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Could Your Cat be a Superhero?

26 April 2018
Did you know that just as in humans, cats have different blood groups. There are three major feline blood groups: A, B and AB. Group A is the most common, but group B is quite common in certain pedigree breeds. Group AB appears to be rare in all breeds. 

And as with humans and hospitals, veterinary hospitals rely on blood donations from animals for their operations. The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in Potters Bar is desperate to find more feline (and other animal) blood donors. Claire from the RVC has sent through the following:

Is your cat...

  • Aged between 1 and 10 years?
  • 3.5kgs or above?
  • Fully vaccinated?
  • Up to date with flea and worm treatment?
  • Never travelled outside the UK or Ireland?
  • Never received a blood transfusion?
  • Has a good temperament?
If so your cat could be a Royal Veterinary College blood donor!
Benefits for our feline superheroes:

  • Annual blood tests including FeLV/FIV and mycoplasma
  • Heart scan with our cardiology specialists
  • Regular health checks from our vets
  • Food, treats and cuddles when donating
After donating they take home a large bag of premium cat food, or trays of wet food if preferred, to say a little thank you.

If you feel that your cat might be able to be a blood donor, do give the RVC a call on 01707 666566, or email blooddonor@rvc.ac.uk to find out more detail about the process.