Friday, October 25, 2013

1124. Blood transfusion in dogs

EMAIL DATED OCT 26, 2013

Dear ToaPoyahVets,

My dog has contracted Babesiosis and her HCT is only 15%. The vets that I went to recommended to perform a blood transfusion for her. (I went to 2 different clinics to confirm her illness.) However, she is blood type of DEA 1.1 negative, which I had difficulty finding. Most donors are positive. Vet 1 said there would be any severe problems for first timers if both are of different blood type. Vet 2 advised me not to as negative and positive will cause more problems. I would like to seek your opinion regarding this matter. I would greatly appreciate any feedback you have.


Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience caused. 
 
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EMAIL REPLY FROM DR SING DATED OCT 26, 2013
 
 
Hi
I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen from Toa Payoh Vets. I apologise for not being able to give you advices as I don't perform blood transfusion in dogs. 

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