It probably comes as no surprise to hear that dogs are not routinely blood typed unless they are donating or receiving blood. However, DEA 1 (Dog Erythrocyte Antigen) negative dog blood is currently low in the UK and because of this, Argos Pet Insurance have partnered with Pet Blood Bank to raise awareness and to ask for owners of certain breeds to come forward.
With only 30% of dogs having negative blood, there is a high demand for this blood type. The Certain breeds who are more likely to have a negative blood type, include Dobermans, Greyhounds, Boxers, German Shepherds, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Airedale Terriers, Weimaraners, Lurchers and Pointers.
If your dog is aged one to eight, is fit and healthy and weighs over 25kg, they could help another dog in need.
If your pet can lend a paw, find out more and register them today.