Pet Blood Donor Program

Join our Pet Blood Donor Program at The Stock Doc Veterinary Services. Your pet’s generosity can save lives. Be a hero today!

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Pet Blood Donor Program

Pet blood donors at The Stock Doc Veterinary Services in Riverton, WY, play a crucial role in saving countless lives within our furry community. Our blood donor program caters to both dogs and cats, relying on the generosity of these incredible pets and their dedicated owners. What is the purpose? To provide life-saving blood and blood products for our canine and feline patients when they need it the most.

Joining the Program: Benefits for Donors and Owners

At The Stock Doc Veterinary Services, we cover the expenses for blood typing, the initial comprehensive bloodwork panel, and the first examination. Moreover, pet owners receive a $100 credit on their account upon their pet’s blood donation. To top it off, your pet becomes a Blood Donor Hero, sporting a special bandana as a token of appreciation.

Becoming a Blood Donor: Dogs and Cats Saving Lives

Canine Donor Requirments

  • Age between 1 and 10 years
  • Good health is determined by a comprehensive physical exam conducted by our experienced veterinarians
  • Minimum weight of 60 pounds for a full donation
  • No history of prior blood transfusions
  • No ongoing medications except for heartworm preventative
  • Female donors must be spayed and have never been pregnant

Note: Doberman Pinschers are not eligible due to a higher prevalence of von Willebrand’s Disease.

Feline Donor Requirments

  • Healthy mixed-breed indoor cats weighing over 10 pounds
  • Age between 1 and 10 years
  • All cats in the household must test negative for Mycoplasma hemofelis, feline leukemia virus, and feline immunodeficiency virus
  • No prior blood transfusions or ongoing medications except for heartworm preventative
  • Female donors must be spayed and have never been pregnant

Sustaining Donor Status

To remain on our donor list, clients commit to purchasing complete deworming and monthly heartworm preventative medication from The Stock Doc Veterinary Services or our online pharmacy. Pets also must undergo annual preventative exams, bloodwork, and up-to-date vaccinations.

The Impact of Pet Blood Donors

Our blood donors become heroes in situations like cardiac insufficiency, chronic anemia, hemorrhagic shock, or liver disease in other pets. While the process involves some inconvenience and a mild sedative for the donor, the rewarding feeling for pet owners, knowing they’ve contributed to saving a life, is immeasurable.