According to a new study out Tuesday, most pet owners have no idea that their good boy or girl could be helping other animals in this way.
Veterinarians in the UK surveyed pet owners who had visited a clinic during a 10-day span.
The questionnaire not only asked them about their knowledge of pet blood donation, but also whether they’d be willing to donate their own pet’s blood and why or why not.
The study’s findings were published in Vet Record.
Like us, cats and dogs sometimes need emergency blood transfusions when they get seriously hurt.
But there’s much less infrastructure surrounding pet blood donation compared to the human version.