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Feature October 2019 Issue

Does your cat qualify as a blood donor?

A cat who mellows out at the veterinarianís office might make a very good blood donor.

Does your cat qualify as a blood donor?

Healthy cats can reap rewards while giving blood.

Cats in the throes of kidney failure, leukemia, poisoning, injuries sustained in a car accident, or loss of too much blood during an operation are often aided by blood donations from other cats. Owners volunteer their pets as blood donors knowing that the process involves, at most, minimal discomfort. And besides taking pride in the fact that their petís donation may save lives, they can enjoy the benefits their cat receives in the form of incentives provided by veterinarians. These range from a basic blood examination that may uncover health issues to a free yearly exam.

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