A Puppy Donated Blood to Save This Cat, so Will the Cat Behave Like a Dog?

A sick cat in Florida (not the one in this pic) was saved by receiving blood from a dog. (Image: Mohammed J/Flickr)
A sick cat in Florida (not the one in this pic) was saved by receiving blood from a dog. (Image: Mohammed J/Flickr)

In Florida, a cat named Buttercup got really sick, and its blood volume got so low that it needed an urgent blood transfusion to survive. Luckily, and surprisingly, there was a proper donor, but it was a dog.

After receiving the dog’s blood, Buttercup is now recovering at home and doing well. Regarding the cross-species blood transfusion, Dr. Sean Perry, who conducted the transfusion, told ABC News that it’s not common in veterinary medicine, but it’s an option in certain situations.

Dr. Perry said it would take 24 to 48 hours to get cat blood, but Buttercup needed blood as soon as possible; also, Buttercup’s blood volume was so low that it could receive donated dog blood, which was on hand at the time.

Some Chinese netizens joked about whether Buttercup would develop any dog-specific habits. It would be interesting if this ever happened. What do you think?

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