Dalkeith vet is on the trail of blood hounds

Bob and his owner at the vet
Bob and his owner at the vet

A Dalkeith-based vet has used the power of social media to sign up canine blood donors and throw a lifeline to other pooches.

John Buxton (39) issued an online plea last week after a Spaniel needed an emergency transfusion at his Market Cross Veterinary Clinic.

Volunteered by his owners, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bob was the hero of the hour, and since his blood was donated another six potential donors have been identified.

John made the appeal on the Market Cross Facebook page, and is hoping to add to the list: “We are looking to build a list of potential blood donor dogs we can call upon in the future.”

Read full story in the October 3 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.