Dog donates blood to save cat in rare inter-species transfusion

AFP: Traditional animal rivalries were set aside in New Zealand when a dog’s blood was used to save the life of a poisoned cat in a rare inter-species transfusion, reports said Wednesday.
Cat owner Kim Edwards was frantic last Friday when her ginger tom Rory went limp after eating rat poison, rushing to her local veterinary clinic at Tauranga in the North Island for help.
Vet Kate Heller said the feeble feline was fading fast and needed an immediate transfusion to survive, but there was not enough time to send a sample to the laboratory for testing to determine the cat’s blood type.
Edwards said the cat appeared to have come through its ordeal unscathed, seemingly without any canine side effects.
Photo: File photo of a cat and dog (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

 

Dog donates blood to save cat in rare inter-species transfusion

AFP: Traditional animal rivalries were set aside in New Zealand when a dog’s blood was used to save the life of a poisoned cat in a rare inter-species transfusion, reports said Wednesday.

Cat owner Kim Edwards was frantic last Friday when her ginger tom Rory went limp after eating rat poison, rushing to her local veterinary clinic at Tauranga in the North Island for help.

Vet Kate Heller said the feeble feline was fading fast and needed an immediate transfusion to survive, but there was not enough time to send a sample to the laboratory for testing to determine the cat’s blood type.

Edwards said the cat appeared to have come through its ordeal unscathed, seemingly without any canine side effects.

Photo: File photo of a cat and dog (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

 

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