Four-week kitten undergoes ‘xenotransfusion’ procedure with a dog blood donor

A four-week-old kitten who was on the brink of death was saved by a transfusion of dog’s blood.

The canine blood kept Ellie, who weighs 10 ounces alive, as the rare life-saving procedure, xenotransfusion, was performed because there was not enough to find a suitable cat donor.

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