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Published:October 6th, 2014 11:25 EST
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Dog Blood Transfusion Saves Cat's Life: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"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."

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KeysInfoNet

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. "

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