Low blood oxygen can quickly progress to a life-threatening situation. Your pet may show signs including increased breathing effort, restlessness, change in body posture to assist in breathing or change in gum color.
Oxygen therapy can be given for a short or long period of time in the hospital. Oxygen can be delivered to your pet via tubes resting in their nose, a face mask, or an oxygen chamber. This treatment increases the amount of oxygen being delivered to the lungs and blood. Oxygen therapy may be needed for our pets when they are battling pneumonia, heart disease, trauma to the lungs and other diseases that prevent oxygen from adequately reaching the lungs and blood.