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Feature August 2013 Issue

New Research on Transfusions for Cats

During a health crisis, there may be no suitable blood to save the life of your cat. Could the blood of another species be life-saving? The answer is yes.

Every now and then, a cat develops anemia that is so severe that a transfusion is required to save its life. Cats have distinct blood types, so obviously it is important to make sure that a severely anemic cat receives the proper blood type.

Blood types in cats are classified similar to those in people. There’s type A, type B and type AB. (There is no type O, however.) Most cats are type A. Purebred cats…

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