Ask Dr. Richards

October 2006 Issue

Ask Dr. Richards

I just purchased a lovely Persian kitten, and the breeder told me to make sure my veterinarian tests to see what my kittenís blood type is. Iíve had cats all my life, and I never knew they had different blood types. Is this something new?

No, itís not really new; the feline AB blood group system was first described back in the early 1960s. There are three blood types in cats: type A, type B andÖ

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