Pawprint Oxygen Canisters are a safe and easy way to provide oxygen therapy to your pet during transport! Canisters can be quickly utilized to assist in transporting a pet who is experiencing respiratory distress. Having oxygen on hand can help to ensure that your pet is comfortable and able to be safely transported back to your veterinarian’s practice during a respiratory emergency.
Tips for using Pawprint Oxygen Canisters on the go:
1. Make sure you have more than enough Canisters to provide your pet with oxygen for the full duration of the trip.
For example, if your pet has been prescribed a 1.0 LPM flow rate by your veterinarian, each canister will last about 10 minutes. Let’s say your practice is 40 minutes away.
In this instance you want to make sure that you have at least 5 canisters to ensure that you can support your pet for the entirety of the ride to the practice. 5 canisters, each lasting 10 minutes will provide 50 minutes of oxygen therapy. This gives you enough oxygen for your trip plus a little extra in case of traffic or other slowdowns.
2. Keep all of the parts of the transport and rescue system together so that it is ready to go when you need it! Include your Pet Oxygen Mask, Regulator and Oxygen Canisters in the drawstring backpack provided to you on your first order.
3. Remove the black rubber diaphragm from the Pet Oxygen Mask. We recommend this for nearly all use cases. This will help give your pet greater visibility and make them more accepting of the mask.
4. Bring a friend or family member on the trip with you. This way one of you can drive while the other makes sure your pet is comfortable. The passenger is also responsible for replacing the canisters when one runs out of oxygen!
5. Driving to the practice alone? You can take some string and tie it around the green valves, securing the mask to your pet’s face.
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