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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
If you’re a pet owner looking for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for your beloved pet, you’ve come to the right place.
At RehabVet Clinic in Singapore, we offer this cutting-edge treatment that involves placing your pet in our medical-grade hyperbaric chamber. HBOT involves placing a patient in a pressurised chamber where they breathe 100% pure oxygen at a pressure greater than normal atmospheric pressure. This increased pressure allows the oxygen to dissolve more readily in the blood plasma, which in turn leads to a higher concentration of oxygen being delivered to the body’s tissues. This enhanced oxygen delivery promotes healing and recovery, reduces inflammation, and stimulates the immune system.
We’re incredibly proud to highlight that RehabVet stands alone as the only clinic in Singapore equipped with a medical-grade hyperbaric oxygen chamber. By choosing RehabVet, you’re ensuring your pet receives the highest quality treatment in the hands of our dedicated and skilled professionals.
Process & Duration
The process typically starts with a 10-minute period to gradually increase the pressure, ensuring the pet adjusts comfortably. Then, the therapeutic part of the treatment lasts about 45 minutes, where your pet reaps the healing benefits of the oxygen-rich environment. Following this, there’s another 10-minute period for slow decompression to normal atmospheric pressure. Overall, you can expect the entire session to take up to 60 minutes. It’s essential to note that the frequency and total number of treatments needed will be based on the nature of your pet’s condition and their response to therapy.
- Accelerated Wound Healing: HBOT promotes rapid healing of wounds, burns, and skin grafts by increasing the oxygen supply to damaged tissues, thereby boosting collagen production and new blood vessel formation.
- Reduced Inflammation: The elevated oxygen levels help to reduce inflammation and swelling, which in turn minimizes pain and discomfort for the pet.
- Enhanced Immune Response: HBOT improves the function of the immune system, making it more efficient in fighting off infections and promoting recovery.
- Faster Recovery from Surgery: Following surgical procedures, HBOT can aid in faster healing and reduce post-operative complications.
- Neurological Support: Studies have shown that HBOT can help improve neurological function in pets suffering from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological disorders.
Types of Conditions
- Wound Healing: HBOT is beneficial in treating non-healing wounds, burns, and skin grafts.
- Post-Surgical Recovery: Pets recovering from orthopedic or soft tissue surgeries can benefit from the accelerated healing and reduced inflammation provided by HBOT.
- Infections: HBOT is effective in treating infections, such as deep abscesses, pyoderma, and osteomyelitis.
- Traumatic Injuries: HBOT can help pets recover from trauma, including crush injuries, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries.
- Neurological Disorders: HBOT can be beneficial for pets with stroke, encephalitis, meningitis, or other neurological conditions.
- Respiratory Disorders: Pets with conditions such as pneumonia, smoke inhalation, or near drowning can benefit from the increased oxygenation provided by HBOT
Types of Risks
Oxygen Toxicity: One of the main risks of hyperbaric oxygen treatment is oxygen toxicity. When dogs are exposed to high levels of oxygen for extended periods, it can lead to damage to their lungs and nervous system. This can cause symptoms such as coughing, difficulty breathing, seizures, and even death in severe cases. Therefore, it is essential to monitor dogs closely during hyperbaric oxygen therapy to ensure that they are not showing any adverse reactions.
Barotrauma: Another risk associated with hyperbaric oxygen treatment is barotrauma. This occurs when the pressure in the chamber causes changes in the dog’s body, leading to damage to its ears, lungs, or other organs. Signs of barotrauma include bleeding from the ears, difficulty breathing, and changes in behaviour. It is crucial to ensure that the pressure and duration of hyperbaric oxygen treatment are carefully monitored to avoid barotrauma.
Infection: Is also a potential risk of hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Since the chamber is a sealed environment, there is a risk of bacteria or other microorganisms developing and causing infections. It is essential to ensure that the chamber is thoroughly cleaned and sterilized before each use to prevent the such as restlessness or anxiety. To minimize the risk of barotrauma, it is essential to follow proper procedures when administering hyperbaric oxygen therapy, such as gradually increasing the pressure over time and monitoring the dog’s response.