessary
*Pets with bleeding disorders, cancer, kidney disease, liver disease, dental disesase/infection, diabetes, epilepsy, poor skin condition, and heart disease are ineligible to donate
*Pets on various medications may require a withdrawl period prior to dontation (we have a list at the clinic)
Please call the clinic at 519-290-9400 to book your spot! When you call we will go over some additional criteria to ensure your dog qualifies. Thank you for your support and for helping other dogs!
**If your animal does not qualify for donation, you can get your animals blood type determined in case of an emergency. Cost is $50 per pet and results are available immediately. These tests can be performed at any time at our hospital alongside an appointment but will not be conducted at the blood donor clinic for non donors.