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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber

Sixth Street Vet has one of the few Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chambers in the United States (there are currently less than 30 nationwide).  This exciting therapy is available to our patients as well as for referring veterinarians and their patients.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been used for over 20 years in human medicine and more recently has begun to be used in veterinary medicine.  Our HBOT chamber is made exclusively for small animals and our staff has been trained and certified in its safety and operation by the vendor.

Technician Monitoring Pet in HBOT

Technician Monitoring Pet in HBOT

HBOT safely and painlessly delivers 100% pure oxygen to tissues in the body due to the increased atmospheric pressure in the chamber (compared to the 21 percent normally present in the air we breathe).  The pet typically requires no sedation.  Most cases involve 2 to 4 sixty minute treatments over a 24 to 48 hour period.  HBOT is covered by most pet insurances for covered conditions under their policies.

HBOT has shown great success rate with:

  • Snake Bites – Most dogs go home 24 hours after the bite with no pain or swelling after a single dose of antivenin and 2 to 4 HBOT treatments, without the need for additional therapy such as plasma.
  • Severe wound infections and tissue damage especially crushing injuries, dog attack wounds, and wounds with vascular compromise
  • Fracture healing
  • Intervertebral disc herniation – this is a great option for clients who cannot afford surgery, or for post op recovery and rehab.
  • Inflammatory conditions such as pancreatitis.
Dog Relaxing in HBOT

Dog Relaxing in HBOT