Dog Blood Donation

When a canine friend is in need, they are always furry friends to help.

A recent Facebook post by the Spearfish Animal Hospital truly went to the dogs.

Picture courtesy of Spearfish Animal Hospital

This is ‘Louie the Golden’ giving blood, because yes, dogs need the precious gift of blood sometimes too.

Louie and other dogs donate blood when needed, and in this case the donation is for another dog, Cash, who developed an auto immune disease and needed a blood transfusion.

Veterinarian and Owner of the Animal Clinic in Spearfish, David Elsom, says they do about four to five transfusions a year at the clinic, it’s not very common but when the blood is needed, they always have canine volunteers to help out.

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