Animal Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy

What Veterinary HBOT Treats

Our veterinarian-administered HBOT treatment can be used successfully to treat:

  • Post-operative swelling
  • Snake bites
  • Serious wounds and burns
  • Head or spinal trauma
  • Near-drowning or asphyxiation
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Inflammation
  • Pancreatitis
  • Osteoarthritis

Over the past few years it has been very rewarding for the doctors and staff to observe the clinical improvement of the many cases treated by cat/dog hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Animal Emergency and Referral Center. The addition of this HBOT therapy has resulted in an obvious enhancement of our ability to successfully treat many critically-ill patients.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment offered in our veterinary hospital in Ft. Pierce that aids healing by reducing swelling, controlling infection and stimulating new blood vessel formation in healing tissues. The patient is placed in a large, clear plastic chamber that has a pressurized flow of pure oxygen 1.5 to 3 times that of atmospheric oxygen. This allows more oxygen into the bloodstream, speeding up the healing process.

How Hyberbaric Therapy Works

Inside the animal hyperbaric chamber, pets lie on a soft blanket and rest or sleep while the oxygen goes to work on wounds, swelling, burns and other injuries or illnesses. The pets are comfortable and relaxed during dog/cat Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. The total veterinary HBOT treatment time is from 1 to 2 hours, and is usually repeated twice a day. Treatments continue until the doctors see a marked improvement. When your pet is beginning to use the affected limb, or is gaining strength and function, the animal hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments are discontinued.