Posts Tagged ‘inhalation’

How Do Pet Oxygen Masks Work?

In Uncategorized on September 9, 2009 at 4:37 AM
The Dual vents and a rubber mounted 22 mm oxygen adapter enable unrestricted inhalation and exhalation of air. The durable mask is made of polycarbonate.
Masks can be used when the pet is conscious. Simply connect oxygen mask to oxygen supply using the O2 supply tube(see flow chart). Seal the mask over the pet’s mouth and nose. Set appropriate O2 flow rate for pet.
The Masks can also be used if the pet requires rescue breathing. Simply remove the top stopper from the pet oxygen mask and insert Ambu Bag for pressure ventilation (see picture).To prevent over-inflating the lungs you may want to consider using children or pediatric Ambu bags.
Attach Ambu Bag to Top Stopper
1. Patient inhalation
2. Patient exhalation
3. Escape of excess O2 if flow rate is too high.
4. Patient inhalation of supplemental ambient if O2 flow rate is too low.

Rescue Alert Stickers Are Just The Beginning

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Losing a pet in a house fire can be a devastating experience. As most pet owners leave their furry companions home alone when they go to work, pets are left to fend for themselves in the event of a house fire. Although installing ‘rescue alert stickers’ may seem sufficient to some, the pets life is not assured. Unlike humans looking to run out during fires, pets instinctively look for a hiding place to protect them from the fire.

When first responders arrive at the scene, the alert sticker will them identify a residence with pets. Please keep in mind that when that pet is extricated from the burning structure that pet will have inhaled toxic amounts of smoke, toxic fumes (from burning rugs, carpets, household chemicals, plastic, etc) and will suffer from Smoke Inhalation. First responders will need to provide pure oxygen on the scene before transport to that pet in order for it to have a change at recovery. Smoke inhalation kills people and pets. We all have lungs!

So get your Alert Sticker but remember to provide your first responders with this additional tool for their toolbox, namely the Pet Oxygen Mask Kits. That will truly make a difference in your pets chances at recovery.

Pet Oxygen Masks can resuscitate animals suffering from smoke inhalation. They can be used on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, even birds and they are the perfect solution for emergency responders. We encourage you to support your local Fire/EMS and Police Departments with donations to help them acquire such necessary equipment.