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First doggie blood clinic for Daventry

Daventry Veterinary Clinic, Stephenson Close, Daventry. Pictured are Sarah Aldridge ( Vet ) & Rachel Jayne ( Veterinary Nurse ) with Dexter

Daventry Veterinary Clinic, Stephenson Close, Daventry. Pictured are Sarah Aldridge ( Vet ) & Rachel Jayne ( Veterinary Nurse ) with Dexter

A blood donor clinic for dogs will be coming to Daventry for the first time.

Daventry Veterinary Clinic will be asking animal lovers to donate blood in order to help save the lives of many other pets.

This session will be held at the veterinary surgery in Stephenson Close on the Drayton Fields Industrial Estate on Saturday, March 8 from 1pm to 6pm. It will be run by the national charity Pet Blood Bank UK.

Rachel Jayne from the clinic said: “This is a nationwide charity which is very big in the veterinary field.

“We are trying to help them out and help replenish the stocks. I believe the charity has been to Northampton before but it is the first time something like this has ever been held in Daventry.

“There is a real rush to get new blood. Dogs have two blood types, positive and negative.

“The stocks of negative blood are running very low, so we are hoping there will be plenty of dogs who come forward who meet the criteria.

“Getting your dog to become a donor is something that can really make a huge difference to the lives of other dogs.”

Any pet owners who are looking to enrol their dog as a donor will need to make sure they weigh over 25kgs and are aged between one and eight years old.

For further information about the scheme and other eligibility criteria, visit www.petbloodbank.org.

Anyone who is interested in their dog becoming a donor is invited to contact Pet Blood Bank directly on 01509 232222 or ourselves on 01327 877767.

 

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