An endearing dog did something unexpected yet endearing. Jax, a hairy 7-year-old, gave blood to save an anemic puppy’s life. Jax’s mother, Jennifer Fowler, who is also a veterinarian, said her dog is delighted to assist.
Jennifer explained to LADbible:
“He enjoys being the center of attention and remains completely motionless during any treatment. We had an extremely anemic dog that was on the verge of death on the day [he provided blood]. The tiny pup’s body was nearly devoid of red blood cells, necessitating a transfusion.”
Jennifer notes that this sort of contribution is tough to come by, and that occasionally doctors’ staff may contribute their own dogs to assist alleviate the issue if it isn’t too unsafe.
Jax was taken to the clinic by the woman’s husband, which was only 10 minutes away from their house.
“He was overjoyed to see everyone and stayed perfectly still while we shaved a little piece of fur from his neck and cleaned it up to make the location sterile.”
While he waited, wagging his tail and receiving kisses, blood was extracted from his neck for around 30 seconds. He did not whimper at any point.
His mother continued, ”
“It was all done in about 30 seconds, and he got plenty of goodies and a high-calorie snack of wet food, as well as some water, and he was allowed to spend the remainder of the afternoon in a wonderfully luxurious bed.”
Not only is his mother proud of Jax’s bravery. After seeing her dog pleased with her, she felt content, as if she knew he was assisting her.
Jennifer continued, ”
“Because of the dog’s modest size, that bag was adequate for three transfusions; the puppy healed dramatically and was reunited with his family a few days later.”