Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 6

Blood Transfusion in Dogs

Oluniyi Akande*

Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Oluniyi Akande, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Received: May 12, 2022; Published: May 26, 2022


Blood transfusion in dogs was first recorded in the 16th century. Since then, there have been a series of advancements in the practice with an improved rate of success. Apheresis, blood typing, and cross-matching have greatly helped over the years to get the specific blood component needed for specific cases and also to reduce adverse reactions. The success of blood transfusion depends on the strength of accurate diagnosis, selecting a healthy, proper donor dog; crossmatching and blood typing; transfusing the right blood component, blood volume, and flow rate; maintaining asepsis, and monitoring for adverse reactions.

Keywords: Blood Transfusion; Dogs; Hemorrhage


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Citation: Oluniyi Akande. “Blood Transfusion in Dogs". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.6 (2022): 55-57.


Copyright: © 2022 Oluniyi Akande. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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