SCVIM now has veterinary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy available for your pet!
This is a non-invasive therapy that is easy on your friend. There is significant research showing many, many benefits to treating your pet with veterinary HBOT. The list below is extensive, but not all-inclusive. HBOT can help treat a host of problems, of which these are just a few.
The following is a list of some conditions in veterinary medicine currently being treated with HBOT often in addition to conventional therapies:
- Pancreatitis, particularly when associated with severe edema and hemorrhage- reduction in pain, swelling of pancreas and improved healing.
- Abscesses: oxygen and antibiotic penetration into areas otherwise poorly penetrable.
- Thermal Burns – healing is improved, infection diminished, increased survival rates overall for burn victims is proven.
- Wound healing- large wounds that would take months to heal can heal much more rapidly and cleanly- saving money and lives
- Fractures – post fracture pain, swelling and infection are helped as well as fibroblast stimulation and healing.
- Skin grafts and flaps: flaps and grafts heal better and take better without infection or excessive inflammation. Neovascularization and decreased inflammation are tremendous help in healing.
- Spider bites: initial swelling and necrosis does not occur or reverses rapidly with HBOT intervention.
- Osteomyelitis: proven improved fibroblast function, antibiotic levels in bone and healing.
- Poisonings (carbon monoxide, cyanide etc.)- Oxygen quickly replaces CO and other noxious gasses. A common use in human ER’s.
- Lyme Disease- the organism cannot survive the hyperbaric environment
- Hepatic, renal and bowel inflammation -post-operative inflammation of bowel, post-bloat or post-obstruction occurs and diminishes chances of sepsis and decreases effusion. Decreases reperfusion injury
- Pain management- swelling decreases, oxygenation improves, enhances function of some pain medications.
- Post intervertebral disc herniation especially with “no deep pain” sensation- patients not deemed surgical candidates or patients who cannot afford surgery or did not respond well to surgery are helped tremendously.
- Abdominal sepsis, particularly when associated with mixed bacterial infection: decreased inflammation, improved penetration of antibiotics to all areas of bowel and within peritoneal fluid, improved healing.
- Brain and spinal cord edema and injury or compression and Degenerative myelopathy- marked edema reduction returns patients to consciousness and can reverse damage to brain and cord quickly. These are some of the most dramatic results we see.
- Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis (GME) symptoms reverse due to decreased inflammation without concurrent medications.
- Pyothorax, particularly when associated with mixed bacterial infection- same as peritonitis
- Post traumatic or ischemic shock or following any acute hypoxic episodes
- Post CPR neurological impairment
- Severe sinusitis or septic rhinitis- antibiotic delivery improves, inflammation goes down, pain is reduced
- Aortic embolization in both cats and dogs- pure oxygen delivery and decreased reperfusion injury
- Stroke in the dog and cat (true stroke vs FCE both respond).
- Cardiac disease where ischemia is present and Post traumatic and reperfusion myocardial injury
- Increase in the body’s inherent stem cell production: many applications for the future!
There is so much more. Contact us today to find out how veterinary hyperbaric oxygen therapy can you help your best friend!