Dog Blood Types

Dog Blood Types

Dogs have different blood types, just like people. The most important dog blood type is called Dog Erythrocyte Antigen (DEA) 1.1.

How Are Dog Blood Types 

Dog blood types are determined by a blood test. The test measures how the dog's red blood cells react to certain antibodies.

Dog Blood Types Important?

Dog blood types are important because dogs can only receive blood transfusions from dogs with the same blood type

Different Types of Dog Blood?

There are more than 12 different types of dog blood. The most common type is DEA 1.1 positive. Other common types include DEA 1.1 negative, DEA 3, and DEA 4.

Which Breeds Are More Likely

Some breeds are more likely to have certain blood types than others. 

When Might a Dog Need 

Dogs may need a blood transfusion if they have lost a lot of blood due to an accident, surgery, or a blood disorder.

How to Find

If your dog needs a blood transfusion, your veterinarian can help you find a blood donor. There are also blood banks for dogs.

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