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Our Fantastically Fabulous Team of Pet Professionals at Barks and Blooms is dedicated to earn your trust through our integrity and professionalism. We proudly service our clients at our doggie day care facility or in your home. Our services range from in-home pet sitting of dogs, cats and critters to plant watering & mail retrieval.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

YOUR Dog Can Be A Hero!



I had never heard of dog blood donors until a client told me she was taking her Chocolate Lab, Sage to be evaluated this week at 4 Paws Spa.   There is a need for canine blood to help sick or injured dogs and since canine blood has a shelf life of only about 30-35 days, the supply must be replenished regularly.
Some veterinary clinics don’t need blood very often, so they don’t keep it on hand. That’s when the Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood  Bank steps in to fill the gap.  They travel to vet offices, groomers, and other places where donors have signed up. They collect the blood and store it for when it’s needed.
Can your Fido be a donor?   Probably.  There are some tests to make sure there are no diseases that could be passed on and it’s important that your dog has a calm temperament.  During the testing and procedure, Fido is embraced in a full-body hug by one of the technicians and is treated to dog cookies and maybe even some peanut butter on a spoon!
For more information, use the links above and check back here for a peek at how Sage’s visit went!

6 comments:

  1. I had no idea! That's something ask my vet about. I have one dog who would gladly donate and another who may need it someday.
    Thanks for posting.
    b

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    1. Barbara, it is my pleasure! This organization does so much good. We're actively working towards our Doggie Daycare in Baltimore being a donation site. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. My dogs are pretty little. Is there a minimum weight?

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    1. Hi Rebecca, Here's a link to their donor page.
      http://www.brvbblifesavers.com/DONOR-REQUIREMENTS.html
      Dogs need to be at least 40 lbs. and in good health.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I didn't even know this was a thing! How wonderful!

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    1. That's what I said the first time I heard of it. :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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