Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

One hundred percent oxygen delivered under controlled pressure in a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber has shown healing benefits for your pet’s conditions.

These include:

  • Wounds/burns
  • Head/Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Post Surgical Swelling
  • Crush Injuries
  • Pancreatitis
  • Necrosis
  • Heat Stroke
  • Snake/Spider Bites
  • Bone Infection
  • Smoke Inhalation
  • Sinusitis

…and many more

What You Can Expect During Your Pet’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment

Treatments may last from 1 to 2 hours and are given 1 to 3 times daily with at least 4 hours between sessions.  Most patients appear calm and relaxed during Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.  Many even fall asleep!  Generally Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy results in:

  • Reduction in swelling
  • Stimulation of new blood vessel formation into the healing/swollen tissue
  • Reduction in pressure caused by head or spinal cord injuries
  • Improved would healing
  • Improved infection control

“Hyperbaric oxygen therapy 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, often times resulting in a net savings of time and cost of treatment for pet owners.”
- Dr. Richter, Medical Director of Holistic Veterinary Care

Celebrate this new technology for your pet’s quality and quantity of life.  This Hyperbaric Oxygen chamber can make a difference in not only the quality of your pet’s life, but also helping them live longer.

Alec Receiving Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy at Holistic Veterinary Care

In addition to the conditions above, HBOT is well documented to stimulate stem cell activity in the body. This creates a great potential synergism when HBOT is combined with stem cell therapy. While this synergism has not been well studied yet, there is great promise that we may be able to effectively treat diseases that until now, had no effective treatment. This is truly cutting edge medicine.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been used in human medicine for years in the treatment of acute and chronic diseases that suffer from a lack of oxygen.  Safely and painlessly, oxygen delivered to the patient in the hyperbaric chamber is inhaled and absorbed by the body at pressure many times greater than when breathing oxygen at normal sea level pressure. Under hyperbaric pressure, healing oxygen is dissolved in the blood plasma, cerebrospinal and lymph fluids, enabling oxygen to reach damaged tissue at least 3 to 4 times farther than normally diffused by red blood cells. This is especially important in swollen and inflamed tissues where small blood vessels have been spread apart and oxygen from red blood cells is unable to diffuse out far enough to supply the needs of damaged cells.

The application for HBOT in veterinary medicine are much the same as in human medicine: increased oxygen delivery to cells in the body. The result of the increased delivery of oxygen to damaged tissues is the relief of inflammation, pressure and edema caused by injury or infection. In addition, the increased levels of oxygen promotes angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation), stimulates wound healing and can help the body fight infection. Below is a much more detailed list of the medical conditions that benefit from HBOT:


•    Head trauma swelling reduction - immediate
•    Brain tumor swelling reduction
•    Intervertebral disc disease - reduce acute inflammation
•    Intracranial abscessation/granuloma
•    Cerebral edema
•    Acute nerve injury/crush or trauma
•    Cutaneous, decubitus and stasis ulcers
•    Stroke victims
•    Tetanus
•    Degenerative myelopathies

Emergency medicine

•    Acute carbon monoxide intoxication
•    Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
•    Crush injuries
•    Laryngeal paralysis crisis
•    Exceptional blood loss crisis
•    Severe soft tissue infections
•    Thermal burns
•    Smoke inhalation
•    Cardiogenic shock
•    Aerobic or anaerobic septicemia
•    Myocardial infarction
•    Pulmonary emphysema
•    Pancreatitis
•    Pyothorax
•    Near drowning
•    Snake bites

Internal medicine

•    Gangrene
•    Progressive necrotizing infections
•    Osteomyelitis
•    Clostridial myositis
•    Radiation injury or post radiation therapy
•    Cognitive performance and age related cognitive dysfunction
•    Hepatic necrosis
•    Severe rhinitis/sinusitis


•    Skin grafts and flaps
•    All non-healing wounds
•    Wound healing enhancement
•    Post-operative swelling
•    Arthritic disease
•    Swelling associated with fractures/trauma

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