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Monday, October 6, 2014

Florida Cat Receives Life-Saving Blood Transfusion From Dog



Who says cats and dogs don't mix?

A Florida Keys cat is back on its paws after receiving a life-saving blood transfusion from a dog.

Buttercup underwent the risky operation at Marathon Veterinary Hospital after vets warned it would take too long to ship cat blood over from the mainland.

The anemic orange tabby, found to have a 7% rather than the usual 35% red blood cell-count, received the so-called xenotransfusion on Sept. 16.

The 4-hour procedure, which has been carried out on just 62 cats in the U.S., saw blood from a West Palm Beach dog blood bank infused into the pained cat.







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