Friday, November 19, 2010

Transfusions for puppies and kittens

Blood transfusion for puppies and kittens: If a puppy or kitten is anemic and a vein cannot be found for a catheter, intraosseous infusion (needle placed into the top of the femur or the shaft of the humerus) is the best option. But believe it or not you can actually inject the blood right into the abdomen. Many cells will be destroyed but this will still benefit the tiny pup or kitten in an emergency.

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