Most general practices offer limited oxygen therapy by holding a mask to a pet’s. The mask is fed by an oxygen tank. This method is costly and ineffective because the technician can only provide the therapy for a limited amount of time.
Our practice offers oxygen therapy in oxygen therapy units more commonly found in emergency hospitals. The unit is fed with an oxygen concentrator which generates oxygen continuously with electricity. These units provide a much better standard of care and the therapy is less costly because it is not fed by expensive oxygen tanks and it is not labor intensive.
For animals who suffer from asthma or other conditions which require a nebulizer, the unit has a nebulizer capability and is fed with a steroid. Again, this is a more effective therapy because the patient is receiving all of the medicine.
This is a video of our Oxygen/Nebulizer unit.
This is a photo of the unit: