Med. Weter. 77 (7), 345-348, 2021

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Analysis of the causes and effectiveness of whole blood transfusion procedures carried out in dogs and cats in 2014-2018 in a Polish veterinary clinic
Nowadays, veterinary medicine develops as quickly as human medicine, and companion animals are treated as family members. As a result, advanced procedures, such as blood transfusions, are used more frequently to save animal life. The present study analyzes blood transfusions carried out in dogs and cats in 2014-2018 in a veterinary clinic for small animals in Poland. The number of transfusions performed, indications for their implementation due to disease, as well as the effects of this procedure, are discussed. This method of treatment, although potentially life-saving, is not always effective and carries a risk of adverse reactions.
Keywords: dogs, cats, transfusion, diseases