Chloe was a hero or should we call, heroine yesterday! Well, my Hooman M received an emergency call from a friend saying that her friend's dog named Bosco, had tick fever & who needed blood transfusion immediately becoz her dog had hardly any red blood cells left. We actually had training later in that afternoon but we still went becoz it's more important to give a helping hand to another dog than going for training, right?
So anyway, off we went with our Hooman M. Mommy was at work at that time so she couldn't come along. We were the last ones to arrive at the vet's place & everyone was already there & most of the dogs have finished their blood test. There were several dogs of different breed & sizes. There were other Goldens, Rottweilers & some other small breeds. The doctor only said that dogs above 25kg qualify coz they needed quite a lot of blood. They can't be using a small dog or else all the blood will be sucked out of the poor thing. So anyway, we big doggies were tested but excluding some Shih Tzus, other smaller breeds & even Faith.
After the testing was done, Chloe was chosen becoz according to the Doctor, she was the healthiest there with good platelet count, no liver & kidney problems. By the way, she has lost quite a bit of weight & is as slim as me now. She has been on special doggy slimming pills for a few months & it's working really well! Okay, back to the story. Chloe was then taken in the exam room to have her weight taken & so on, so on. I followed to check it out but my Hooman M asked someone to watch over me & Faith outside the room. Boohoo!
But anyway, the whole proceedure was done mostly behind closed doors so all the other people couldn't see what actually happened. Chloe did go through with a bit of pain when the Doctors stole her blood. You'll notice it when you see her mouth closed. To check out what happened, watch video below...
The Doctor announced that Chloe did not need any anesthetic. She took the pain in her stride. When it was over, we went straight for our usual training. Chloe was pawfectly fine, playing around & even did some Agility. She's a strong sooperwoman!
On behalf of Chloe, she would like thank Bosco for the opportunity to give some of her blood away which is good for her too. This is also part of our contribution to the bad things that are happening to our brudders & sistas in Turkey. We must all rally together to help one another. Please click here to write a petition.
Thank you Bosco for letting her help you & may you get well soooper soon!