It is #MedicalMonday with Ka'Zaan! Newly-adopted Ka'Zaan (formerly DU dog Caspian) was just recently a canine hero. Ka'Zaan's new mom is a Veterinary Nurse and one night her clinic had a dog rushed in on a stretcher; diagnostics revealed she had ruptured splenic and liver masses and severe internal bleeding, she didn't have an adequate blood volume left to supply the rest of her organs. Enter Ka'Zaan!
He was prepped to be the donor for a blood transfusion. A quick sample was taken from his back leg to check his own cell count, he was then given a light sedative and the procedure began. In a total time of 45 minutes, he donated the life-saving blood the critical patient needed (and while her long-term prognosis is grave, the few months she has left can be attributed to Ka'Zaan's blood replenishing enough of what she'd lost.)
Blood transfusions aren't an every day occurrence in general practice, it's a procedure usually saved for ERs and veterinary schools and there is ALWAYS a demand for donors. It's a quick procedure (30-45 minutes) that is on an out-patient basis. Some dogs may need sedated, some may not. Interested in having your dog be a blood donor? Here's some info to consider:
*Greyhounds are the preferred blood donor breed (they have a large volume of oxygen-rich blood, great veins and 85% have the most-universal of the twelve canine blood types).
*While Greyhounds are preferred, any breed/mix can be a donor as long as they are between 1-6 years old, healthy, at least 50#, friendly, current on vaccines/monthly preventatives and not currently on any other medications.
*Fun fact! A dog can donate blood to a cat! (Speaking from experience, that's the kind of thing you can only get away with once in your career!)
*Contact your veterinarian if you think your dog is eligible. There's several blood banks in Ohio as well. Info can be found at: vet.osu.edu (Ohio State), greyhoundhealthinitiative.org (Columbus/Dublin), medvetforpets.com (various locations), metropolitan vet.com (Akron).
HE IS BACK!!!! THEY ARE BOTH HOME SAFE AND SOUND NOW! FROM THE BOTTOM.OF MY HEART, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED LOOK!!!!!
UPDATE #3 - As of 10pm, Sunday there is no sights of Ruger, the doberman since we found his sister and he ran away from the nice people that got Daisy. I am hoping he has found a safe place for the night...last known location is in update #2.
UPDATE #2 - we have gotten the smaller black lab we are still looking for the Doberman! Last seen near the sharp corner that's between the big horse farm and State Route 60 on Shannon Road. Thank you to everyone who has helped us look!
UPDATE They have been spotted on Stagecoach road coming down the hill towards Shannon Valley. I have been looking in that area for at least 40 minutes with no luck....
Attention Shannon Road Neighbors...my big black/tan Doberman (Ruger) and small black lab (Daisy) took off this morning and have now been gone a little over 3 hours. Normally if they run off they are back pretty quickly...Ruger is big, but is a gentle giant and Daisy is a hyper puppy who will jump on you but loves everyone. They both have on collars. Ruger has tan paracord one and Daisy's is purple.
Hey Everyone look at these great Hand Painted Doberman Corn Hole Set that is available on the Auction. Check below on the many Doberman, dog related and the many other items we have put together in order to raise money to help our dogs.
For all lovers of sweets out there, you need to be careful with Sugar 🍭🍫, but you don't have to be careful with this Sugar. Sugar is a sweet 2 year old fawn girl. To learn more about Sugar go to https://t.co/1oLGQ4Xcru
Looking forward to seeing you all this Thursday 6/14/18 at Zaftig Brewing Co. from 5:30pm-8pm! for our Pints and Pinschers event benefiing our rescue. Make sure to check out the podcast below! https://t.co/Cu0JMpoG0P