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Posted on 03-31-2017

Using Oxygen to Heal: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

At holistic veterinary care we are dedicated to exploring all of the best treatment options for our patients. One of our most cutting-edge and technologically advanced therapies is called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. This therapy involves placing an animal inside of our special hyperbaric oxygen chamber—an enclosed space that is pressurized with 100% pure oxygen. By saturating the air with so much oxygen, the chamber is able to force oxygen into the patient’s tissues at 3 to 4 times the normal rate of oxygen absorption.

What’s the advantage of all that oxygen? Often, when there is an acute injury or problem in an animal’s tissues, the limiting factor in their ability to heal quickly is the amount of oxygen that those tissues are receiving. By increasing the rate of dispersal by 300 to 400%, the chamber is able to create a space that maximizes an animals own body’s ability to heal itself.

We’ve seen amazing results from using HBOT, with patients who would have had to consider costly and elaborate surgeries being almost completely healed after treatment. We are confident that HBOT can save many pets the hardship of serious therapy or medications (and their owners the cost of such treatments!).

If you are interested in hearing our own Doctor Gary Richter talk about this treatment, click here [http://holisticvetcare.com/regenerative-medicine/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy.html]. This page also contains a list of the types of injuries and conditions that HBOT is best suited to treat. Once an animal has been comfortably situated inside the chamber, treatment usually lasts between 1 to 2 hours and can be done up to 3 times day. 

As always, please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you would like to learn more about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: (510) 339-2600

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