October 6th, 2014 11:25 EST
Dog Blood Transfusion Saves Cat's Life: Video
"A Key West cat has some bark in its blood following a blood transfusion -- from a dog -- last month.
On Sept. 16, Dr. Sean Perry from the Marathon Veterinary Hospital conducted the lifesaving transfusion on Buttercup, an orange tabby, using dog`s blood. The transfusion, known as a xenotransfusion, is a rare procedure in which cats can continue to generate red blood cells after they`re fused with dog`s blood."
Dogs and cats are implacable enemies, but a kitty has a pooch to thank for saving her life. Buttercup the cat`s life was saved when she received a blood transfusion from an unnamed canine donor.
No cat blood was readily available, that`s why the vet used dog blood.
Buttercup is doing much better since the transfusion, but her attitude towards dogs hasn`t mellowed.
The vet discovered that Buttercup is a male; her owner was under the impression that it was a female. Maybe she should change his name to Butterdude. "