Extended Oxygen Therapy – The Pet Oxygen Cage
An easy and effective way to provide extended oxygen therapy to your pet is by using the pet oxygen cage! Extended oxygen therapy is recommended for pets requiring an hour or more of oxygen therapy each day. Pets experiencing conditions such as cancer, Congestive Heart Failure, and Laryngeal Paralysis may be good candidates for extended oxygen therapy. The Cage easily attaches to an Oxygen Concentrator and can be used to provide oxygen therapy while at home. In this post we will walk you through some of the best practices to use when administering oxygen therapy to your pet through an Oxygen Cage.
Selecting the Correct Size Cage
The Pet Oxygen Cage comes in three different sizes. It is important to get the correct size cage so that your pet is able to comfortably move around while receiving therapy. Measure your pet’s height and length to ensure that you are purchasing the correct size cage. Compare your pet’s measurements to the dimensions of the cage. Pawprint Oxygen sells the cage in 3 different sizes: Small: 18″ x 13″ x13.” Note: The small cage is very small. This cage is typically only used for pets under 5 pounds or pocket pets. Medium: 24″ x 18″ x 18.” This is the most commonly sold size. Large: 44″ x 26″ by 26.” This is our largest cage size. It must be used with an Oxygen Concentrator with flow rates of at least 10 Liters per Minute.
Using the Pet Oxygen Cage
The Oxygen Cage must be attached to a device that is able to provide a continuous flow of oxygen. A pet parent must use an FDA approved continuous flow stationary Oxygen Concentrator when using the Cage at home. You will need a prescription to purchase the Concentrator.
Make sure that you purchase a Concentrator that can generate a high enough a flow rate to be compatible with the oxygen cage. Small and Medium Cages can use a 5 Liter or 10 Liter Oxygen Concentrator. The Concentrator must be set to a flow rate of at least 5 Liters per Minute when being used with a small or medium cage. Large Cages require an even greater volume of space to be filled in order to achieve sufficient oxygen saturation levels. For this reason, it is essential to use a 10 Liter Oxygen Concentrator when providing oxygen therapy to a pet through a Large Cage. This will ensure that there is enough oxygen entering the cage to achieve desired levels of oxygen saturation. To learn more about extended oxygen therapy click here.