THE APP TO DONATE BLOOD FOR DOGS:
There is no dearth of facilities and data available to find donors for human blood transfusions today, with various platforms making it easy to find donors within minutes. For dogs on the other hand, the scope of finding donors for canine blood transfusions was limited until recently.
Last month, Madras Veterinary College, one of the six colleges which are under the aegis of the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) launched Blood4Pet, a mobile application which helps veterinarians and pet parents across the world find canine blood donors for their pooch 24×7.
Blood4Pet helps dog parents around the world network and contact each other in case of any emergency blood transfusion. Explaining the features of the app, Dr. Areshkumar said that Blood4Pet is available in three languages – Tamil, Hindi and English.
Although the app is only available for pet dogs at present, the trio of doctors are looking at adding pet cats on the list next.
Blood4Pet is currently available only for android phones and can be downloaded from Google Playstore or by visiting the Canine Research Centre website.