Blood and Plasma Transfusions
One of the services offered by our veterinary team are blood and plasma transfusions for dogs, cats and our other patients. These are often performed to help treat chronic illnesses or injuries. If you have any questions about these treatment offerings that have not been addressed on this page, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.
Why would a pet need a blood and plasma transfusion?
When your pet in unfortunately diagnosed with a disease that prevents them to produce enough blood and plasma on their own, they may need to receive a transfusion. Some the conditions that would require for our team to perform a blood transfusion are: anemia, blood clotting and severe bleeding from an injury or accident.
Where do veterinarians get blood for the transfusions?
Veterinary teams like ours receive blood from local animal blood banks. Before we choose a donor, we assess your pet to see if they are a good match. Once a match has been made, the entire process of the transfusion itself can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours.
Are blood transfusions for pets safe?
Yes. The vast majority of blood transfusions are not only safe but also very effective. A small minority of patients may experience slight side effects like fever, skin hives or vomiting after their transfusion although these symptoms rarely ever occur.
How much does a blood transfusion for a pet cost?
For the rates of our latest and most up-to-date services, please kindly call our team and one of our staff will be more than happy to address your inquiries.