Blood and Medicine Transfusion for Your Pet
When your pet is caught in an unexpected situation you can turn to WTEVC. We have the right team to deliver the lifesaving transfusions your pet may need. You can rest assured that your pet will receive the treatment to get them back home..
Transfusion therapy has become crucial in emergency veterinary medicine, as it can save the lives of pets in need of immediate treatment.
For the purposes of transfusion medicine, blood or blood products are administered to patients who are deficient in one of those products. A deficiency is determined by lab results and a combination of the patient’s history and physical exam.
Individuals should be mindful of the proper steps that go into providing a safe transfusion. The first step is to identify the type of blood product(s) that will be transfused, along with cross-matching and typing the recipient’s blood. Ideally, underlying diseases should also be considered, along with administration of medications to decrease the risk of complications during a transfusion.
There are two commonly used products for transfusion in veterinary care. One is packed RBCs, and the other is FFP. Packed RBCs are processed by removing the plasma prior to storage while Fresh Frozen Plasma is a frozen substance containing the clotting factors, but not the cells that so readily die post donation. These are the most common products used to reduce the effects of an allergic reaction. However, there are other variations of these products that are available commercially.
Animal blood transfusions are administered to help compromised animals. Co-administered with appropriate medications and protocol, transfusions can be used to enhance existing therapies, facilitate rejuvenation, and increase chances of survival.
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In the event of an emergency, every pet owner wants to ensure their beloved animal companion receives the best possible care. That's why West Texas Emergency Veterinary Clinic is the right choice when accidents or illness strike. With over 25 years of experience, our team is committed to providing quality care for all pets that come through our doors. We understand how stressful it can be to see your pet in pain, and we'll do everything we can to ease their discomfort and help them on the road to recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment. Your pet's health is always our top priority.
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