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Aside from helping other dogs, there are incentives to being a donor that include free blood typing and a blood typing tag, a free complete blood count and a free bandanna. Donor dogs can also receive free blood products if they are ever in need of a transfusion.
be surprised at what dogs do, said Powell, president of LifeStream Animal Blood Bank. had some of the most hyper dogs that have ended up being the best donors that we have had. They are just different sometimes when they collected from. Some people are totally amazed. They like, can be my dog. of course, we all about dogs, continued Powell. we believe if an animal is stressed and is not an ideal candidate to donate, then we don have to take that unit. trained animal care technologists do not use any restraint, making the donation process as easy and comfortable as possible.
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from Kingston own LifeStream Animal Blood Bank, which acts as the canine version of Canadian Blood Services.
Dogs are great, actually. Nike Trainers Sale Junior [The] majority of dogs are good to have it done. We use distraction and give them treats. Page is the proud of three Greyhound rescues, Ruby, Nixon and Nigel. Every three months, they are proud donors.
no problem for them, said Page. [Tremblay] and Sandy [Powell] make the process as calm and quiet as possible, and the dogs are very relaxed. provides a 24 hour emergency service, and as an international blood bank, they send blood products wherever they are needed. In fact, they have sent blood products as far away as Bermuda.
And so, she has continued to have her dogs donate, so others can benefit from transfusions.
Much like humans, dogs donate once every three months in a comfortable, non invasive way, which LifeStream has trademarked as the friendly method. A typical donation takes about 15 minutes, during which time the dog sits comfortably on a dog bed. Blood is taken from the cephalic vein of the donor front leg.
Donor dogs need to be one to seven years old, Nike Shoes Black Mens
does not hurt them, said Powell. is the initial poke from the needle, but that it. And if you quick with needle, they don mind it. Nike Shoes Maroon For Women
and weigh more than 50 pounds. They must be in good health and be vaccinated. They also must be only on heartworm preventative medicine.
is the matriarchal leader of our pack, which at that time included another female Rottweiler, a young Doberman and a young German Shepherd. She is devoted to her job of keeping the younger dogs in line. We knew that preventing her from playing and interacting with them would certainly take its toll on her emotionally. seemed all hope was lost, until Alderman was introduced to a brand new form of treatment called Canine Platelet Enhancement Therapy, a non invasive procedure that cost one third of the price of conventional surgery.
Donor clinics are held in the Kingston, Gananaque, Brockville, Toronto and Ottawa areas.
been six months since his amputation and he is hopping around still enjoying life, said Alderman.
Even the craziest of canines seem to be okay with having blood taken.
had a very long and difficult recovery, and we vowed that we would not put her through another surgery, said Alderman. she became lame on the other knee, we were in quite a predicament. Taking into account her previous year long recovery history, and the discovery of an enlarged heart, we didn feel she was a good candidate for surgery. was also concerned about how Baileys would handle another long recovery period emotionally.
Dogs need blood more than most people know about namely in emergency cases that involve trauma, and for specific types of surgeries such as splenectomies.
years ago, we had a dog who needed blood products when she was spayed and our two other dogs started donating to collect for her, said Page. would not have survived any type of surgery without a very specialized blood product.
Meanwhile, Baileys Otis has bone cancer, and needed his leg amputated two months after Alderman rescued him. She opted not to use chemotherapy, and ended up using a product called K 9 Immunity, which is made from medicinal mushrooms and is said to oxygenate the cells.
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Founded in 2004 by Sandra Powell and Joan Tremblay, LifeStream collects blood from volunteer donor dogs. In turn, donors are able to help save the lives of other dogs.
It wasn long before she became the first dog in Canada to have this procedure, and today, Baileys is nine years old and enjoying a full and active life.
Sadly, she was no stranger to the problem, because two years before, she had surgery to repair a ruptured ligament on the other knee. Her enlarged heart made for a tough and painful procedure.
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