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Adorable Dog Donates Blood To Save Another Dog's Life

Adorable Dog Donates Blood To Save Another Dog's Life

It's a universal understanding that people who give blood are usually really good human beings. Either that or they're trying to make up for something bad...

So imagine how wonderful a blood-donating dog is, eh? Well, you're probably going to like Jax.

The seven-year-old pooch recently donated blood to save an anemic puppy's life. What a good LAD.

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Jennifer Fowler, Jax's owner told LADbible: "He loves any form of attention and sits very still during any type of procedure.

"On that day [he gave blood], we had a severely anemic puppy come in that was knocking on deaths door. There were hardly any red blood cells left in the poor puppy's body so he needed a transfusion.

"We were unable to get in contact with the owners for about an hour, but we wanted to go ahead and get things ready so that as soon as they okayed the procedure, we would be ready.

"We don't keep a lot of blood on hand and rely on donations in most situations like this. Employees will commonly volunteer their own pets to help if there is no risk to our pets in the procedure.

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"I asked my husband to bring him to our clinic from our house about 10 minutes away. He was elated to see everyone and sat very still when asked as we shaved a small patch of fur on his neck and cleaned it so that the site would be sterile.

"Using a needle and a transfusion bag, we simply drew blood from his neck for about 30 seconds as I held his head and kissed his face, he was wagging his tail the whole time and didn't whimper or cry once.

"After about 30 seconds, it was over and done and he got so many treats and a high calorie snack of wet food as well as some water and got to hang out in a super comfy bed for the rest of the afternoon."

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Jennifer continued: "Due to the small size of the puppy, that one bag was enough for three transfusions. The puppy drastically improved and got to go home a few days later."

What a life-saver.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@jaxandtitus

Topics: Community, Animals

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]