As an affordable, easily stored, deployable, and truly portable source of oxygen, veterinarians have reported using the Pawprint Oxygen Rescue Oxygen System to supplement the oxygen delivery systems in their hospital and elsewhere: 

  • For back-up when the central or local source of oxygen is interrupted
  • During parking lot triage and transport into the hospital
  • Comfort room visits or euthanasia of oxygen dependent patients
  • Working with a patient outside the oxygen cage
  • Transport between the ICU source and e.g. radiology, or the next oxygen drop in the hospital
  • Support of oxygen-dependent patients during a walk
  • In first aid kits carried by veterinarians, operational K9 handlers, or first responders

Pawprint Oxygen’s rescue oxygen system offers the opportunity to provide oxygen outside of the hospital and in situations where high pressure cylinders are not safe, practical, or affordable.

About Sean Smarick, VMD, DACVECC

Veterinary Advisor

Sean Smarick is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and completed a residency in Veterinary Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of California in 2003. Dr. Smarick spent over 25 years in private and university based clinical practice while also participating in CPR research, training residents, lecturing and instructing at conferences, contributing to journals and textbooks and managing veterinary practices. He currently is a Domain Chair in RECOVER, member of the K9 TECC working group, NAVEMS board member and VETCoT Prehospital Care Subcommittee and has recently commissioned in the USAR Veterinary Corps.


Pawprint Oxygen does not provide veterinary advice. The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian with questions regarding your pet’s health.

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