There are many breeds of dogs, such as Pomeranian, Border Collie, Scottish Shepherd, Tibetan Mastiff, Chihuahua, Bichon Frise, Golden Retriever, Labrador, etc. Some of these are large dogs, some are medium-sized dogs, and small dogs. . Dogs are mammals, and the blood they shed is bright red. We have men and women, and there are many different blood types. So for dogs, do they have different blood types?
Research found that there are many different blood types for dogs. The blood types of dogs are classified according to the special antigens (DEA) on red blood cells. According to current research, dogs have 8-13 blood types. Strictly speaking, dogs are the same as humans. If they do improper blood transfusion, they will cause serious blood hemolysis problems or cause death in acute shock.
There are 13 blood types for dogs, DEA1.1, DEA1.2, DEA3, DEA4, DEA5… DEA13. Of course, there are also documents that say that dogs have only eight blood types, but no matter what, the final distinction of dog blood types is mainly DEA1.1 positive, DEA1.2 positive, or DEA1.1, DEA1.2 negative. Dogs with DEA1.1 positive blood type can accept: DEA1.1 positive and DEA1.1, 1.2 negative blood; DEA1.2 positive blood type dogs can accept: DEA1.2 positive and DEA1.1, 1.2 negative blood. However, dogs with DEA1.1 and 1.2 negative blood types can accept DEA1.1 and 1.2 negative blood. If the wrong blood is accidentally transfused, it will cause the dog to hemolysis and death from shock.
As a parent, when encountering a blood transfusion to a dog, you must first figure out the dog’s blood type, and then understand that the dog can accept blood transfusions of those blood types. From the perspective of blood type, the blood type of dogs is more complicated than that of humans, but in any case, blood transfusion to pets is a very serious matter, and the owner cannot ignore it.