Thursday, 7 December 2017
Veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (VHBOT) is for Equines, Cats & Dogs too ... your precious patients.
VET HBOT gained popularity in the veterinary field, large animal hyperbaric chambers were developed and placed in many veterinary practices, rehabilitation facilities, and educational institutions in multiple countries. HBOT is now routinely used to treat swelling, trauma, non-healing wounds, and other ailments in animals including dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and horses.
The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an exciting adjunctive therapy has provided veterinarians with another option to significantly improve animal medical care, and has been used in the treatment of multiple conditions in the past decade.
Treatment in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber increases pressure around the patient and causes the body to dissolve more oxygen into the blood, plasma and other body fluids. Higher amount of oxygen reaches the tissues where the blood supply is compromised, thus, improving and speeding up the healing process.”
During veterinary hyperbaric oxygen therapy the patient is placed safely and comfortably in a hyperbaric chamber designed specifically for small animals. At a maximum of 2 Atmospheric Pressure (ATA), and closely monitored by trained staff, 100 percent pure oxygen treatments are given.
The VHBOT chamber is designed and built specifically for veterinary use, has proved to be effective for nonhealing wounds, burns, deep tissue infections, bone infections, decubital ulcers, vasculitis, and postsurgical recovery.
Treatments may last from 60 – 90 minutes, depending on the prescribed therapy. The total number of treatments necessary varies according to the type of treatment and the patient’s response. Most patients appear calm and relaxed during hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Many even fall asleep.
According to publicly available medical literature, hyperbaric oxygen therapy results in reduction in swelling, stimulation of new blood vessel formation into the healing/swollen tissue, a reduction in pressure caused by head or spinal cord injuries, improved would healing, and improved infection control.
Veterinary Hyperbaric oxygen therapy often called VHBOT can be of great help to veterinary patients by speeding up the healing process and may reduce or eliminate the need for more invasive procedures such as surgery, oftentimes resulting in a net savings of time and cost of treatment for pet owners.