VetMedSolutions is happy to announce a new partnership with PawPrintOxygen. We are very excited to be able to distribute this product across Canada!
PawPrint Oxygen provides 10L Oxygen Canisters for pet owners. This allows our beloved pets to receive oxygen therapy in their own home.
It is important to note that this oxygen therapy is not meant for long term use. It is meant for short term treatment of episodes of respiratory distress occuring in patients suffering from conditions which predispose them to these types of episodes. Respiratory distress can occur unexpectedly, or during instances of overexertion or overexcitement.
Some of the conditions which cause predisposition include…
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
- Brachycephalic Syndrome
- Tracheal Collapse
- Laryngeal Paralysis
- Feline Asthma
PawPrintOxygen can also help support pets in transit under the following circumstances…
- Transfer from home to the Veterinary Clinic
- Transfer from Regular Practice to ICU or Emergency and Referral
- Intrahospital transfer between O2 machines
The small volume makes the cannisters very safe for at-home use. However, the usage does require a written prescription from a licenced Veterinarian.
There are three components to PawPrint Oxygen therapy. There are the cannisters themselves, there is a regulator, and there is a mask.
The regulator controls the rate at which the oxygen flows. They are available at 0.5L/minute, 1L/minute, and 2L/minute. This allows the cannisters to last between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on the regulator chosen by the prescribing veterinarian.
The masks come with 6 feet of tubing to allow some freedom of movement during Oxygen therapy. They are available in 3 sizes. The small size is most suitable for cats, while the medium is suitable for small to medium sized dogs. The large mask is, of course, best for larger dogs.
Pet owners are encouraged to ask their Veterinary Team today if PawPrint Oxygen is right for their furry family members!
Animal Hospitals can reach out anytime for information on how to get started with supplying Oxygen to pet owners directly out of their practice. Or even getting in the habit of keeping a cannister in treatment rooms and exam rooms!
Shelby, RVT and advocate for furry friends with limited communication tools.