Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment


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Hyperbaric Treatment - Frequently Asked Questions

Do Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments cause pain ?
Typically Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments are pain free – animals will receive treatments in a class B human Hyperbaric Chamber it is capable of treatment protocols to 3ATA. During treatment, the air pressure is two-three times higher than normal air pressure. Therefore, animal will feel as they are in an airplane, with a temporary feeling of fullness in their ears. One treatment session will last from one-two hours and our team of experienced animal care Hyperbaric providers will monitor your animal throughout. Negative side-effects of treatment are minimal and most animals show no signs during or after treatments other than positive changes. Please check out one of our procedures preventing one of the most common side effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments in YouTube.

 How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Work?

Oxygen under pressure allows the body to carry 14 times more oxygen in the plasma. The oxygen then acts on the body in these ways. Oxygen saturates the red blood cells and dissolves up to 14 times the normal amount of oxygen into the blood plasma, transporting oxygen deeper into the body via the lymph, intestinal fluid and cerebrospinal fluid, thereby maximizing tissue oxygenation. The increased oxygen triggers a number of events that helps to restore perfusion, edema reduction, promote healing, enhanced leukocyte function. HBO as an adjunct treatment is life saving along with cost effective and with few side effects.

What referrals are you treating the most?

Micro-Reprofusion  and Upper Respiratory infections .

What types of animals have been referred to you?

Dogs, cats, rodents, foals, fawns, and calves.

What can HBOT do for you and your patients?

​​HBOT can now be part of your treatment arsenal as a complementary therapeutic option for conditions such as: 
- Smoke and Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Crush/reperfusion of ischemic tissue including organs 
- Venomous bites or stings
- Acceleration of post-operative wound healing/preventing flap failure
- Non healing wounds
- Thermal burns 
- Head trauma
- Spinal injuries 
- Pancreatitis
- Near drowning 

Is Sedation Needed?
Most patients do not require sedation for HBOT therapy but it can be given if necessary. Once the patient is in the chamber, pressure is gradually increased to the desired treatment pressure and, once at the target pressure, treatments may last between 60 min to 90 min. Pressure is gradually decreased and the patient is removed from the chamber.