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    Default Gypsy The Brave

    Gypsy was a hero today, she was the donor dog for a blood transfusion!
    I work as a vet nurse and we desperately needed a transfusion for a small dog that was rapidly deteriorating from Auto Immune Haemolytic Anaemia. As I am the only one at work with big dogs (and therefore more blood) I had to get Gypsy to come in and save the day.
    She was so brave, they knocked her out and took the blood and she is now curled up on the couch with my dad. She has a shaved neck from the transfusion (taken from her jugular) and is still a bit lethargic.
    We will know over night if the transfusion saved the little dog and I shall let you know how it goes!
    Owning a dog should be a partnership. Much like a good marriage it should be based on love, trust and devotion until death do you part.
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    Hooray for Gypsy!! Fingers crossed the little pooch makes it!

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    Thats great! I hope the little dogs recovers.

    Strange question but do dogs have different blood types like people? Like some are compatible for transfusions with blood groups of the same type but others aren't?
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    There are 9 different blood groups in dogs but the first transfusion can be from any dog, it gets more complicated from there.

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    Gypsy has gone missing! Last night she snapped at me which she has never done before and managed to bite my lip, I woke up at 4.30 this morning worrying about it even though she has never done it before and was more than likely due to the anesthetic used. At 5am I decided to go see how she was except she's not here! I've driven around and posted a lost thing up on a heap of Facebook pages. She isn't wearing her collar coz of the transfusion. Hopefully someone will see her shaved neck and take her to the vet so she can be scanned for a chip.

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    Oh man I hope you find her fast.
    Beau.
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    My fingers, toes and everything else is crossed. I Gypsie turns up safe and sound very soon. You must be frantic.

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    I hope she turns up very soon

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    I hope she comes home soon.

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    Cross finger.. I hope you find her soon.

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